Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II vs Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Review

Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II

The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II is a highly regarded lens, at a price. Can the much less expensive Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD hold up to it?

Anita Sadowska compares the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II ($1,799) to the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD ($899). How does the Tamron hold up to the Canon? See for yourself.

More EF 35mm f/1.4L II reviews are listed here.

EF 35mm f/1.4L II at a glance:

  • 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
  • Subwavelength Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

EF 35mm f/1.4L II:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Four Low Dispersion Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • BBAR-G2 and Fluorine Coatings
  • USD AF Motor and Dynamic Rolling Cam
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L For The EOS R System Might Be Released In 2021, Report

Canon Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses

This is a lens rumored since long. And a lens we never doubted would come to the RF mount: the Canon Rf 35mm f/1.2L.

This is a lens that will not be missed in Canon’s RF lineup. A pertinent Canon patent application has also already been spotted. Once more the global pandemic is made responsible for the fact the RF 35mm f/1.2L wasn’t already released. Expect this lens to get announced towards the end of 2021, maybe along with the Canon EOS R3.

Some speculations about upcoming RF lenses can be found here. All Canon rumors are listed here.

[via Canon Rumors]

Canon Patent: 35mm f/1.4 And 28mm f/1.4 For The EOS R System

Canon Patent

Here is one more Canon patent for RF mount lenses, another one in an already long list: 35mm f/1.4 and 28mm f/1.4 lenses for full frame mirrorless cameras, i.e. the EOS R.

Canon patent application 2021-063966 (Japan) discusses optical formulas for a 35mm f/1.4 lens and a 28mm f/1.4 lens, both for the RF mount. The patent application was spotted by Canon News.

28mm f/1.4:

Focus distance      28.00
F number             1.42
Half angle (degree) 37.69
Image height        21.64
Lens total length  140.62
BF                  21.99

35mm f/1.4:

Focus distance      34.98
F number             1.42
Half angle (degree) 31.73
Image height        21.64
Lens total length  154.45
BF                  16.17

More Canon patents are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

Canon Patent: 35mm f/1.2 Lens For Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Canon Patent

And yet another Canon patent, as usual spotted by Hi Lows Note. A 35mm f/1.2 lens for the EOS R system.

Canon patent 2021-60475A (Japan) discusses various optical designs for a 35mm f/1.2 lens for the RF mount. This is definitely a lens we are going to see in the RF lens lineup. A 35mm f/1.2 for sure is going to be released.

Embodiment 1

  • Focal length: 34.00 mm
  • F number: 1.23
  • Half angle of view: 32.47
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 147.45 mm
  • Back focus: 19.82 mm

Embodiment 2

  • Focal length: 35.76 mm
  • F number: 1.23
  • Half angle of view: 31.17
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 147.45 mm
  • Back focus: 19.50 mm

Embodiment 3

  • Focal length: 34.00 mm
  • F number: 1.23
  • Half angle of view: 32.47
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 147.45 mm
  • Back focus: 20.95 mm

Embodiment 4

  • Focal length: 34.00 mm
  • F number: 1.23
  • Half angle of view: 32.47
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 149.45 mm
  • Back focus: 16.49 mm

More Canon patents are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

35mm f/0.95 Lenses Coming For Canon RF and EF-M Mounts (and others)

35mm F/0.95

You’ll soon be able to use a 35mm f/0.95 lens on your Canon EOS R or Canon EOS M.

Laowa is set to soon announce new lenses in the Argus lineup. Among these lenses is a 35mm f/0.95 lens for the EOS RF mount and one for the EOS EF-M mount. Here are the specs for the Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95, courtesy of the Chinese Weibo at Camerabeta.

  • Argus 33mm F0.95
  • low breathing effect
  • low dispersion
  • infinite aperture design
  • minimum focusing distance 35cm
  • filter size 62mm
  • size 71.5 x 83mm
  • weighing 590g
  • Sony E, Fuji X, Nikon Z and Canon RF and EF-M mount versions will be launched

More about Laowa lenses is listed here.

[via Fuji Rumors]