Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM

Product summary

Key features

  • 24mm wide angle lens (38mm equivalent on APS-C sized sensors)
  • Fast f/2.8 maximum aperture
  • Up to four-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Ultrasonic autofocus mechanism
  • Circular aperture for soft background blur
  • Super Spectra coatings reduce flare


Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens was introduced along with Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM. This lens offers an advantage of up to 4-stops over lenses without IS. The lens is ideal for capturing more of the scene, thanks to their wider focal lengths. It features a wide f/2.8 aperture, helping photographers to discover shallow depth of field, or to shoot in lower-light conditions.

The Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens is  perfect entry focal length into the world of ultra wide-angle photography. This is a compact, fixed focal length 24mm lens equipped with 4 stops of shake correction Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer technology, along with a ring-type USM and advanced CPU with optimized AF algorithms for faster auto focusing. Full-time manual focus option also available for manual focusing even while in AF mode while a minimum focusing distance of 0.66 ft (0.20m) provides a dramatic wide-angle view. Aspherical lens elements help to improve image quality on the peripheral part, while a 7-blade circular aperture diaphragm delivers beautiful bokeh. Lens coatings are also used to combat ghosting and flares. Offering superior image quality, silent and smooth operation in a compact & lightweight body. This lens is a ideal lens for capturing both stills and video. Also check out EF 28mm f/2.8L IS.

Sample Images by EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM on Flickr

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Canon EF 24mm f:2.8 IS USM b

Canon EF 24mm f:2.8 IS USM a

Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS Specifications

Angle of viewH:74°, V:53°, D: 84°
Construction (elements/groups)11/9
No. of diaphragm blades7
Min aperture22
Closest focussing distance (m)0.20
Max magnification (x)0.23
Distance InformationProvided
Image stabilizer4 stops
AF MotorRing USM¹
Filter Size (mm)58
Max. diameter x length (mm)68.4 x 55.7
Weight (g)280
Lens CapE-58U
Lens hoodEW-65B
Lens case/pouchLP1014
Magnification Extension Tube EF12 II0.62-0.43
Magnification Extension Tube EF25 II1.13-0.95
Extender CompatiblityNot compatible


Additional Info

Purchase options

EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM available at Adorama | B&H | Amazon