Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II review (best 35mm F1.4 prime available, DPReview)

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At a glance:

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4-22
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics
  • Two Aspherical Elements, One UD Element
  • Subwavelength and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

DPReview posted their Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II review. And it is all a praise for the new EF 35mm f/1.4 II.

From the conclusion:

Canon has thrown everything it’s got at the 35mm F1.4L USM MkII, with a ground-up remake of the MkI original from 1998. This is a lens with the most advanced and innovative optics, heavy duty construction, and lightning autofocus – the whole nine yards. It is priced accordingly.

Every aspect of performance is best in class, and it’s the joint-sharpest lens we’ve ever tested […]. It’s especially impressive at F1.4, with very high sharpness extending right to the edges. The new BR Optics layer does its job of keeping chromatic aberrations under control, with unusually low levels of axial CA […]

This is the best 35mm F1.4 prime currently available. On performance overall, it leaves all-comers floundering in its wake with outstanding image quality, especially at F1.4, and extra-robust build. Some rivals come close optically, but none offers a total package to match the Canon 35mm F1.4L USM MkII. Read the review…

Clear words for a lens that sells at $1,649.