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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Aperture Series: Rancher’s Cabin

Made with the 22-megapixel Canon 5D Mark III at ISO 100.

The about $824 Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM was released by Canon in July 2012. This is quite expensive by traditional Canon standards for a 24mm f/2.8 prime lens, which suggests that Canon might have improved its game. How does it perform?

Rancher’s Cabin

There were some small variations in lighting and between apertures; brightness adjustments were made to facilitate comparison.

This scene was chosen and composed for its near to far depth (“3D”), which yields insight into performance as often required for landscape shooting.

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