- L series construction with dust and moisture sealing
- Large f/2.8 aperture
- Aspherical and UD lens elements
- Ring USM autofocus with full-time manual focus override
- Circular aperture
- Super Spectra coatings reduce ghosting and flare
114° is an enormous field of view. Compared it to the human eye with a field of view of around 40° you can see so much more through the 14mm lens. It really helps to open up small spaces – when photographing interiors for example – and can give your images a sense of space.
In the knowledge the professional lenses are tools to do a job, Canon builds the L series lenses for reliability and ease of use. All L series lenses are sealed against dust and moisture to keep them protected from the weather and ensure continued use in even the harshest environments.
Aspherical and UD lens elements combine in this lens to produce the highest image quality possible. Between them they effectively control both spherical and chromatic aberrations, resulting in images with good contrast and resolution across the frame.
For the subjects that don’t stop moving, the lens also features a Ring-type USM autofocus motor that provides fast, near silent autofocus and the ability to manually override the focus at any time using full-time manual focus.
A Super Spectra coating helps keep image quality high by controlling flare and ghosting and absorbing any light that may bounce back of the digital sensor.
With improved image quality compared to its predecessor as well as the very wide field of view, this lens excels at putting life into a scene by giving it space. The circular aperture ensures the out of focus areas exhibit very good bokeh and do not distract from the main subject.
Applied to the majority of lenses in the Canon EF lens range, the Super Spectra coating helps to reduce reflections from the camera sensor that can otherwise cause flare and ghosting. The coating also helps to keep the colour balance of the lenses constant across the lens range such that the colour characteristics of each lens are the same.