Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens


Product summary

Key features

  • Fast f/1.4 aperture
  • Aspherical and UD lens elements for correction of chromatic aberration
  • Sub Wavelength structure Coating (SWC) to dramatically reduce ghosting and flare
  • Circular aperture for creative blurred highlights
  • USM for full-time manual focus
  • Lead-free glass (RoHS compliance)
  • Lens hood and pouch supplied


The Canon 24mm F/1.4L is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Weddings and more.The Canon 24mm F/1.4L is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 24mm F/1.4L is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 24mm F/1.4L: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice bokeh, Rugged, Strong construction to mention just a few.

The Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens lens is a venerable wide-angle prime lens that provides sharpness and impressive performance at all settings. Its large maximum aperture of f/1.4 allows for superb low-light photographs, and its circular aperture and narrow depth of field provide pleasing background blur. It is the ideal tool for photojournalists, landscape and event photographers, and anyone who enjoys taking images from a wider perspective.

This version “II” improves greatly over its predecessor with the addition of two high-precision aspheric lenses, which correct aberration including curvature of field and distortion. Chromatic aberration common in wide-angle shooting is also reduced by the inclusion of two UD lenses, which ensure optimum image quality and corner-to-corner detail.

The EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM features Canon’s near-silent Ultra Sonic Motor (USM), which provides super-fast auto-focusing with full-time manual override. The floating internal focus system also helps maintain high image quality throughout the focal range.

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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II Specifications

Angle of view:H 74°, V:53°, D:84°
Construction (elements/groups)13/10
No. of diaphragm blades8
Min aperture22
Closest focusing distance (m)0.25
Max magnification (x)0.17
Distance informationProvided
AF MotorRing USM¹
Dust/moisture resistanceYes¹
Filter Size (mm)77
Max. diameter x length (mm)93.5 x 86.9
Weight (g)650g
Magnification – Extension Tube EF12 II0.67-0.50
Magnification – Extension Tube EF25 IINC
Lens hoodEW-83K
Soft caseLP1319


Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II Press Release

United Kingdom/Republic of Ireland, 17 September, 2008: Canon today strengthens its line-up of EF-series lenses with the introduction of a new fast aperture prime lens: the EF 24mm f1.4L II USM. Replacing the EF 24mm f/1.4L USM, the EF 24mm f1.4L II USM has been completely redesigned to provide an exacting partner lens to Canon’s new EOS digital SLRs, the EOS 50D and the EOS 5D MKII.

Superior image performance

Featuring a 13-element, 10-group lens, the EF 24mm f1.4L II USM is designed to achieve the highest standards of image quality. Two high-precision GMo aspheric lenses are employed to correct various forms of aberration such as curvature of field and distortion, with a floating mechanism ensuring crisp corner-to-corner detail throughout the focal range. In addition, two UD lenses reduce the chromatic aberration common in wide-angle lenses.

A fast, ultra-large maximum aperture of f/1.4 delivers excellent low-light performance, with the circular aperture offering the potential for creative out-of-focus highlights. A focal length of 24mm and a USM focus motor providing full-time manual focus also make the EF 24mm f1.4L II USM ideal for situations where a wide-angle, high-performance lens is required.

Advanced lens coating

Reflections off a digital camera’s image sensor can compromise images with ghosting and flare. To help reduce this, the inside of EF 24mm f1.4L II USM’s front element is treated with Canon’s new Sub Wavelength structure Coating. Developed specifically to work with Canon optics, this anti-reflective coating helps reduce flare and ghosting – for consistently crisp, undistorted images.

Robust build quality

Weighing just 650g, the EF 24mm f1.4L II USM is designed to withstand the rigours of even the most testing shooting environment – with Canon’s advanced weather and dust sealing making it the perfect choice for photojournalists and landscape photographers.

Additional Info


EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM available at Adorama | B&H | Amazon