Canon 24mm 1.4 Vs 35mm 1.4

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gaul •

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Catechism EF 24mm f/1.4 L II vs Canon EF 35mm f/one.4 L Two

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 Fifty Ii vs Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L 2

Which one to become for? If nosotros consider sheer IQ.. or if we consider IQ per dollar (35mm more than expensive)



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Re: Canon EF 24mm f/ane.4 50 II vs Canon EF 35mm f/one.4 L 2

I owned the original 35L and loved it but it wasn’t sharp when shot wide open. I concluded up selling information technology and replaced it with a 24LII only eventually needed something wider and bought a xvi-35/4. I imagine my last EF lens purchase will be a 35LII.

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J A C S •

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Re: Catechism EF 24mm f/1.iv L Ii vs Canon EF 35mm f/1.iv Fifty 2


The 35LII is newer and much better.

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Re: EF 24mmL Ii + EF 35mmL II lenses


gaul wrote:

Canon EF 24mm f/1.iv L II vs Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 Fifty Two

Which ane to go for? If we consider sheer IQ.. or if we consider IQ per dollar (35mm more expensive)


These are both very good lenses with first-class optical functioning. Both are made for professional application, hence the higher price and 50-series construction. The EF 24mm is wider and whilst sharper than many other lenses, the EF 35mm f/1.4L Two is considered the sharpest prime number lens that Canon has made for the EF mount. And then yous’re not going to be able to beat that lens but the EF 24mm lens is indeed quite impressive and it’southward capable of very precipitous results. It’s going to depend on what your needs are.  In this particular case I can’t recommend one lens over the other without knowing more almost your needs and applications for information technology.
The 35mm focal length and field of view is preferred past journalists who shoot portraits of people and the 24mm is preferred by photojournalists who travel and need to accept in a wider view. On Full Frame cameras both lenses are seriously adept at gathering lite. Only on APS-C, the EF 24mmL Ii lens is absolutely superb. I haven’t institute many EF lenses that perform as well on both systems as this lens. But note that on Full Frame, this is quite a wide lens and information technology will distort with portraits (on FF) if the discipline is close to the lens or to the sides of the lens.
EF 24mm f/1.4L Two USM lens

I wrote to Catechism some years back when I was interested in buying a lens to photograph the Aurora Borealis in Canada. I live in Australia but married a Canadian girl and the Aurora always captivated me when I visited. This lens is rated highly for Astrophotography merely information technology should be known that it produces “coma” in the corners that can exist by and large eliminated by stopping the lens downwards slightly. This is to be expected with many wide lenses that have an ultra-wide FOV but some lens types of optical coatings can right it slightly and it’s more prevalent in lenses with AF than in fully Manual Focus lenses. The benefit of the EF 24mm f/1.4L 2 lens is that it is considered to be a wide lens suitable for landscapes and architecture and it possesses a nice “lens character”. Lens Character can have a variety of attributes that may include color, bokeh force, bokeh swirl, sharpness across the frame and several other considerations. On APS-C cameras, the EF 24mm f/1.4L 2 USM lens crops out some of the corner blackout but retains almost all the other aspects of lens character and even improves distortion with human subjects. On full Frame cameras this is an amazing lens for handheld night photography at events where a wider view is required. This lens produces a unique type of lens flare.  When aiming towards the lord’s day (something yous should be very wary about doing unless information technology’due south close to the horizon) or the moon, it will produce a concentric set of rings.  Moving offset even slightly volition make them disappear. Yous tin run across an case of this below and I can supply ane from the moon if you like.

When it was released, the EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM lens was in massive need, with the only thing tempering sales was the uncommonly loftier cost. Photographers buying this lens included vehicle and production photographers and one of the reasons they liked it was because it is very sharp and offers really nice background defocus and bokeh. Architecture photographers sometimes preferred the tilt-lens 24mm culling just lost the benefits of an f/1.four aperture. This lens will vignette slightly when shooting RAW without whatever lens corrections being applied and it does so more with the EOS 5D III than it does with the 6D. On the new EOS R camera I was almost unable to get it to vignette and any that showed was extremely subtle. Oddly enough, it does vignette on the EOS Ra (astro camera) and I’ve merely taken to cropping the images slightly or using software to eliminate it with that camera. Catechism are unable to explain why the Ra was more than susceptible to this. At just 650g it’s a lightweight lens though solidly built.
(stated by Catechism):
• Brightest large-diameter f/i.4 high-performance broad-angle Fifty lens in the 24mm course (as of July 2008).

• Hhigh precision GMo aspheric lenses correct chromatic aberration.

• Minimal flare and ghosting.

SWC (Subwavelength Stucture Blanket) to reduce ghosting

• Fast and silent AF via high-speed CPU

• Optimised AF algorithm, rear internal focusing and band USM drive.

• Circular aperture diaphragm allowing hitting blur furnishings

• Manual focusing enabled fifty-fifty during AF mode

• High resistance to dust and h2o aerosol

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EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens

The EF 35mm f/1.4L Ii USM lens wasn’t available when I bought the EF 24mmL II lens but came out very soon afterwards. Only this is a very popular lens for journalists and photojournalists effectually the world. The last interview that I gave to the New York Times had them send out a local Journalist to photograph me and his lens was the EF 35mm f/ane.iv (Mk 1) USM lens. The reduction of distortion is why information technology’s popular with warzone photographers. Just the newer Mk II version is undoubtedly the sharpest Prime number lens for the EF mount. The two lenses that ever-so-slightly exceed it are the new RF 85mm f/i.2L USM lens for the EOS R mountain and the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 USM lens for the EOS M mount cameras. The EF 35mmL Two lens is a fairly expensive lens although it’due south in high need by most professional photographers and has Canon’south BR Optics (Bluish Spectrum Refractive Eyes) which corrects Chromatic Abnormality like PF/LOCA. Since 35mm has a tighter FOV than 24mm, coma isn’t really an result. Note that the new RF 85mm f/ane.2L USM lens also uses the Canon BR Optic feature.  It’s likewise unique in existence sharp in the corners with the aperture broad open up.
(stated by Canon):
• Blue Spectrum Refractive Eyes.

SWC (Subwave Coating) to reduce ghosting

9 Blade circular aperture for bokeh.

• Manual focusing enabled even during AF mode

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I accept retired my EOS DSLRs and accept moved to both EOS R and EOS K mirrorless. For this reason, I’ll await what will inevitably exist a very expensive RF 35mm f/i.2L or f/1.4L lens for my EOS R cameras. But the EF version works very well on the R system and EF system and even the EF-M system. The EF 24mm f/one.4L II USM lens works exceptionally well on all three platforms. Due to the difference in focal length and FOV, simply your personal applications and requirements volition decide which lens you’ll demand. Surprisingly, both lenses are frequently applied to the aforementioned types of subjects.
Below are
examples from the EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM lens
on my cameras – all of which were shot in JPEG…

EF 24mm f/one.4L 2 USM lens + Catechism EOS R6

EF 24mm f/i.4L II USM lens + Catechism EOS R6

EF 24mm f/1.4L Two USM lens + Canon EOS R6

EF 24mm f/1.4L 2 USM lens + Catechism EOS Thou

EF 24mm f/1.4L 2 USM lens + Canon EOS Thou

EF 24mm f/i.4L II USM lens + Canon EOS Grand

EF 24mm f/i.4L Ii USM lens + Canon EOS One thousand

EF 24mm f/1.4L Ii USM lens + Canon EOS Ra –
(cropped to remove vignetting with this camera)

EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM lens + Catechism EOS R6

EF 24mm f/1.4L Two USM lens + Canon EOS R6

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Canon EOS M6

Canon EOS Ra

Canon EOS R6

Catechism EF-M 32mm F1.4

Catechism RF 85mm F1.2L USM

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