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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II review (outstanding image quality, says Photography Blog)

EF 35mm F/1.4L II

Photography Blog posted their exhaustive review of Canon’s new EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens. The EF 35mm f/1.4L II is a highly regarded lens, well suited for travel photography and journalism. In the conclusion they write:

Image quality is outstanding. Chromatic aberrations are virtually non-existent thanks to the new Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics technology, geometric distortion is impressively low for a wide-angle lens, and the Sub-Wavelength Structure Coating (SWC) coatings successfully prevent contrast loss attributable to flare. The only real optical issues are some corner shading at the maximum aperture, something that every full-frame shooter has to put up with, especially when using wide angles, and a slight lack of critical edge sharpness between f/1.4-f/2.8 and f/16-f/22. Read the review…

There is nothing not to like on the EF 35mm f/1.4L II, except for the price ($1,799). Beside the excellent build quality, the EF 35mm f/1.4L II is also a lens of a new generation, planned and build with Canon’s EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R in mind.

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II key features:

  • 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

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

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