The best to benchmark the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM is to compare it with its excellent Nikon equivalent, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED.
- Both lenses have very similar transmission and distortion with a slight advantage for the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM
- The resolution of both lenses is also very similar, even if they both have their own weaknesses: the Canon is excellent at F/4 but less good at F/1.4. And, the Nikon, even if it is more homogenous, is really at its best above F/5.6
- Vignetting really is the weak point of the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM down to -3 EV at F/1.4.
- Both lenses keep the chromatic aberration really low, with a small advantage for the Canon lens.
Overall, both these lenses are the very best for landscape photography with a Use Case score of 4.5 stars.
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