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Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens: Take in the wider view with a Canon EF wide-angle lens built for everyday use. The specially-coated aspherical lens delivers exceptionally sharp, distortion-free images. Optical image stabilization improves picture quality for low-light shooting and close focusing.

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    What's Included

    • Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (67 out of 69)


    Compatible with select Canon cameras

    For use on any Canon EOS DSLR cameras. Also compatible with EOS M cameras (mount adaptor EF-EOS M required, not included).

    Wide-angle lens for broad composition

    Delivers stunning perspectives and allows you to include more of the scene in the frame.

    35mm focal length

    Excellent for shooting landscapes, architecture, group shots, travel shots and more.

    f/2 maximum aperture

    Capture the action at indoor sporting events and other settings with less-than-ideal lighting conditions. Creates an exceptional background blur to produce stunning images.

    Aspherical lens corrects aberration

    Precision-ground lens focuses the light rays into a single point to correct aberration and produce high-quality images.

    4-Stop optical image stabilization

    Permits slower shutter speeds (up to 4 stops) without image blur for easy panning and professional action photography. Automatically detects horizontal and vertical panning to eliminate camera shake.

    Ultrasonic motor (USM) ensures smooth, precise focusing

    Utilizes ultrasonic vibrations to focus the lens, resulting in smooth, silent and precise autofocusing. Ring-type USM permits manual focusing without switching out of auto mode.

    Inner and rear focusing system

    Design allows for a compact lens body with faster, more efficient autofocus performance.

    Lens coatings for superior image quality

    Optimized lens coatings minimize ghosting and flare.

    0.79' minimum focusing distance

    Accommodates 67mm filters

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews

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    Expert rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic value lens

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      At work I have the newest Canon 35mm f/1.4L MkII which is nothing short of spectacular. Super sharp, but really heavy and quite expensive. I decided to try this f/2 version due to positive reviews, affordable price and the fact that it has image stabilizer which I find more useful than f/1.4 aperture (f/2 is plenty). After testing the lens for couple of weeks on my Canon 5D MkIV camera, all I can say that it's definitely a keeper. Wide open (f/2) it's decently sharp. Not even close to sharpness levels of f/1.4L MkII version at f/1.4, but still more than good enough. But, once stopped down to f/2.8 and especially f/4-5.6, lens is every bit as sharp and detailed as f/1.4L MkII lens. I've been shooting in RAW format and comparing images in both Adobe LightroomC and Capture One Pro. Results are simply stunning for $550 lens. Sharpness (beyond f/2.8) is as good as it gets, files are extremely detailed, contrasty and colorful. Bokeh is super creamy and simply beautiful at f/2, and minimum focus distance creates some amazing out of focus areas. IS is silent and very efficient, making this lens a real gem in Canon's collection!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My second lens purchase and I am Happy!

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Lens purchasing is getting addicting...... My first purchase was the 50mm which I honestly LOVE. I just recently purchased the 35mm for a shoot and honestly its an even tie between the two of them. I mostly use my 35mm to shoot food for Grubhub/Seamless since it gives me more room 15%-20% edges around the dish (I am 5'3, I can't shoot on my tippy toes with my 50 forever), but I really wanted to try it out on a shoot to see if it can match up with my 50. Even my model told me she liked the look of the lens in photos. I attached some photos for reference! Really love this lens for portraits as well!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      35MM F2 IS

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This was my second lens purchase and after months of research I’ve decided to choose a 35MM focal length to shoot mainly portrait photography. This focal length and lens is phenomenal! Coming from a 50MM F1.8 STM lens this is definitely an upgrade. I also considered a Sigma 35MM F1.4 but I didn’t want to deal with the calibration process from a third party lens. Overall, this lens is sharp at F2.8 and with IS I am able to do some solid video work! A great option for beginners or those who want to do both photography and video.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding value!

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I have been shooting DSLR's for close to 10 years now. Over that time I have collected most of the L primes; 35, 50, 85, 135. I recently upgraded to the 5D Mark IV and found it's video AF to be so good, I have started using the camera for video more. But every video was a little shaky. So on a bit of a whim, I purchased the 35 f/2 IS. I do have to say up front that 35mm is my preferred focal length. That said, this thing is sharper than the 35L (version 1) and the IS makes it outstanding for video. Not sure why this lens doesn't have a red ring around it, but I would highly recommend it for any Canon shooter!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing every-lens

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Great for almost any shot that you're willing to hoof around a little bit for; without any focus you'll need to walk a bit to get your framing right, but after all, that's expected with a prime lens ;) IS is REALLY beneficial for low light shots of static objects and really does give you a few more stops worth of hand-held capability. Doesn't help you with moving subjects in low light, but you can capture some great static object shots in low light on APS-C sensors. Daylight performance is superpar, and shots have been generally tack sharp (Best AF has been found in using live view focusing)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great prime


      Just bought this lens last week after price drop. Overall a great lens. Takes great pictures and the IS really helps. It's the main reason I bought this lens. I also have the 50 mm 1.4 and although it produces better bokeh than the 35mm, i sometimes need to move back to get a good shot. The 35mm is great for tight shots. If you have a crop sensor, this lens is a perfect match. The 28mm 2.8 IS usm is also great for tight shots and has great image quality but you lose a stop.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great lens, Does the job but not an L lens

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I've owned the 35L, the Sigma 35 Art, and this one here... its great, i love the iS, i like the color and contrast... not a fan of the vignette (look closely, its there) the purple fringing is there too but not super noticeable. I'd compare this lens image quality to the pancake 40mm. Perhaps not as sharp edge to edge, but pretty darn close. It doesnt focus nearly as fast as the 35L but then again, its nowhere near the price. If I had to to it all over again. I'd probably keep my 35L. Buuuuut, this one does have IS, which is pretty nice for video.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      On sale at the perfect time!

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This lens was on sale right when I need a wide angle lens. I was shooting a big party wedding that was perfect for this lens. I will probably invest in a new wide angle lens for groups of more then 9 just to ensure I am not pushing this one too much but I love the light it pulls and the crisp photos. I use this in teamwork with my 50mm right now.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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    • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Jim Fisher on February 3, 2016
      Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
      Canon photographers in need of a wide-angle prime lens should take a look at the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM—it's sharp, compact, and optically stabilized.Full Review
    • The Imaging Resource!Rating, 4.8 out of 5September 19, 2013
      Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Review
      If you're shooting movies and are looking at the 35mm focal length, the lens is a no-brainer; integrated image stabilization comes in very handy.Full Review
    • popphoto.comJulia Silber on May 28, 2013
      Lens Test: Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
      For several years now, Canon engineers have been reworking its original, high-speed, full-frame, wide-angle prime lenses for pros, bringing them up to current standards in optical quality, materials, capabilities, and features. Now the company hasFull Review
    • (UK)Szymon Starczewski on February 20, 2013
      Canon EF 35 mm f/2 IS USM
      The Canon company keeps launching fixed focus lenses, not very fast aperture-wise but featuring image stabilization. In February 2012 the EF 24 mm f/2.8 IS USM and the EF 28 mm f/2.8 IS USM models were released world-wide and, after severalFull Review
    • The-Digital-Picture.comBryan Carnathan on January 15, 2013
      Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens Review
      With the arrival of the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens, the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens and Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens now have another sibling - a big brother. Even before I had a 35 f/2 IS in my hands, I felt like I already knew thisFull Review

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