Canon EF 11–24mm lens

The EF 11–24 mm f/4L USM lens is a professional wide-angle lens made by Canon Inc. It was announced on February 5, 2015,[1] and at that time was the widest rectilinear lens ever made for the 35 mm format in either its film or digital versions.[2]

The lens has an EF mount to work with the EOS line of cameras. Other than the front element, it is sealed against dust and water, and features a diaphragm which remains nearly circular. It produces minimally distorted images.


Attribute f/4L USM
Key features
Full-frame compatible Yes
Image stabilizer No
Environmental Sealing Yes
Ultrasonic Motor Yes
L-series Yes
Diffractive Optics No
Technical data
Aperture (max–min) f/4–f/22
Construction 11 groups / 16 elements
# of diaphragm blades 9
Closest focusing distance 0.28 m / 11" (at 24 mm)
Max. magnification 0.16× (at 24 mm)
Horizontal viewing angle 117° 10′–74°
Vertical viewing angle 95° 10′–53°
Diagonal viewing angle 126° 05′–84° 00′
Physical data
Weight 1180 g / 41.6 oz
Maximum diameter 108 mm / 4.3"
Length 243 mm / 5.2"
Filter diameter rear
Lens hood n/a
Retail information
Release date February 2015
Currently in production? Yes
MSRP US$ $2,999.00


Similar lensesEdit

  • Nikon AF-S 14–24 mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens. The Canon 11–24 mm has a wider field of view than the Nikon 14–24 mm, however, they are similar in size, weight, and intended usage.[3]
  • Sigma 12–24 mm f/4 DG HSM ART


  1. ^ "Canon U.S.A. Announces New EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lens" (Press release). Canon U.S.A., Inc. February 5, 2015. Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  2. ^ Rockwell, Ken (February 5, 2015). "Canon 11-24mm f/4 L". Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "Canon EF 11-24mm F/4 vs. Nikon 14-24mm F/2.8". lens rentals. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015.

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