Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens review (a small and deadly lens)

Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM Pancake Lens Review (a Small And Deadly Lens)

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM at a glance:

  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 38mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Optimized Lens Coatings
  • STM AF Motor Supports Movie Servo AF
  • Micro-Stepping Drive Aperture Mechanism
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Slim Design Measures Less Than 1″-Thick

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted a comprehensive video review (12 minutes) about one of Canon’s newer pancake lenses for APS-C DSLRs, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. You can also check a gallery of sample pictures here. The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM was tested on a Canon EOS 80D (see DPReview’s impression here). The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM delivers a lot of bang for the bucks, selling at $149.

Says Dustin Abbott:

Canon’s little EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is an incredible little weapon for your APS-C (crop sensor) arsenal.  It is less than inch long but is one of Canon’s sharpest EF-S lenses (second only to the excellent EF-S 60mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro lens).  Highly portable, fast and accurately focusing, and with a reasonable price tag.  This lens is pretty much a no-brainer if you are a Canon crop sensor shooter. Read the review…

EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

It’s thin, isn’t it?

[via Dustin Abbott]

Samyang/Rokinon XEEN 24mm, 50mm and 85mm cine lenses available for pre-order ($2,495)

Samyang/Rokinon XEEN 24mm, 50mm And 85mm Cine Lenses Available For Pre-order ($2,495)

Samyang/Rokinon’s new XEEN cine lenses are available for pre-order at $2,495.

XEEN 24mm T1.5 lens, pre-order at Adorama | B&H Photo

  • 24mm Lens Covers Full-Frame Sensors
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Multi-Coating for Color Consistency
  • Dual Side Focus and T-Stop Scales
  • 11 Blade Iris
  • Cinema Gearing for Focus and Iris
  • 200° Focus Rotation
  • 114mm Front Diameter
XEEN 50mm T1.5

XEEN 50mm T1.5

XEEN 50mm T1.5 lens, pre-order ta Adorama | B&H Photo

  • 50mm Lens Covers Full-Frame Sensors
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Multi-Coating for Color Consistency
  • Dual Side Focus and T-Stop Scales
  • 11 Blade Iris
  • Cinema Gearing for Focus and Iris
  • 200° Focus Rotation
  • 114mm Front Diameter
XEEN 85mm T1.5

XEEN 85mm T1.5

XEEN 85mm T1.5 lens, pre-order at Adorama | B&H Photo

  • 85mm Lens Covers Full-Frame Sensors
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Multi-Coating for Color Consistency
  • Dual Side Focus and T-Stop Scales
  • 11 Blade Iris
  • Cinema Gearing for Focus and Iris
  • Manual Focus & Iris
  • 200° Focus Rotation
  • 114mm Front Diameter

Canon deals of the day: EOS 7D Mark II ($1,150), EOS 5D Mark III ($1,999), Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART ($740)

Canon Deals Of The Day: EOS 7D Mark II ($1,150), EOS 5D Mark III ($1,999), Sigma 24mm F/1.4 DG HSM ART ($740)

I found some very good deals on eBay.

Top Rated Plus seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.7% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II on sale at $1,149.99. Compare at $1,499. Free shipping in the USA. Please note: this is likely a grey import item.

Same seller also has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $1,999. Compare at $2,499. Here too: most likely a grey import item, free shipping in the USA.

Authorised Canon dealer Camera Land on eBay (100% positive ratings) has the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lens on sale for $739.99. Compare at $849. Free shipping in the US. This is an in store demo unit.

More Canon deals on eBay.

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM

Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM

 

Samyang/Rokinon set to announce new cine prime lenses (XEEN 24mm, 50mm, 85mm T1.5)

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Samyang/Rokinon is about to launch a new line-up of cine prime lenses under the brand name XEEN. We got word about this thanks to our friends at DicaHub.

XEEN 24mm, 50mm, and 85mm T1.5 prime lenses are expected to be announced by Samyang on August 10 (also be sold under the Rokinon XEEN name). The lenses will fit on Canon EF and other mounts.

The XEEN lenses will be well beyond Samyang/Rokinon’s usual price tags: each of the lenses is expected to have a $2,500 price tag. It’s Samyang’s attempt to compete with the likes of Zeiss, Canon, and Schneider, so I guess the price is adequate.

So far we have only one image of the 24mm lens.

Xeen 24mm

Some teasers appeared on Twitter:

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To learn more see the XEEN website or follow them on Facebook.

[via DicaHub]

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM, a Pancake with an Edge (DxOMark)

Image: © DxOMark.com

DxOMark tested Canon’s diminutive EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens. This small, inexpensive, and light weight lens for Canon’s APS-C DSLRs performs pretty good for a $150 lens.

Concluding, they write:

The EF-S 24mm prime also offers a notable step up in image quality compared to the standard 18-55mm Canon kit lenses, if you’re looking for a lightweight second lens option. Despite marginally worse overall results for Distortion, Vignetting, and Chromatic Aberration, the EF-S 24mm prime takes full honors for Sharpness with a Lens Metric Score of 11 P-Mpix compared to 8 P-Mpix for both versions of Canon’s 18-55mm standard zoom. Transmission is significantly improved, too, around 2 T-stops better than the kit lenses, making it a better option for low-light shooting. At 24mm, using the maximum apertures of f/2.8 on the EF-S 24mm or f/4 on the zooms, the EF-S 24mm prime is sharper at the center; stop down the EF-S 24mm to f/5.6, and resolution is homogenous across the frame, which is something the kit lenses can’t deliver.

Read the review at DxOMark –>

Canon’s EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens is shipping for $149: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

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  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 38mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Optimized Lens Coatings
  • STM AF Motor Supports Movie Servo AF
  • Micro-Stepping Drive Aperture Mechanism
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Slim Design Measures Less Than 1″-Thick