Product Comparison: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM vs Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

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General Specifications
EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
About the Product
Incredibly lightweight, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is a fast and versatile lens with advanced AF and superior optics. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 38mm, it's appropriate for a variety of purposes.
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM II Wide Angle Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras Canon's newest fixed length L-series lens, the EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM, incorporates the newest in Canon lens technology for spectacular sharpness and impressive performance at all settings.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Canon EF-S
Canon EF
Maximum Aperture
2.8 /f
1.4 /f
Minimum Focal Length
24 millimeters
24 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
24 millimeters
24 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Camera Lens
  • The aperture produces a very nice bokeh effect for the price.
  • The 2.8 aperture makes it work decently in low light situations.
  • It's very sharp and with a relatively fast 2.8 maximum aperture, handy in many low light situations.
  • Large aperture makes it ideal for indoor shooting and the macro function is very nice.
  • It’s a great lens for the price! With the aperture, it takes great portraits and the wide angle allows it to take great street photos.
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Camera Lens
  • Great lens. Great aperture.
  • I love its large aperture, which do way much work in low light condition.
  • A unique lens that offers both a wide angle focal length and very wide aperture.
  • Sharpness is very good over most of the frame at large apertures.
  • The 1.4 aperture is incredibly fast.
Size & Weight
2.7 in.
3.28 in.
2.7 in.
3.28 in.
0.9 in.
3.4 in.
4.4 oz.
22.9 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Camera Lens
  • It's small, compact and lightweight size makes it the ideal travel lens.
  • The compact size of this lens is ideal for travel.
  • I like how compact it is and lightweight.
  • I like it because it's very small and compact.
  • This is one beautiful lens. Small and compact and very well made.
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Camera Lens
  • Weight and size are very reasonable - it feels solid as opposed to heavy.
  • This is a good lens with good size and weight.
  • This is really a great lens. Amazing size and weight.
  • It's sharp, rendered beautifully, and has amazing weight.
  • The hands do not get tired during long-term use.
Minimum Focus Distance
6.3 in.
9.84 in.
Field Of View
Zoom Type
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus, Manual Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Camera Lens
  • Super sturdy feel with a quick focus.
  • Autofocus works very well.
  • It's very sharp and the autofocus works quickly and quietly, even in fairly low light.
  • Images are clear, focus is fast.
  • Sharp and quick to focus, it also serves surprisingly well as a macro lens.
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Camera Lens
  • The focus ring is very smooth, and it has a decent amount of throw in it when going from closet focus to infinity focus.
  • Autofocus is very quick and accurate.
  • Focus is fast, accurate, and quiet.
  • The autofocus is amazing and the clarity is unmatched!
  • It has a close minimum focus distance which is a pleasant surprise and useful.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
FX Format / DX Format
Lens Groups and Elements
6 Elements in 5 Groups
13 Elements in 10 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
52 millimeters
77 millimeters
Stepping motor (STM), Aspherical Lens, Circular aperture, One Shot AF Mode
Durable L-series construction, Aspherical Lens, UD lens element, Subwavelength structure coating, Ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM), Weatherproof
What customers say about "Features"
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Camera Lens
  • The build quality feels solid.
  • The lens is a very nice small, light size, and has solid build quality.
  • Great build quality, and a good value overall.
  • I love this lens, it has great build quality and great picture quality.
  • Build quality is decent. Autofocus is fast.
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Camera Lens
  • Great construction, very solid build.
  • This lens is absolute gold! I use it every single day for vlogging, filming, and photoshoots!
  • All that glass means awesome, wide aperture shots and beautiful bokeh.
  • Great for low light photography with awesome bokeh!
  • Low-light ability is great, and it's got good sharpness all around.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
149.99 $
1549.00 $

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