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Canon 35mm f1.4L II USM EF Lens

Highlights

  • New Or Secondhand: New
  • Lens is suitable for: Canon EOS APS-C (EF-S) & Full Frame (EF)
  • Fitting: Canon EF/EFs
  • PRIME
  • Standard PRIME
  • Filter Size: 72mm

Product code: C3514 (4549292010237)

4.7
(135 reviews)

£1,789.00

RRP £1,950 SAVE £161.00

No used versions available

Product Details

A true modern classic: a standard wide-angle lens beloved by reportage photographers for its natural perspective, low-light capability and extraordinary optical performance.

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements, One UD Element
  • Subwavelength Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Offers a wide-angle view with a natural perspective

A classic, slightly wide-angle 35mm focal length, loved by documentary photographers for its ability to capture a subject within its environment without distorting perspective.

Superb low-light performance

A large f/1.4 maximum aperture lets in two stops more light than an f/2.8 zoom lens, making this an ideal lens for hand-held photography in low-light conditions.

Shooting at wide apertures allows photographers to limit depth of field. Creating such shallow-focus effects is one way that a subject can be made to stand out against a background, and is particularly effective when combined with the lens’s wide-angle field of view.

The lens’s nine-bladed aperture renders out-of-focus areas smoothly and naturally.

Sets new standards in image quality

Blue Spectrum Refractive optics, made from an organic optical material developed by Canon, tackle colour fringing by correcting chromatic aberrations to a degree not previously possible.

Ultra Low-Dispersion (UD) optics and two aspherical lens elements provide incredible sharpness right across the frame – even when the lens is used wide open.

Subwavelength structure coating boosts contrast and guards against flare and ghosting when shooting into the light.

Focuses quickly and discreetly, letting you capture the unexpected

Ring-type USM autofocus establishes accurate focus quickly and in near silence, letting you work without disturbing the scene.

Full-time manual focusing allows focus adjustments without changing focus mode or removing your camera from your eye.

Keep shooting even in tough conditions

Canon’s legendary L-series build-quality inspires confidence and adds durability. Weather sealing guards against dust and moisture, while a fluorine coating protects the lens’s front and rear element from grease and dirt, and makes it easier to clean.

Blue Spectrum Refractive optics

Canon developed Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) optics to tackle coloured fringing in large-diameter lenses. This bespoke organic optical material is more effective at correcting such fringing than other technologies, like fluorite, Ultra Low-Dispersion (UD) or Super UD glass.

Coloured fringing is caused by chromatic aberration – a phenomenon where light of different colours is focused at different points. Using BR optical material in the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM minimises this effect. Other elements in the lens can then be optimised to give superb sharpness, contrast and resistance to flare.

Product Reviews

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Sharp image, Contrast, Quality construction, Colour, Good in low light
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LensTip.com

I do not hesitate to call the Canon EF 35 mm f/1.4L II USM an outstanding lens. When in 2010 Nikon launched its not especially good Nikkor AF-S 35 mm f/1.4G they didn’t know that their rival, Sigma, is preparing a new Art line, including such a hit as the 1.4/35 model.

Photography BLOG

The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM is a very capable, but big and pricey, moderately wide-angle prime lens that will appeal most to travel and reportage photographers looking for outstanding image quality.

ePHOTOzine

There is no doubt that the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L II USM is a very pleasant lens to use and has a very attractive “character” to the images, that indefinable look. This is aided by its high contrast that gives a crisp appearance to images.

Amateur Photographer

Is this the ultimate lens for Canon users specialising in reportage and documentary photography? Michael Topham finds out

DP Review

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.

The Digital Picture

With advanced notice that the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens was going to be announced, I had a lot of time to think about what the lens would do for me personally. I often use the 35mm focal length, but I most frequently use zoom lenses for my 35mm coverage.

Imaging Resource

Canon's L-series lenses are all about premium -- premium performance and premium build quality -- and the new 35mm ƒ/1.4L II is no exception. A long-awaited update to a classic Canon full-frame prime, the new "Mark II" version of the venerable 35mm ƒ/1.4 lens offers noticeably improved sharpness and...

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Canon

I've been researching and comparing 35mm lenses for a few months. All things considered (resolution, bokeh, build quality, etc.) my short list was between the 35 f1.4 L II USM and a highly rated third-party lens (not Sigma btw!).

Wex Photo Video

This is an amazing piece of kit. The lens is superb, subjects are sharp across the frame on 5DIII even on f/1.4 with literally zero CA and beautifully blurred background. From f/2 lens is super sharp across the frame. AF is instant and accurate (no AFMA needed on my 5DIII and 7DII).

WEX

This is an amazing piece of kit. The lens is superb, subjects are sharp across the frame on 5DIII even on f/1.4 with literally zero CA and beautifully blurred background. From f/2 lens is super sharp across the frame. AF is instant and accurate (no AFMA needed on my 5DIII and 7DII).

LensTip.com

I love the 35mm focal length and this is the most reliable and sharp lens I've ever used.

Canon

We're wedding photographers and need gear which works all day without having to think about it. The 35mk2 is just such a tool and stays on our camera bodies for maybe 90% of each 9-11 hour day spent shooting.

Wex Photo Video

I've been using this lens frequently for around 3 months now and it's been a joy to use. The focus is fast, it feels solid, and it's tack sharp. There are certainly (much) cheaper alternatives out there but the images this lens produces are truly exceptional.

WEX

I've been using this lens frequently for around 3 months now and it's been a joy to use. The focus is fast, it feels solid, and it's tack sharp. There are certainly (much) cheaper alternatives out there but the images this lens produces are truly exceptional.

Wex Photo Video

Amazingly sharp right to the corners, this is a fantastic lens. I sold my Sigma 50mm Art lens after buying this, as this is a better lens.

WEX

Amazingly sharp right to the corners, this is a fantastic lens. I sold my Sigma 50mm Art lens after buying this, as this is a better lens.

Wex Photo Video

This is a truly great lens, I'm very happy with my purchase even though it is a significant investment.

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