February Sale

The Double Discount sale is running throughout February.

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February 'Double Discount' Sale

For the whole of February 2017, we're offering a Double Discount.

  • There's 25% off all list prices. This discount will be applied automatically at the checkout - no need for you to do anything.
  • PLUS with every hire we'll send you a discount voucher for 25% off a future hire which you can use at any time to suit you.

Normal Terms & Conditions apply. Subject to availability. For advance ordering policy, see our FAQ.

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM

£58.00 for 3 days

Canon surprised a few people when they launched this lens in 2009. Let's face it, there weren't many people complaining that the original 24mm f/1.4 L was a bad lens. But the high resolution sensors in modern DSLRs place very high demands on the lenses, and presumably Canon thought the Mk I version, which dates from 1997, didn't quite cut the mustard in that area.

This lens is bigger and heavier - and noticeably more expensive! - than the Mk I version. Tests show that it's sharper wide open, a bit sharper in the corners of a full-frame image, and a bit more resistant to flare. If those things are very important to you, then this is the lens to go for. But for most of us, the Mk I version is still a very decent lens.


PROTIP: You can check the availability of several lenses at the same by adding them to your basket and viewing the Basket Availability.



Fred Miranda

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Bryan Carnathan, The Digital Picture

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