EF 24 mm f/1.4 L II USM hands on
I'm back home in Neuburg and finally I had a chance to open the box of my new axe. My very first impression was that it is so compact. I expected a much bigger lens, but as soon as I removed all the caps, all my worries about size were gone. It has serious stuff inside and has a big back lens as well. I didn't have much time to play with but put it on my 5D Mark II and shot a few frames.
OK, I expected low distortion. I've read many threads and reviews where people were praising it for being such a great thing, yet I did not expect that it has no distortion. Of course, that's not the truth, but it has only really MINOR distortion issues, which can be easily eliminated during afterwork.
I can't tell you more at the moment, but for the first glimpse it seems to be a great lens in a compact and light form, with excellent build quality, fast AF that can deliver in poor light conditions, and which is free of most of the known wide-angle lens distortion.
Next time, I'll be back with a few sample images!
PS.: I'm so excited over Canon's announcements expected next week! If you're also interested, check my favourite rumor site: Canonrumors.
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