Hands-on with Canon's new 11-24mm F4 L
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Hands-on with Canon's new 11-24mm F4 L

A 3/4 view from the top really shows off the Canon lens's massive fluorine and SWC-coated front element. At its widest setting of 11mm, this lens covers a field of view of 126 degrees and 5 minutes, making it the widest of any rectilinear full-frame lens currently on the market. Careful not to get your feet - or your tripod leg - in the shot.

An interesting aside: a difficulty that arises from bulbous front elements with petal hoods that neither of these lenses are immune from is that resin and non-coated glass filters often reflect an image of the front lens element right back into the lens, since the filter is held quite a distance away from the outer edges of that front element. It's not an insurmountable issue, but even if you do end up finding a filter solution, you'll have to be extra careful not to get these reflections in the outer peripheries of your image when working with resin graduated ND filters, for example.