Canon 35 F2 IS USM vs Canon F 1.4 L USM

Started Jan 21, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Canon 35 F2 IS USM vs Canon F 1.4 L USM

I am looking at getting a 35mm low light prime.

I am comparing the above lenses on a 60D


  • Has IS
  • Slower F2
  • Lacks L lens build quality
  • Much cheaper
  • Smaller and lighter
  • Newer


  • Faster F1.4
  • L lens construcion
  • Much more expensive
  • Bigger and heavier
  • Older

I am an amateur who is keen to improve. Is there any other reason to spend more and not get IS?

Many thanks for any insights or comments

Canon EOS 60D
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