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The wide-angle focal length of the EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM lens opens up a wide range of shooting options. Suited to photojournalists and street photography, landscapes and interiors, it is a versatile lens that has a field-of-view wider than the human eye. Its compact size and lightweight also make it an ideal lens for travel photography. Used well it can create a strong sense of perspective in your images.
A 24mm focal length prime lens is one of the most versatile lenses available. It can be used to capture a wide-angle view, or you can get in close to the action and feel part of what is going on.
The f/2.8 maximum aperture always provides optimum control over depth-of-field and it also makes the lens great for shooting in low light so photographers are able to make the most of what ambient light may be available before needing to resort to using flash.
In a first for a Canon wide-angle prime lens, it features a 4-stop Image Stabilizer (IS) that will automatically detect panning and compensate accordingly. This allows the lens to be used in low light without having to raise the ISO setting on the camera. The Image Stabilization (IS) system also aids focusing in low light by presenting a static image to the focusing sensors within the camera body.
A close focusing distance of just 0.20m lets photographers get in close to their subjects and be part of the action, while still providing context to subjects with the wide-angle field of view.
At only 280g, the lens is lightweight and ideal for travelling photographers, where every gramme in the bag counts. A compact-sized lens, it will not draw unwanted attention when shooting in a crowd.
The lens’ optical design features an aspheric, Glass Mold (GMo) lens element to ensure sharp, high contrast images across the frame. A 7-blade circular aperture provides pleasing out of focus highlights and attractive bokeh that makes subjects stand out from backgrounds.
To ensure sharp, in-focus images, the lens is fitted with a ring-type USM autofocus motor for fast, silent focusing at all times. The addition of full-time manual focusing allows you to adjust focus manually without first having to switch to MF.
A ring-type USM autofocus motor means you can focus quickly, near-silently and with precision. It also provides full-time manual focus so that you can adjust the focus with the focus ring, without first having to switch the lens to manual focus. This allows you to adjust the focus accurately to ensure it is exactly where you want it to be for the most creative control possible.
For use with E-TTL II flash metering, this lens provides distance information back to the camera body to help to refine the flash metering algorithms and ensure accurate flash exposures.
Super Spectra coatings:
The Super Spectra coatings achieve two benefits – they cut down internal flare and ghosting when light reflects off the digital sensor, providing images with improved contrast. The coatings are optimised for each lens design, thus ensuring there is accurate colour balance across the entire EF lens range so that all lenses have a uniform colour response.
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)
74°, 53°, 84°
Lens construction (elements/groups)
No. of diaphragm blades
Closest focussing distance (m)
Maximum magnification (x)
Filter diameter (mm)
Max. diameter x length (mm)
68.4 x 55.7
Magnification Extension Tube EF12 II
Magnification Extension Tube EF25 II
¹ Full time Manual focus
All products excluding batteries sold by Orms are covered by a minimum of a one year local warranty, reckoned from the date of purchase, to protect you against manufacturing defects.
Canon IXUS, PowerShot compact cameras are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty
Canon DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Canon video cameras including Legria and X-series are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon compacts excluding the Coolpix P900 are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon DSLR's including the CoolPix P900 and are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Panasonic cameras and lenses are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Fujifilm cameras are covered by a 2 Year Warranty.
Sigma and Tamron products are covered by a 3 Year Warranty.
Lexar and Sandisk memory cards are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Lowepro's Limited Original Owner Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during the useful life of the product. The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper care.
All used gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 6 Month Warranty.
All refurbished gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 12 Month Warranty.
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1. If a product is defective / faulty, ORMS will replace the product within a 10 day period deemed from the date of receiving the product. ORMS will also cover the shipping costs within the borders of South Africa.
2. During the warranty period, Orms will arrange collection of the faulty item, facilitate the repair and then ship the product back to the customer, bearing all risks and costs.
Orms is not obliged to repair products that fall outside of the manufacturers warranty period, or products that are damaged accidentally, however Orms in seeking to deliver the highest standard of customer service will gladly assist the customer in having the product repaired via the network of repair agents with which Orms has business dealings.
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