Canon EF 35mm f/2 Resolution Test (Lensrentals)

[Thanks Daniel]

Roger Cicala and the Lensrentals team just published the resolution test of Canon's new (and relatively pricy, $849, non-L) EF 35mm f/2. Resolution charts and MFTs are available. The lens performs well, but given Sigma's amazing 35mm f/1.4 lens, which comes more or less for the same price, Canon could have some hard time to make this lens a bestseller.

This is a nice lens with a very nice IS system at a fairly high price. If you need a 35mm Image Stabilized lens, this is the one for you. If you don’t need an Image Stabilized lens, it’s not. Not when you can get the Sigma for the same money. Or you can get the still-surprisingly-good-and-a-real-bargain 35mm f/2 for less than half the money.Roger Cicala synthetic conclusion:

Image credit: lensrentals.com

The graph above shows the resolution compared to other Canon lenses and to the Sigma.

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay [via lensrentals]

 

 

Here They Are: Canon’s New EF 24-70mm f/4L IS and EF 35mm f/2 IS Lenses (specs and images leaked)

As expected, these are the lenses Canon will soon announce, both image stabilized: EF 24-70mm f/4L IS and EF 35mm f/2 IS. The EF 24-70mm f/4L IS will be the Canon EOS 6D's kit lens (great!).

EF 24-70mm f/4L IS specifications:

  • 15 elements in 12 groups, two aspherical lens, lens configuration sheet 2 UD lens
  • 9-blade circular aperture
  • Weather sealing
  • Full-time manual focus
  • Can switch to macro mode at the telephoto end
  • 0.2m minimum focusing distance, 0.7 times the maximum magnification
  • Hybrid IS Image Stabilizer
  • 77mm filter size
  • 600g weight, 93mm length, 83.4mm in diameter
  • Released in early December 2012
  • Expected price in Japan is ¥145 000 (including tax) – should be aroud $1800, probably less in the US

EF 35mm f/2 IS specifications:

  • 10 sheets in 8 groups, the lens structure is molded glass aspherical lens
  • 8 blade circular aperture
  • 4 stops image stabilization
  • AF motor ring USM, full-time manual focus
  • 67mm filter size
  • 62.6mm length, 77.9mm maximum diameter, 335g weight
  • Released in early December 2012
  • Expected price is Japan ¥74 000 (including tax) – should be around $900

As you can see, both lenses are expected before the end of 2012.

Source: digicame-info