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Canon - EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Wide-Angle Lens - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Canon's Best L-Series Lens

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    Tuke
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    This lens is phenomenal, there are no other words. Read Canon's specs and one quickly sees that the internal elements are special. The results are some of the best pictures possible. Focus is lightening quick and tack-sharp every time. At wide apertures, the bokeh is gloriously pleasing and easily creates a nice contextual photo expected of a lens in this focal length. It is wonderful for landscapes, full body portraits and general photography. It has become my go-to lens on my second full-frame camera, my primary camera being a Canon 24-70 f2.8 LII. I don't leave home without this lens. It is expensive, much more than Sigma's offering, but so worth the extra investment. After trying the 35mm Sigma Art lens, which didn't play nice with the 5D4, this lens was purchased instead -- no regrets especially since it is also fully weather-sealed. Many reviewers say that this is Canon's best lens. This reviewer agrees.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hard to beat this lens

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    SelbFilter
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    The 35mm ii 1.4 is simply as good as it gets right now in terms of a 35mm prime at an affordable price. I spent days weighing my options between this and the Sigma Art 1.4. Went with this one and I'm glad I did. I own the 24mm Sigma Art, and I use it a lot, but it doesn't focus in the dark like the Canon. There's just some special sauce Canon uses when it comes to their auto focusing that just blows everyone else out of the water. If you purchase this lens, you will be preventing any headache you might get from a lens problem. It's just a great lens. SO sharp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One Word EXCELLENT

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    Grifftown
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    I am going to keep this short and sweet this is an excellent lens with great sharpness, color, contrast etc. Yes the lens is bigger than version one, yes the lens is heavier than version one but honestly I love the way it handles and feels in the hand. There is some vignetting but I actually like it for certain shots and it can be removed EASILY if not wanted. This is definitely for the professional. I do think it is a little bit expensive but quality cost sometimes and the quality is top notch. A big thumbs up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Def worth the money!

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    Trav
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    Been waiting for this lens for a long time and they finally released the II version which is WAY better than the original. Very tack sharp images, very fast focus/low light focus. Great bokeh! The lens cap is ok once you get used to it, but I still prefer the other L glass mount type. Great color, CA is not an issue. Great lens!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love It

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    swamison
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    I love this lens and it's on my camera nearly all of the time. Wide enough to capture most scenes and yet still wonderful for portrait work. The f1.4 aperture provides nice low-light abilities and bokeh. Definitely invest in this lens if you're interested in using prime lenses. You'll be happy that you did!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Prime Lens for Intermediate to Expert Photographer

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    Mario
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    When I heard this was coming out I was super excited to see the older model upgraded after being out for many years. I was looking for a 35mm prime lens and heard great things about this one. You can really push it in low lighting with the proper settings and steadiness. My only complaint would be how heavy it is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best 35mm!

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    Alerio
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    After using several 35mm lenses this one is by far the best! It's sharp and produces beautiful bokeh. Its a tad on the heavier side but this is a sacrifice you make for the quality it produces. The lens is made out of plastic but feels dense and well built. Highly recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Lens!!

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    Jodi
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    I was debating between this one and the Sigma version. I read so many bad reviews in facebook groups about the sigma lens, so I decided to splurge and get this one! It's such a super sharp lens with a great bokeh for a 35mm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Lens

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    TerribleOne
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    My wife is a very talented photographer and accompanies this lense with a Canon 5D MK II. She has a few other lenses and wanted another one for candid/moment photos of our family and such. She even rented this lense and a 50mm and decided on this one and she takes some fantastic photos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Lense, with some drawbacks

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    DANPark

    Very very Nice Lense High Resolution, Clear Picture, Nice AF, Nice Color setting - Bit red-like type color setting, Nice for Human pic or snap shot PROBLEMS Bit Heavy - better in studio than outside Vignetting problems - when F value is low expansive - sigma 35mm F1.4 ART is 1/2 price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    35mm

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    Drew
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    This 35mm camera lens from Canon is absolutely fantastic. Great stability, great bokeh, great depth of field with the low f-stop. It does exactly what I want it to do Especially with landscapes portraits. Great overall lens!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Favorite lens

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    Kirst
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    Easily one of my favorite lenses. You just can’t beat the bokeh that comes with the aperture. Don’t be like me & waste your time buying a sigma first. If you’re a hobbyist sure; but if you’re a pro you need this lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best lens I added to my photography bag

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    NIcole
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    I was hesitant to invest in the 35mm and I am SO glad that I did so. It is by far the best lens I have in my bag and my go-to for family and wedding photography. Delivery was timely and purchase was easy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super sharp lens

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    Pete
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    Outstanding lens Crisp edge to edge. not as heavy as I had thought . Solid build as are all L designated lenses . This is my 7th L lens , and I love them all.Best Buy shipped quickly , and the package arrived right when promised

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome lens

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    vlrodrig
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    It is an awesome lens to have. If you are a portrait, newborn or wedding photographer. I definitely recommend this lens. If you are a hobbist with pro level camera and lenses, add this to your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

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    Unknown
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    I love this lens. The glass transforms everything to a dreamy top notch image. Amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best lens ever

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    Prantses
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    This is the sharpest and best lens ever. If I was to chose one lens this would be it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Lens!

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    JerryVTX
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    This lens is amazing! Fast focus, beautiful color and wide aperture! Easy lens to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

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    Ozcanusa
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    Love this lens. I use it with both my Canon 5dsr and 5Div. It is incredible with clarity I have rarely seen. Love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wide angle lense

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    Castle7687
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    Excellent unit, works well with my Canon EOS Mark 11D camera. Adds the versatility I needed for those amazing landscape shots.

    I would recommend this to a friend