Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM
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Manufacturer description: For brilliant landscapes, portraits and close-up photography, look no further than the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM. It helps provide a level of clarity and resolving power that can be an ideal complement to the latest generation of Canon's high-resolution SLRs. The EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM has an effective focal length of 35mm on full-frame cameras and 56mm on APS-C cameras, and helps capture beautiful detail with minimal chromatic aberration and color fringing thanks to Canon's new BR optics element. It also has a fast, 9-blade maximum aperture of f/1.4 for impressive performance in low-light conditions and beautiful, soft backgrounds. And, like other L-series lenses, the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM has dust and water sealing. Versatile, speedy and elegant, the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM will delight photographers looking for a bright, sharp and responsive lens for their most important images.
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Focal length||35 mm|
|Lens mount||Canon EF|
|Min focus||0.28 m (11.02″)|
|Weight||760 g (1.68 lb)|
|Length||106 mm (4.17″)|
The 35mm F1.4L II USM is a fantastic lens from Canon. Ultra-sharp and impressively free of aberrations at all apertures and across the frame, it tops the class. Exceptional build quality raises the bar still further, but it all comes at a cost. Much cheaper rivals also offer great image quality, some with image stabilization too, but when only the best will do, the Canon 35mm F1.4L USM Mark II stands alone.
Good for: Reportage, weddings and environmental portraits. Unparalleled sharpness when used wide open, good for blurring backgrounds and subject isolation, or in low light. Robust build when the going gets tough.
Not so good for: Those on a tighter budget, or wanting image stabilization, or looking for something lighter.