Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens

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Product Highlights

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4-22
  • Aspherical Lens Element
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Rear Focusing
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Floating Lens System
  • Super Spectra Multi Coating
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.0'
  • 72mm Filter Thread Diameter
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Canon 35mm f/1.4 overview

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The superior-quality EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens from Canon features a brilliant maximum aperture of f/1.4, along with the superior natural image quality of Canon L-series lenses. Such a wide aperture is ideal for low-light imaging and for exacting depth of field control. An advanced floating mechanism and aspherical lens element achieve extremely sharp, distortion free pictures from infinity to its closest shooting distance of 1.0'. With a ring-type ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) and rear focus, autofocus is fast and virtually silent. A wide focusing ring provides comfortable manual focus, and the filter ring remains stationary for ease of use with polarizers and other special effects filters. Full time manual focus override enables precise manual focus even when in AF mode.

Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture is effective in low light shooting and enables shallow depth of field control.
An ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) provides precise, fast and quiet AF action.
Full-time manual focus override allows for precise manual focus control at all times, even in autofocus mode.
An aspherical lens element reduces aberrations and optimized Super Spectra lens coatings minimize ghosting and flare.

Canon 35mm f/1.4 specs

Focal Length 35mm
Comparable APS-C 1.6x Focal Length: 56 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 63°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.0' / 30 cm
Magnification 0.18x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6
Optical Design 11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 8
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Filter Thread Front: 72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) 3.1 x 3.4" / 7.87 x 8.64 cm
Weight 20.46 oz / 580 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 5.512 x 5.4"

Canon 35mm f/1.4 reviews

EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 671.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleasing Quality; minor disppointments The only issues I have to add to all the previous reviewers are 2 minor disappointments I encountered with this lens: 1. The casing is plastic - this probably has no importance whatsoever, but, compared to the 135mm L lens, it feels less rugged. Time will tell. 2. When shooting low light/large aperture I encounter noticeable chromatic aberration - which the canon download software does not manage to eliminate. I was hoping for a sharper image. When stopping down - F/5.6 and higher - this completely disappears. Other than this - everything I heard was true: wonderful colors, pleasing bokeh, etc etc. I hope to get many years of service out of this one.
Date published: 2008-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sweet glass I shoot lifestyle, travel and portraits and this lens was bought so I'd have something faster than my 16-35 f2.8 in low light and as a 'walking around' lens. Just used it for the first time over the weekend while at a family wedding. I wasn't the wedding photographer (and I stayed out of her way. I am not a wedding photog) but shot casual family moments. Perfect. Crisp and sharp when I hit focus and easy to use, fast to focus and amazing in low light. I was hand holding night shots and nailed some things at lower ISO than I would have with the f2.8. For a 'real' wedding shooter it would be a super addition to the bag.
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely amazing gotta say i was amazed with how the pictures came out with this lens. this might be my favorite L out of the other two. I upgraded my 28 1.8 to this, and it is so much better. the 35 1.4 is pretty sharp wide open and just gets even better. i can shoot in the bigger apertures with more confidence. colors produced are very pleasing. bokeh is also quite pleasant on this lens. its a great focal length, versatile so i can keep on the camera most of the time, which i now do. auto focus is snappy. build quality is also top notch. metal thread on the front which is nice, body isnt metal which does reduce the weight. still feels very tough though.
Date published: 2012-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Investment I've Ever Made! I'm a wedding and portrait photographer and use this lens on my 5D 99% of the time. Image quality from this lens is amazingly spectacular. Color is vivid and bright, sharpness is amazing, contrast is excellent! I hardly even have to edit my photos with this lens, just a little to add pop. Sun flare with this lens is magnificent. Also focuses very quiet and fast. I've used this lens inside and out, in just about every situation you can think of and get sad when I have to take it off. I saved and saved for this lens and it is better than I ever thought. It's taken my images to a whole new level and I can't get enough of it!
Date published: 2009-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from sharp, versatile lens, but.... I just purchased this lens and was a bit disappointed with the amount of purple fringing, but that was not enough to deter me from keeping the lens due to its other amazing qualities. Prior to this purchase, I had the 24-70 on my 5DII about 85% of the time. I love the versatility of that zoom, but with the 35mm, I find the shooting experience much more dynamic, with me engaging more with the scene. I am also much more motivated to carry my camera with me with the smaller set-up/weight of this camera-lens combo. This is a great storytelling lens, as I always find myself wishing for more context with the 50mm.
Date published: 2012-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY Pleased with This Lens I've had primarily Canon L lenses in zooms for a number of years and I've always been happy with the results. The Canon 24-70mm L has been my normal lens. But I read so many positive reviews about this lens, especially when paired with the newer Canon bodies with better sensors (5DMkII), I decided to give it a try. I have been blown away by the results. Not only is the sharpness better, but the color and contrast are in a new league. It show the most visible difference from the Canon 16-35mm L zoom in all uses, but I've also used the tripod to do test shots at 35mm comparing this lens to my favorite 24-70 and the prime wins out there too. I highly recommend this lens.
Date published: 2010-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice imaging, but fit & finish is subpar This lens certainly has excellent imaging characteristics, but I was disappointed with the overall fit and finish of the lens body. The exterior is flat plastic and it doesn't feel as nice as the other L lenses that I've used. The other lenses use a combination of matte plastic and metal for the exterior of the lens barrel, and these finishes inspire more confidence in the durability of the design. In addition, the 35/1.4 isn't weatherproof. I'm a little disappointed that a lens at this price point doesn't have these features. Finally, the included lens case (LP1214) isn't a good fit: it's too short for this lens.
Date published: 2010-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Current Low Light Champ! An excellent an very useful lens that must be included on the wedding photographer's equipment list. Sharp, good contrast, and very fast focusing. I love using the WA bokeh it produces at 1.4. It also makes a perfect compliment to the 85mm f/1.2L II, or the 135mm f/2L. It could used the weatherproofing standard on the new L lenses being introduced, but I'm sure the next version of this lens will included this feature. I rarely use my 16-35mm f/2.8L II for weddings since I purchased this lens. It works much better for the demanding low light photography I currently do.
Date published: 2008-07-13
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