Luv my Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II lens EXCEPT for starscapes

Started Feb 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Henrik Herranen
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Re: Luv my Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II lens EXCEPT for starscapes
In reply to Royce - Into the Night Photography, Mar 1, 2013

Royce - Into the Night Photography wrote:

HOWEVER, the main reason I bought this lens was to shoot Milky Way starscapes, using it wide open at f/1.4 so I could lower my ISO's (from 6400 down to 1600) and reduce noise. What a disappointment! I checked all the reviews before buying this lens, but none of them mentioned its severe coma aberration when shooting wide open

I'm afraid you didn't check LensTip, which routinely tests both coma and astigmatism. The relevant page, which shows pretty much the same come info you presented for the 24/1.4L II, is here.

When checking for new lenses, I always check PhotoZone, The Digital Picture, and LensTip, as they offer different and complementing insights into how a lens might perform.

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- Henrik

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