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pdirestajr

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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
« on: February 17, 2012, 01:08:46 AM »
I don't see a thread for this soon-to-be outdated guy. I actually just recently picked up this little lens mint refurbed for 300.00 USD! I think it's still a pretty rad piece of retro glass.

The mid-tone contrast was pushed a bit in this shot to add a little grit to the image, but I think it shows this lens can be pretty sharp.


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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
« on: February 17, 2012, 01:08:46 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 03:49:05 AM »
i just bought one yesterday, here in Spain quite more expensive than yours, but cheaper than zooms. Nice image and sharp ยก

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Re: Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 07:18:05 AM »
I bought one 5 years ago for just 150 Euro second hand for a APS-C camera and I like
  • great contrast and good sharpness from f/2.8 on
  • natural viewing angle of 38mm in terms of 35mm equivalent
  • compactness, low weight
  • good close focus range down to 25 cm / max. reproduction ratio for a non-macro lens
  • good ergonomics despite non-availability of USM

Happy to own that lens which someone called an "ugly duckling" on a forum: Ugly in terms of boringness, a swan in terms of photographic usefulness!
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Re: Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 08:23:42 AM »
I just sold mine, which was in mint condition, a couple weeks ago for $265. I replaced it with the 24-70mm f2.8 L. I must say that it was a fantastic lens. Cheap, light, compact, good performer.
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Re: Canon EF 24mm f/2.8
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 08:23:42 AM »