Canon’s 40mm F/2.8 pancake lens was a big hit for the full frame market. It was small and performed really well for the most part. So, it should be no surprise that Canon has followed up the success of that lens with a crop sensor version in the form of the 24mm F/2.8.
The question is, does this little pancake lens live up to the reputation of its full frame 40mm brother? Youtuber Chris Winter has produced a wonderful video review of the lens where he discusses the image quality, and talks about the lens’ performance for both stills and video purposes.
I am always surprised by these little lenses. I just wish there was a way to keep them so small, but make the focus ring a little more substantial. But if you are an auto-focus only sort of person, that probably isn’t something you are worried about. So take a look and decide for yourself if this Canon 24mm F/2.8 pancake is a lens worth checking out.