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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide-Angle Camera Lens - 2512A002

Abt Model: 2512A002 | UPC Code: 082966214028
$1479.00  
35mm Focal Length/ 11 Elements In 9 Groups Construction/ Rear Focusing System With USM/ 1 Foot Closest Focusing Distance/ Black Finish
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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide-Angle Camera Lens, Model 2512A002

L-series professional f/1.4 wide-angle lens with an Aspherical lens element to correct aberrations. The floating system enables high picture quality to be obtained over the entire focusing range. Autofocusing is quick and quiet with rear focusing and ring USM. Full-time manual focusing is also possible.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 35mm; 1:1.4
  • Lens Construction: 11 elements in 9 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 63°
  • Focus Adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.3 / 1ft.
  • Filter Size: 72mm

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Max Diameter: 3.1"
  • Length: 3.4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.28 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs


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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide-Angle Camera Lens
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

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Pros

  • Super-sharp images (7)
  • Fast auto-focus (6)
  • Superior build quality (5)

Cons

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      5.0

      great lens for close up to portrait

      By Still Learning

      from Phoenix, AZ

      Pros

      • good multi-purpose lens

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide-Angle Camera Lens:

          After much research I decided on purchasing my first L lens. I had used a 35 mm film camera with a 50mm lens while in the Navy and found it suitable for most of the shots I was making. So the EF 35mm f/1.4L USM lens seemed like the best choice for my first L lens. The EF 35mm 1.4 has been on my camera most of the past year. It is great for landscape, flowers, and portraits. Maybe it was because of the 1.6 conversion that makes a 35mm on my 7D look more like a 56mm or maybe because I do not make really close up portraits, but I have not seen the distortion that is so noticeable in many portraits made with wide angle lenses. There was a learning curve with this lens when shooting at it closest distance. I now ensure the right things are in my narrow depth of field when shooting those closer subjects and using the more open f-stops (like 1.4). My next buy will be an EF 12 II extension tube to get a little closer to making the EF 35mm 1.4L into a macro lens.

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          (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absolutely outstanding!!!

          By Anonymous

          from South Carolina

          Pros

          • Fast auto-focus
          • Superior build quality
          • Super-sharp images
          • works great w/ ff camera.

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide-Angle Camera Lens:

              I have been photographing for 45 (forty-five) years and have used an assorted array of equipment, mostly in 35mm format. Without question this lens is magnificent in IQ, handling and brightness. It is usually mounted to my 5D Mark III for street shooting, close-ups and informal portraits. Because I'm working with a FF camera, the added weight and bulk of this lens is inconsequential. It balances very nicely and has great perch for your hand. Manual focusing is also impeccable. In short, this is one of my two dream lenses (the other being Canon's 135mm f/2 L USM). Neither lens has stabilization, but that is a non factor, as I have decades of shooting w/o it and know what works. The out-of-focus (bokeh for you "younguns" who prefer using Japanese) is very, very good. So, the 35mm FL works much better (for me) versus the 50mm FL, which I feel is too tight on the street and for scene and scenic shooting.

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              (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great wide angle portrait lens

              By Ultrafox

              from Somerset, Ky

              Pros

              • Great bokeh
              • Superior build quality
              • Super-sharp images

              Cons

              • Slow Auto-Focus

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide-Angle Camera Lens:

                This lens is great in low light and is an amazing portrait and wide angle lens. There IS some vignetting wide open, but it's not a big issue for me because I actually like a little vignetting. This lens produces very nice Bokeh wide open. This is a great wedding and portrait lens. I would definitely have this any day over the 35mm 2.0. It is worth saving the money for.

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                (10 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great lens

                By Art

                from Chesapeake, VA

                Pros

                • excellent clarity & color
                • IS is great

                Cons

                • No Lens Hood
                • no soft bag

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide-Angle Camera Lens:

                  I purchased the Canon 35mm f/1.4 L USM for use with a Canon 7D & 5D Mk II. This lens is excellent on both cameras and is sharp from f/1.4 through f/11 (after which it softens - but is still very good). It is basically L quality glass with a plastic body no L designation and of course no soft bag or even a lens hood which remains an optional accessory. This is why I gave the 3 - 4 star ratings. In light of the quality and cost these items should be included (IMO) never the less it is excellent glass and I would highly recommend it with the above notices.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My only lens

                  By pennylane

                  from louisville, ky

                  Pros

                  • Well built

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide-Angle Camera Lens:

                      I use this lens on a full frame body, it is the only lens i own, or need. i shoot landscsape and portraits. learning to shoot at 1.4 is a bit of a task, but not a painful one, it was fun practicing the technique. it's sharp all throughout the apertures, and yes, it's heavy but you'll carry the weight with pride.

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                      (23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Happy with Purchase

                      By sy

                      from colorado

                      Pros

                      • f1.4
                      • Fast Focus
                      • Sharpness
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • a bit higher price
                      • Chromatic aberration

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide-Angle Camera Lens:

                        I was hesitant about purchasing this lens first because I already have 24-70mmL. But after I’ve seen enough sample images taken by this lens, I decided to go for it. These are my result of comparison. CONS: 35mmL has significant chromatic aberration (purple fringes) at f1.4, probably up to almost f4 on 5DMkII. It’s much worse on APS-C sensor (50D in my case). On the other hand there is no CA problem with 24-70mmL @35mm & f2.8, maybe a little green fringes on 50D, but very minor. Some say soft on the edge and maybe so but I never noticed. Mine looks pretty sharp all across to me. It may look soft if shooting subject is covered with purple fringes. PROS: It’s a bit sharper than 24-70mmL. It focuses much faster in low light and fairly accurate. Color is very vibrant and bokeh is awesome especially in the middle. It’s compact and much lighter weight but built pretty solid. I honestly don’t understand people who complain it as a heavy lens. (Actually it is heavier than 17-40mm but still...) It also can be a premium standard lens for APS-C sensor. In my opinion 35mmL has very strong character. Both 35mmL and 24-70mmL are sold at very close price range. 24-70mmL has, off course, advantage of zoom with fairly wide consistent aperture (f2.8). It is weather sealed so you can take it to the severe weather conditions. (Make sure your camera is weather sealed also.) But 35mmL can offer something 24-70mmL cannot. That’s the art of wide aperture. Price/Value is always up to people. All I can say is I love my 35mmL from the first shot despite its down side.

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                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome lens

                        By daddyeddie

                        from Gardena, CA

                        Comments about Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide-Angle Camera Lens:

                        What can I say! I am very happy to have purchased this lens. The focus is spot on and fast. I am using this lens on my 7D. So far, the images shot wide opened are sharp, even at F1.4 and it gets sharper when you stepped down. Yes, at F1.4 you can get sharp pictures, providing your shutter speed is fast enough and you are not sloppy with your technique. Of course, the subject must be absolutely still. All in all, this is a beautiful lens and will be my go to lens for low-light situations.

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                        (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        The PRIME of Primes

                        By South Jersey

                        from Southern New Jersey

                        Pros

                        • amazing bokeh
                        • Great Color
                        • Great low light
                        • Sharp
                        • Very fast

                        Cons

                        • Expensive

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide-Angle Camera Lens:

                          I can't keep my hands off this lens. I am finding that it is staying on my camera longing than I thought it would. This lens is solid. Good weight and balance. It has a fast focus, even in low light. I use this primarily for inside and low light photos. Although it takes amazing pics in daylight. Sharp even wide-open. On my crop sensor, this is the perfect "normal" lens. I find that this lens really allows me to be creative. I never realized how lazy zooms allow you to be. Not this lens. It allows you to really push your creative limits. Yes, it is expensive. But I have no regrets. I'm sorry I didn't get it sooner.

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                          (10 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          WOW! Amazing Lens

                          By tree hugger

                          from Vancouver, Wa

                          Pros

                          • Fast focusing
                          • Great depth of field
                          • Low light

                          Cons

                          • None I've found

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide-Angle Camera Lens:

                            Thank you Canon for another world wonder. I love taking nature photos, but just recently got inspired taking pictures of my grand child in a highschool dance recital where no flash was allowed. Loved the results of the low light capabilities of this lens combined with it's ultrafast focusing on my 5D. Appreciating your support, keep up the great work. thanks Tree Hugger aka Wayde

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                            (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Lens

                            By Nita

                            from New York, NY

                            Pros

                            • Excellent in low light
                            • Fast auto-focus
                            • Super-sharp images

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide-Angle Camera Lens:

                                I needed a fast, sharp lens that was good in low light. After recommendations and research, I chose the EF 35mm f1.4L and I haven't been disappointed. The colors are crisp and bokeh is amazing. I've shot in rooms with barely any light, no flash and I was able to get shots that were keepers. Video comes out beautifully. The focus ring is smooth but a little more stiffer than my other Canon lenses. Now that I'm used to it, I don't notice it. This lens is a must for anyone who shoots in low light. I use this on a crop body so this is my "walk around 50mm equivalent." The only cons, it's not weather proof and the price. But, for such a great quality lens, price comes with the territory.

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