Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens - £124.99 @ Argos
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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens - £124.99 @ Argos

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Found 18th JanMade hot 18th Jan
I spotted this at Argos. While it may have been cheaper historically with some of Canon's cashback deals, this is the cheapest I've seen it for over a year and it's a very highly rated lens for the price.

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Is this 'L' Glass?

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MrRee

Is this 'L' Glass?


No, it's quite a basic lens.

OK, thanks ... I'm now hooked on L Glass with my Canon.

You won't get L quality for £130, but it is quite a well regarded lens despite it's budget price. It's a pancake design, so quite small, light and discrete, even when mounted on an SLR.

I have a Tamron 17-50 f2.8 which is very useful, but I have considered adding one of these to my collection.

I got one of these last year for a holiday and have been impressed. I'm sure there are better lenses, but it's hooked up to a 1000D so there wasn't any need to go overboard.

It's a really slim pancake lens suitable for portrait or landscape photos, but doesn't let in as much light as I hoped

The Camera matters MUCH less than the Lens attached to it .....

I would recommend looking at Canon Lenses from the 1980's as these tend to be better, with metal mounts and - in some cases - near L Glass quality ..... at a fraction of the cost.

Just looked on camerapricebuster and this is cheapest now. Was £118 elsewhere a week ago which I didn't see. Under £125 most of last year too, apparently.

MrRee

The Camera matters MUCH less than the Lens attached to it ..... I would … The Camera matters MUCH less than the Lens attached to it ..... I would recommend looking at Canon Lenses from the 1980's as these tend to be better, with metal mounts and - in some cases - near L Glass quality ..... at a fraction of the cost.



​I used to agree with you but things have changed recently. I own an EF 50mm mk1 from the late 80s which is a better build quality than the plastic mk2. However I recently purchased the new 50mm stm and the build quality is a lot better and the image quality is far superior to even the mk1. There are a few bad lenses out there but most of the new budget efs stm lenses are brilliant for the money.

What's this one like compared to the 22mm?

Silverphoenix

What's this one like compared to the 22mm?


The 22mm is EF-M mount, for Canon's mirror less cameras only. If you have an M series camera, I'd go with the 22mm, they're similarly sharp but you get the wider aperture.


MrRee

OK, thanks ... I'm now hooked on L Glass with my Canon.



Don't overlook what is still a very good lens just because it's not got the L designation. This thing is tiny, sharp and focusses well. If you're using a crop sensor Canon body and want a prime nearer to the 35mm focal length, this is a very good choice.

I love this lens.

watchdogbrb

is this any better than the … is this any better than the 40mmhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0089SWZDU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



Wider angle. I actually have the 50mm and 24mm. 50mm is great for portrait shots and the 24mm works well for group photos or portraits where you want more of the background too. Highly recommend both STM lenses.

I just got a Sigma 17-50 F2.8 lens for my Canon 80D and I'm quite pleased with it. Much less than the Canon equivalent and it seems pretty responsive when focussing. A little more versatile than "just" a 50mm F1.8 but obviously costs more and is bigger.

Heat for this one.

OOS everywhere locally.
Excellent lens though.
Edited by: "mikeyfive" 18th Jan

MrRee

Is this 'L' Glass?


Lol

Can this actually be got anywhere? I seem to only be getting home delivery only and keep being told it's not in stock.

MrRee

Is this 'L' Glass?


No it is EF-S

Which is better this or Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens :|?
Edited by: "nasirh17" 18th Jan

nasirh17

Which is better this or Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens:|?


covered in comment #10

Thanks, EF-M 22mm Lens is dearer by £40, can't decide :|, amazon.co.uk/dp/…DAC

Silverphoenix

What's this one like compared to the 22mm?

MrRee

OK, thanks ... I'm now hooked on L Glass with my Canon.



​Thanks. I have an EOS-M and been looking for a pancake lens and wanted to know the difference ^^

nasirh17

Thanks, EF-M 22mm Lens is dearer by £40, can't decide :|, … Thanks, EF-M 22mm Lens is dearer by £40, can't decide :|, https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008O0IDAC


once you use the adapter to use this lens its not really a pancake any more, you may also be able to use the fact the 22mm is a faster lens



Do you have a mirrorless canon camera (EOS M, M2, M3, M5 or M10)? If the answer is no, then you have a DSLR and cannot use the 22mm anyway. If the answer is yes, you would have to buy an adaptor to use the 24mm and if you don't already own it the total price will be higher than just buying the 22mm. So basically it makes sense to buy the mirrorless lens if you have a mirrorless camera and the DSLR lens if you have a DSLR camera.


nasirh17

Thanks, EF-M 22mm Lens is dearer by £40, can't decide :|, … Thanks, EF-M 22mm Lens is dearer by £40, can't decide :|, https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008O0IDAC

Silverphoenix

What's this one like compared to the 22mm?

MrRee

OK, thanks ... I'm now hooked on L Glass with my Canon.



I'd take the 22mm in that case

MrRee

The Camera matters MUCH less than the Lens attached to it ..... I would … The Camera matters MUCH less than the Lens attached to it ..... I would recommend looking at Canon Lenses from the 1980's as these tend to be better, with metal mounts and - in some cases - near L Glass quality ..... at a fraction of the cost.



and the photographers creativity matters MUCH more than the lens.. L Glass wont make you a good photographer.

MrRee

The Camera matters MUCH less than the Lens attached to it ..... I would … The Camera matters MUCH less than the Lens attached to it ..... I would recommend looking at Canon Lenses from the 1980's as these tend to be better, with metal mounts and - in some cases - near L Glass quality ..... at a fraction of the cost.



​i think you have rose tinted glasses.

There is a single example of a metal mount lens that was replaced with a plastic mount version. Other than the mount and the lower price it performed the same. Even that has once again been superceded by another metal mount version that's got a much better focusing system. Progress is all positive in the Canon world. Even the EF-S lenses are now excellent lenses and very, very cheap.Not built to last but for the amateur light user they are completely adequate, and a third the price of the older lenses that they now outperform.

Totally with you on the L lenses though, they are excellent and get better with each new one that's designed.

nasirh17

Which is better this or Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens :|?



​I would buy the f2.0 any day.

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