Don't Overlook This Affordable Gem of a Lens

Canon has some incredible lenses in their lineup, but with all that performance and image quality often come eye-wateringly high price tags. And yet, they also a lens for APS-C cameras that costs only $149, and it far outperforms its very affordable price tag. This great video review takes a look at the lens and if it can keep up with the demands of a modern, high-resolution sensor. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this excellent video review takes a look at the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens. It can be easy to overlook this lens, both because it is a DSLR lens and because its extremely low price makes it seems too cheap to be good, but it is actually an excellent performer, able to keep up even with the 32.5-megapixel sensor found in the EOS R7. And at less than an inch long and only 4.41 oz (125 g), it is remarkably portable. When paired with the EOS R50, you can enjoy a high-quality APS-C setup that weighs barely a pound and costs less than $1,000, making it quite an intriguing lens. The f/2.8 shouldn't be too concerning, as high-ISO performance has come quite a long way since the lens' introcution. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Frost. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Not too dissimilar from the excellent EF-M 22mm. Small, light, bright and sharp. Considering the RF-S lenses released so far appear to be based on existing EF-M designs, I wonder if Canon will eventually port this one over too.

Nice travel lens for my 77D - makes the whole setup small and lightweight. For FF bodies the 40mm does the same trick.

While some of the ranges of lenses are the same, they're not actually similar in design. Too much to gain with the bigger mount to just keep the lens the same and make it work without an adapter

Got one for my 90D and it's fantastic! I recommend a pancake or muffin lens for everything for pure handiness.

the 40mm is also really good.