|EF||Autofocus lens designed both for Canon full frame and APS-C SLR cameras.|
|L||Professional lens with high quality optics and robust build. Meets the highest standards and provides excellent performance and flawless image quality unachievable with traditional optical technologies.|
|II||Second version of the lens.|
|USM||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|Position in the lineup|
|Canon EF 14mm F/2.8L II USM||Sep 2007||⊗|
|Canon EF 14mm F/2.8L USM||Dec 1991||⊗|
|Canon FDn 14mm F/2.8L||Jul 1982||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||114.2° (35mm full frame)
101.1° (Canon APS-H)
88.3° (Canon APS-C)
|Lens construction:||14 elements in 11 groups, including 2 ASPH, 2 UD|
|Closest focusing distance:||20 cm|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||6|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ultrasonic (Canon EF)
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø80 x 94 mm|
|Materials:||Metallic barrel, metallic mount|
|Weather sealing:||Dust-proof and water-resistant housing|
|Filter size:||No thread|
Design and Features
The updated version of Canon EF 14mm F/2.8L USM (1991). Currently it is the widest full frame prime lens in the Canon EOS system that is especially effective for photographing buildings or small interiors where photographer cannot get enough distance to include everything in the frame.
The optical system was completely redesigned to provide extreme resolving power, contrast and sharpness across the frame. As a result, the lens is much sharper in the corners and has less lateral chromatic aberrations compared to the predecessor.
The lens is a part of Canon’s series of Luxury lenses notable for their excellent build quality and robust design. The lens barrel is of moderate weight, dust-proof and water-resistant, made of metal. The lens mount is metallic. The predecessor of this lens is not weather-sealed. The focusing ring is ribbed and rubberized, well damped, moves very smoothly, has reasonable width and angle of rotation of 90 degrees for comfortable focusing.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode with Full-Time Manual Focus.|
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
Due to the prominent convex profile of the front element the lens does not have a filter thread. However, the manufacturer provided a slip-in filter holder for cut gelatin filters at the rear of the lens.
The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor, the autofocus is virtually silent and very fast.
Aspherical elements (ASPH, XA) minimize spherical aberration, astigmatism, coma and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
Low dispersion elements (AD, ED, LD, HLD, SD, UD etc) and fluorite elements minimize chromatic aberrations and ensure excellent sharpness and contrast even at maximum aperture.
The sharpness is excellent at the center of the frame and very good at the edges and corners already wide open.
|Camera||Canon EOS 5D mark II||Canon EOS 1Ds mark III|
|Sensor size||36×24 mm||36×24 mm|
|Distortion||-1.73 %||-3.18 %|
|Vignetting at F/2.8||-2.62 EV||-3 EV|
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 219 KB|
|User Manual. Русский, Adobe PDF, 213 KB|
|Prime lenses for Canon EOS DSLR cameras|
Alternatives (AF, 12..16 mm)
|Canon EF 14mm F/2.8L USM||1991||⊗|