Canon EF 35mm F2.0

Wideangle prime lens | Canon EF | 2507A002

Bought this one last year at the B&H store in Manhattan.  It was the first lens I bought aside from the kit lens.  At the time I was instantly blow away by the greater image quality of this mere non IS non USM lens. It certainly cleans the clock of both my STM lenses. (18-55 and 55-250). In comparison to my other lenses it is as if a veil was lifted. More contrast, more saturation. I can gun for higher contrast images and it works well with this lens. I'd also noticed that this focal length ...

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First of all, a FF needs a 35mm. I have been battling in my mind to get this lens or bite in to the 35L. Finally I decided to surrender to this cheapo and save some money for loved ones. It's about 1/5 the price! 35L is of course sharper and better built and has more pleasant bokeh, but the 35F2 is no slouch either. It is quite sharp right from F2 and bests at 5.6 where it's not inferior to 35L. Of course F2 is a bit of low contrast compared to 35L, but still very good (especially compared to ...

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So you have a APS camera and you want a normal? Sigma 30mm? Maybe but don't overlook this ancient optic from the early days of EF. It is a good value, controlled if not amazing optical performance, and a nice way to lighten your load on a day on the street while gaining some more speed than can be had with any normal zoom. The downside? BUZZZZZZZ goes the focus motor. If Canon would follow Nikon's lead and release a 35 f1.8 with newer focusing system I am sure it would be a hit. What makes ...

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