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Canon - EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 81 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic value lens

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    Mirza
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    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    It’s OK

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    Plpaplcr
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    I like this lens, I think anyone just starting out with photography will be happy with it...maybe even love it when compared to a kit lens. However, If I’m completely honest, I regret not spending the money on the f/ 1.4. When I first purchased this lens I used it “here and there” but never for an entire photography session. happy with it. Once I sat down and really studied the images, I just didn’t find that I loved them compared to some of the other lenses that I own. It’s not as sharp. I think if you are a hobbyist or just want a lens to click some pics of the fam, you will like it. If you are hard-core or professional, don’t try and cheap out and buy this lens - big mistake. If you can afford it, get the 1.4 and if you can’t, save. Nothing terrible about it but definitely underwhelming if you have other high-quality lenses in your bag. So there - great for entry level (maybe even amazing), bad for those who have used other quality lenses.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My second lens purchase and I am Happy!

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    Danny
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    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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    VRSE
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    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!

    Posted
    Woody76
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    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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    SemiPro
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    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

    Posted
    Thienman

    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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    XB15
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really good light for both Photo and Video

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    toadgeek
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    The Canon - EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens is not really a wide-angle lens. It's more like a 50mm, with a wider angle. The amount of light this lens is capable of capturing is surprisingly good, and the depth-of-field is amazing, for both photo and video.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lense for intermediate Photog

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    GamerBro
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    I really love this lense and for the price it’s worth it! I would have rather bought the 35 min f/1.4 but i did not want to spend another 1,000 for it so for the price this does everything it needs to. I use this lense when shooting family sessions and even couple/ engagements. If I wanna shoot some portraits I’ll switch it out for the canon 50mm

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lens; well built

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    Aaron
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    I wanted a portrait lens for APS-C sensor camera(80D). So I went for 50mm 1.8 lens but the lens acts as 80mm with 2.88f due to the crop factor of APS-C sensor. After doing some research, I went for the 35mm lens. This is just perfect for me. It works like a 50mm on my 80D body. The picture is sharp and the built quality is far better than both 50mm 1.4f and 1.8f.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    On sale at the perfect time!

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    SportsChick
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING

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    RANDY2718
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    This 35mm was the first lens I got after the kit lens and have been the best experience ever! This lens practically helped me get a job with a big-time dealership here in Miami. Amazing in low light!!!! The image quality that comes out is like none other especially it being I'm using a T7i having the crop sensor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Image stabilized wide angle...yes please!

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    Iamjdanderson
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    This lens has become my go to for low light wide angle full frame. I use this with a 6DII and a 77D. For the price it’s sharp when stopped down to F2.8. Also since it’s wide you have to get close for bokeh but that’s what wide angles do. This lens stays in my camera bag! Great walking around prime!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing image quality

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    kaeyalin
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    Used this on a 7D Mk I, and now on a 5D Mk IV. On either camera, this lens is razor sharp. I've been using it over a 24-70 2.8L mk I, for the image quality alone, not to mention IS. It doesn't have the weather sealed qualityy of an L lens, but it is right up there in terms of image quality. Lots of value for money here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lense!!

    Posted
    JonC
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    This is a great prime lense for travel! Highly recommend this lense as it stayed on my Canon 6D the whole time I was in Disney World. I debated between this or the 50mm but eventually I chose to go with the wider 35mm. This lense is extremely sharp and focuses quickly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Noisy AF for Video, Not Best in Bright Light

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    PhotoGuy
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    I wanted to like this lens, but it has a very noisy AF motor for video, was a bit slow to focus for photos, and was not the best in daylight (over exposed some images). Good image quality compared to similar lenses, but not worth the money IMO. Also not very wide with a crop sensor (24 mm STM lens is better for my needs).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing lens with image stabilization, lightweight

    Posted
    Matt

    I was drawn to this lens by photographer friends who raved about this 35mm f/2 prime lens. I was also interested in the image stabilization feature that this prime has and do I love it! It works amazing in low light and if you decide you want to record video in low light well you will love the results.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this lens!

    Posted
    ashleym09
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    I strongly debated between this lens and the Sigma 35mm. After reading reviews I opted to save the money and purchase the Canon 35 F2 with zero regrets. The colors SOOC are awesome, the IS is so useful in low light situations for optimal use of slower shutter speed. It's now on my camera body 75% of the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely stunning results

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    drm2blv
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    Using this on a Canon 80D and absolutely love it. Originally went with the nifty fifty 50mm f/1.8, but with the crop factor it was too zoomed. I moved down to the 35mm and it's a much better focal length. Lens feels well built and looks great on the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend