Canon EF 14mm lens

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The Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM is an ultra wide angle prime lens. It is the widest prime lens in the Canon EF series. Because it is corrected for a rectilinear projection, the field of view is less than that of the Canon 15mm fisheye.

The front element of the lens is so prominent that it does not allow use of filters on the front. Filters are instead mounted on the rear.

On August 20, 2007, Canon announced the EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM lens, which was released that October. This lens dramatically improved sharpness and chromatic aberration, and is especially good at close focusing distances. It has replaced the earlier lens.


Attribute f/2.8L USM f/2.8L II USM
Image Canon-14mm MG 2029.jpg Canon EF 14.jpg
Key features
Full-frame compatible Yes Yes
Image stabilizer No No
Ultrasonic Motor Yes Yes
Stepping Motor No No
L-series Yes Yes
Macro No No
Technical data
Focal length 14 mm
Aperture (max/min) f/2.8 / f/22
Construction 13 elements / 10 groups 14 elements / 11 groups
# of diaphragm blades 5 6 (circular aperture)
Closest focusing distance 0.25 m (10.0 ") 0.20 m (7.9 ")
Max. magnification 0.1 x
Horizontal viewing angle 104 °
Vertical viewing angle 81 °
Diagonal viewing angle 114 °
Physical data
Weight 560 g (19.8 oz) 645 g (22.8 oz)
Maximum diameter 77 mm (3.0 ") 80 mm (3.2 ")
Length 89 mm (3.5 ") 94 mm (3.7 ")
Filter diameter Gel filter holder at rear of lens
Lens case LP1016 LP1016
Lens hood Built-in[1] Built-in
Retail information
Release date December 1991 September 2007
Currently in production? No No Yes Yes
MSRP US$ 298,000 yen 307,000 yen / $2,885.41


  1. ^ "Canon EF 14mm manual" (PDF). Canon Service. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 

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