Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens

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  • EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4-22
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics
  • Two Aspherical Elements, One UD Element
  • Subwavelength and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Canon 35mm f/1.4 overview

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The EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM from Canon is an L-series prime wide-angle lens featuring Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics and a maximum aperture of f/1.4, making it ideal for shooting in low-light situations and for controlling depth of field. Two aspherical elements and one Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) element combine with the BR element to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for increased clarity and sharpness. A Subwavelength Coating has also been applied to reduce ghosting and lens flare for greater color accuracy and contrast. The Ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) provides fast and near-silent AF operation. Full time manual focus override enables precise manual focus even when in AF mode.

Prime wide-angle lens is designed for full-frame Canon EOS DSLRs, and can also be used with APS-C-sized sensors where it will provide a 56mm equivalent focal length.
The Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics element refracts shorter wavelengths of the visible spectrum (blue light) in order to significantly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing.
A pair of aspherical elements and one UD element also help to control aberrations and distortions for sharper, clearer image quality.
Subwavelength Coating minimizes surface reflections, ghosting, and flare for increased contrast and color fidelity.
The Ultrasonic Motor offers fast and quiet autofocus performance and also permits full-time manual focus control by simply rotating the focusing ring.
A minimum focus distance of 11" with a 0.21x maximum magnification benefits working with close-up subjects.
Fluorine coatings on the front and rear surfaces help reduce fingerprints and smudging.
Featuring the L-series designation, this lens is also dust and moisture-resistant for use in trying conditions.
A nine-blade aperture provides smooth and pleasing out-of-focus areas in selective focus images.
UPC: 013803240818

Canon 35mm f/1.4 specs

Performance
Focal Length 35mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 63°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" (28 cm)
Magnification 0.21x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.76
Elements/Groups 14 / 11
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
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Autofocus Yes
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.17 x 4.15" (80.4 x 105.5 mm)
Weight 1.67 lb (760 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 5.4 x 5.4"

Canon 35mm f/1.4 reviews

EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 98.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a dream I bought a SIGMA 35mm 1.4 ART, Had it for a week and could not stand it. Focusing problems, focus ring that is not smooth and couldn't even fix it with the doc. Returned it immediately and bought this. And OH MY GOD what a difference. At nearly double the price, this lens isn't for everyone but if you can afford it get it. Focus is tack sharp every photo. focus ring is oh os smooth and who doesn't love the feel/look of L glass. This lens has not left my camera body since I've gotten it. About a month in I've shot a wedding, concert and many portrait sessions without any sign of it slowing down. This thing is a work horse. GET IT.
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Put my Sigma 35 Art in storage and Got This Instead I owned the legendary Sigma 35 art since it first came out, and it was an awesome performer. But over time, I was going through some severe backfocusing issues, despite calibrating it several times using the dock. As a wedding photographer and working professional, it was getting very frustrating. So I decided to give the new Canon version a try. Needless to say, I love everything about this lens and it is definitely worth the price. It's sharper, focuses quicker and resolves much better than the Sigma, and the weather sealing is a tremendous bonus. If you can afford it, opt to get this lens instead of the Sigma.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the upgrade I purchased a few of the prior versions of this lens, mostly because they took a beating being used for photojournalism. There was a reason I kept buying them though they were the sharpest wide lens in my bag. I didn't think the extra money would be worth the new version until I tried it out at B&H. This new version improved on what I already thought was a solid lens. Previous reviewers are right, the lens is sharp wide open and from my experience, edge to edge. I've also noticed less chromatic aberration in my highlights in my photos from the old version. The lower profile AF/MF button makes it hard to accidentally toggle, and the weather-sealed design improves its use in the field.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best lens ever You can't do much better than this lens. If I had to, I could shoot an entire wedding with it. It is so versatile, delivers superior photos, and is overall a must have for any professional photographers. It's ability to shoot in both low light scenarios and harsh light is top of the line. Canon has really outdone themselves with this lens. I purchased this from this site for a couple reasons: first, it was a cheaper option than directly from Canon, second, I knew it would be shipped right away, and third, I knew I would receive excellent customer service. Overall, I highly recommend this lens, and this retailer!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Like the Sigma Art -- without fighting autofocus! I bought the 35mm Sigma art and loved the shots I got with it -- but I struggled mightily to get it to lock focus in low light (music venues). I missed some shots that would have been great because of this issue. I knew I was always going to be a little disappointed. I decided I either had to get comfortable with missing shots and sorting through blurry photos for the gems or hold my nose and pay the price to buy this lens. I went for it! They say when you pay to buy the best you only cry once. I guess that sums it up for me. I feel like I have the best 35mm wide aperture lens available.
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good solid lens I am now gazing sadly at my 35mm 1.4 L. I love this lens. To be fair, however, the 35mm 1.4 L II is better. Period. Crisp, clear, feels good. If I had to find anything negative to say it would be expensive and a little heavy. It's really nice on the 5DS-R. If you have its predecessor, especially if you have a chance to test the lenses side by side first, I'd borrow or rent the new 35 and see what you think. See if you notice a difference, especially if you aren't shooting 50 megapixels, or blowing up to 20 x whatever. If you have no 35, you won't go wrong with this one. You actually get almost as much as you pay forwhich is good.
Date published: 2015-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens! This lens is on a whole other level. I rented it for a wedding a few weeks back, I had heard good things and wanted to give it a whirl. Up until that point I had been alternating between my 24-70 and 70-200 on wedding days. After starting with the bride in the morning I kept reaching for this lens, I would think to switch to my 24-70 or 70-200 then almost immediately switch back to this baller prime and just zoom on foot. I immediately bought this lens after one day with a rental. This is the best lens I've ever shot with. No joke. I didn't only write this review to get a $1000 gift card, but that would be nice.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens! I bought this lens because I wanted a wider prime lens. I ordered it but wasn't sure how it would compare to version I (so I compared the two). Version II blows version I out of the water in clarity and sharpness at 1.4. I like to shoot with a narrow depth of field, so the clarity and sharpness at a wide-open aperture was imperative to me. The chromatic aberration that is visible in version I when used at 1.4. is not evident during the test shots for micro calibration in version II. As an added bonus, version II did not need to be micro calibrated - it was spot on right out of the box. It is heavier and longer than version I. However, since my go-to lens has been the 24-70mm for quite a while, the weight and length is a minor detail to me and will not affect its use for me. As for consistent output, I cannot say from the limited use. Low light use: from the limited use, it is fast to grab focus and sharp. As I use the lens more, I will update this.
Date published: 2015-12-26
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