Canon - EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Standard Lens for Canon APS-C Cameras - Black

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Capture stunning images of wide perspectives with this Canon 9522B002 EF-S wide-angle lens that features an aspheric lens element for high image quality from the center to the edges. The circular, 7-blade aperture delivers soft backgrounds.

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What's Included


  • Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Standard Lens for Canon APS-C Cameras
  • Lens cap (E-52II)
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (497 out of 517)

Features


Compatible with Canon APS-C cameras

For use with your existing camera.

Stepping motor

Supports the Canon EOS Movie Servo AF function to provide smooth, continuous autofocus while shooting videos or still photos.

Full-time manual focus in One Shot AF mode

Allows manual adjustment of the lens for fine focus control.

Micro-stepping drive control aperture mechanism

For quiet operation.

Slim and lightweight design

Makes the lens easy to transport when shooting.

38mm focal length (full-frame equivalent)

Wide angle helps you capture larger perspectives easily.

Aspheric lens element

Helps you achieve high-quality images from the center to the edges of your photographs, while the circular, 7-blade aperture delivers soft backgrounds.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 517 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens for the money

    Posted
    Matt

    PROS: - Extremely lightweight, making prolonged shoots, walking around while on vacation, or in my case, hiking with it an absolute dream to carry - Extremely short and nimble lens. It sticks out just past the pop-up flash on my camera. You can literally carry this lens in your pocket - Great image quality, tac sharp even at f/2.8 - Very reasonable quality to price ratio - Metal mount ring CONS: - Barrel is plastic, but this shouldn't be a deal breaker CONSTRUCTION: Remember, you have to go into this purchase knowing you’re not getting an L series lens, especially at this price point. It is a cheaper lens in regards to both part quality and price aspects but I feel as though Canon has not skimped on the important parts of the lens such as the glass. The glass is very good and the mount is metal, not plastic. The barrel, however, is plastic but it doesn't effect your images so this is really a non-issue IMAGE QUALITY: This lens is surprisingly tac sharp at f/2.8 with respect to DOF. It does not at all get muddy at its lowest aperture like some wide open lenses can get (see wristwatch and leaf pictures). The versatility of this lens if just plain ridiculous. As I said above, It is capable of getting very close-up shots (not macro) but can also capture great landscapes (see sunrise picture). While you can certainly take portraits with this lens, the background blur may be a little underwhelming for some people, as it’s a 24mm lens, not a 50mm. So if you want more blur in portraits, perhaps this lens isn’t for you OVERALL: Personally, I love this lens. I think it’s extremely versatile in that it very nicely captures a large range of pictures from landscapes to close-ups. I think the pictures I have included speak very fairly to this claim. I bought this lens for a number of reasons. Namely, I wanted a lightweight lens that was capable of capturing images while I hike, such as landscapes. My EF-S 18-135mm zoom lens was just too heavy and bulky to comfortably hike with. The Canon 24mm pancake turned out to be the perfect solution to that problem. Taking into account the image quality for the price point, you end up getting quite a bargain. Canon can easily sell this for more than they are in my opinion. I am very pleased with this lens. It’s lightweight, small, produces great images, and is very affordable. Every amateur/enthusiast photographer should have it in their kit!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost makes the SL1 into a pocket camera

    Posted
    wrbluepearl
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    BLUF: Light, compact, well-built and a solid optical performer. The EF-S 24mm is the third STM prime in Canon's lineup (following the EF-M 22mm F2.0 and the EF 40mm F2.8), and shouldn't be the last. The compact pancake design makes for a great experience on smaller Canon bodies like the SL1 (100D). (I'd like to see folding optics like the Nikon D3300's kit lens too!) The barrel is plastic, but it's nicely textured and feels solid. The front optics look lost in a sea of plastic, but this was probably done to get a 52mm filter ring to match the 40mm STM lens, the 50mm F1.8, and other inexpensive Canon lenses. (The size of the EF mount also precludes making a lens with a diameter much smaller than this.) It features solid optical performance, with no obvious flaws in color rendering, distortion sharpness. Autofocus is not as quick as ring USM, but it's about as fast as the micromotor version you'd find on lenses like Canon's 28mm f1.8 USM. Manual focus is...odd - like there's a slight delay - due to the focus-by-wire system (this also plagues most micro 4/3 lenses). Autofocus continues to be accurate in relatively poor light. For the money, this lens is very tough to beat! If you have a Canon crop body, this is a much better buy than the 50mm F1.8 lens for a number of reasons (smaller, better built, faster and more accurate autofocus).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bad Focus

    Posted
    markfordfosgate
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was very excited to get this lens and picked it up the first day it was available. I am even more so disappointed with it. There are 2 reasons I had to return this lens. The first main issue is the focus! Auto focus is on par if that is all you plan to use. The issue is the manual focus. It is hard to explain but there is a lag when focusing. The lens still uses an electronic focus when you switch to manual focus. When you turn the focus ring, there is a delay and then you hear the motor focus. Making precise focus is almost impossible because it focuses different amounts when you turn the focus ring the same amount (sometimes it doesn't even focus and you have to turn it more). The second issue is that the lens often makes skin and faces "cartoonish" it's also hard to explain. When everything in the picture is at the correct exposure, the highlights of a persons face appear mono toned/over exposed or like you cranked adobe lightroom's "luminance" setting to 150%. Another issue that is worth noting is that the lens has bad corner darkening if you shoot in the shade. This can be corrected in post editing but it is a lot worse then canons other 24mm or 28mm lenses. I tested the lens on a Canon T5i. The only thing that I likes about the lens was that it is sharp and light weight. Other lenses I currently have a 18-55mm stm, and a 50mm f1.4, 50mm F1.8 (back up 50); all of which function properly on my T5i.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

    Posted
    JMMM
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Since purchasing this lens, I've basically ditched my 18-55mm kit lens in favor of the 24mm pancake. It's just wide enough for everyday practical use on my Canon T3i without having to spend extra on one of the higher-end wide angle lenses, and the f/2.8 aperture has come in very handy versus the limited aperture of the kit lens. The quality of images is excellent, and the bokeh, while not quite as dreamy as the 50mm 1.8, is still very nice. Focusing has been quick and accurate, and is much quieter than on my other lenses, which is also nice. It might be a little lacking for pros or very experienced amateur photographers, but if you're still a relatively casual photographer like myself, this is a huge step up from the kit lens, and combined with the 50mm 1.8 and a decent zoom lens, it's a great option to get a nice range of focal lengths covered. It's built really well, and seems like it should last for plenty long enough for to get good use of it and lots more practice before feeling the desire to upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant. A+ Value. You need this in your kit

    Posted
    lazarus31415
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I used the EF-S 24mm f2.3 today. Excellent. A wide angle prime for $150 convinces me that canon is paying attention to what we want. The build quality is excellent. It has a solid metal mount. The image quality is very good. There's a little bit of chromatic aberration with the aperture wide open (to be expected). But, it produces nice images with a lovely bokeh. the focusing is a little weak at infinity. But, otherwise nicely sharp. It's a spectacular lens for the price and will take up only a small corner of your camera bag and budget. STM drive is noiseless and fast focusing. I'm thrilled. Canon... if you are reading this. Please continue to make affordable prime lenses of this build quality. You build em... I will buy them. Still... This is an excellent lens for not a lot of money. This is an A+ value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small, Light and just right

    Posted
    Michaelinelcajon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this lens to complement the 50mm lens that i have in my kit (along with my 10-24, my 18-55, 55-250, and my 18-200 lenses). Although zoom lenses have their place, low light photography is not one of them (unless you are spending SERIOUS money). On a C sensor Canon camera - namely any of the T series (T4, T3i, T4, T4i, T5, T5i), D70, D80 or SL1, this lens works like a 35mm lens on a full size sensor camera. With an f2.8 you can open it up all the way to do low light shooting, as well as being able to do portrait shooting with a good blur on the back ground. Photos through this lens are sharp at all f stops. Additionally it has the same diameter as the f1.8 50mm lens (52mm) so you can use the same filters on both lenses When coupled to the SL1 (a light camera to start with) it becomes a combo that is lighter than some "all in one" cameras,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Price is a steal

    Posted
    gwbristol3
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This lens is really great for a beginner. This was a huge upgrade from the kit lens that my camera came with. Sharpness and over all image quality is fantastic. This is a prime lens which means you can't change the focal length, but this is a great way for beginner photographers to learn composition and really focus on learning to use their camera. I also love the size of this lens. Its so small which makes it easier to throw the camera in your bag for travels. My only downside to this lens is that it's a bit slow to focus, or sometimes has a lot of trouble focusing on moving objects. This can be fixed pretty easily by putting the lens into manual focus. But for the price, this lens is a steal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing landscape lens for the basic hobbyist

    Posted
    JGouse0498
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Let's be honest: photography equipment--especially lenses--are ridiculously expensive! $10,000 for a single super-telephoto lens??!! Not likely!! Thankfully, Canon has a small assortment of affordable lenses for those of us who are photography hobbyists but neither pros nor made of money. The 24mm "pancake" lens will satisfy the majority of amateur photographers for their landscape photos. I just came back from an afternoon excursion to Cape Cod, and this lens stayed on my Rebel T5 the majority of the time. Definitely well worth the money!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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