Affordable fast wides for the Canon 5D Mark II

Full frame fast wides

Although the Canon 24mm F1.4L and Samyang 24mm F1.4 are superb lenses, the Canon is $1500 and the Samyang $800. Here EOSHD goes hands-on with 4 more affordable fast wides for the 5D Mark II. They are especially cheap if you pick them up used on eBay.

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Samyang 24mm F1.4 ED AS IF – Review

The $850 Samyang 24mm F1.4

As good as Canon’s renowned 24mm F1.4L? From Samyang? Maybe the title of the lens gives us a clue… AS IF.

In turns out those misguided initials aren’t such a bad omen but the lens – at $850 / ¬£550 has some price competition from the much cheaper Sigma 24mm F1.8.

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