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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Review (long term review by D. Abbott)

Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II Review
The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

Here is a Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II review.

Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive review of the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens. He says:

One of the top lenses that I continue to feel is special is the Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II – a lens I labeled the best non-super-telephoto lens in Canon’s lineup at the time of my initial review at the end of 2015.  I also characterized it as essentially a “Zeiss Otus lens with autofocus”.  Do I still feel that strongly about it after over four years of use? Like the Canon 100L Macro, the EF 35LII still looks and operates like new, and has paid for itself many times over with product photography, food photography, weddings, events, portraits, and more.  It was so good that it made me eventually sell my 24-70mm F2.8 zoom.

Dustin Abbott’s review comes with a rich set of sample pictures, and as usual with the full review in video. Enjoy.

Key features:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements, One UD Element

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Characterized by its unique and advanced optical composition, the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM is a wide-angle L-series prime featuring a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture to suit working in difficult lighting conditions. Its optical design incorporates a Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics element; a specially developed element that helps to nearly eliminate chromatic aberrations and color fringing for notable clarity and color accuracy. In addition to this, an ultra-low dispersion element and two aspherical elements are also featured to further control various aberrations and distortion for great sharpness and resolution. Individual elements also feature a Sub Wavelength Coating to suppress flare and ghosting for high contrast and color fidelity when working in harsh and backlit conditions.

Besides the optical attributes, this lens sports a ring-type USM for quick and quiet autofocus performance and full-time manual focus override. Its durable physical construction is dust- and moisture-sealed, and a fluorine coating has been added to the exposed elements to guard against fingerprints and smudging.

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