The Canon EF 35 mm f/ 1.4 L USM is a wide-angle lens delivering rather natural perspective, very close to the human eye's angle of view.
This is a good choice for genre, landscape and portrait photography. Its versatility may explain the fact why this lens is very popular with wedding photographers. Many users consider this lens to be the best of Canon modern lineup lenses.
The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM proves its worth in poor lighting conditions. It focuses fast and accurately.
It is already fast at f/1.4. From f/2 onward it is extremely sharp. At wide apertures it produces very beautiful out-of-focus blurring (bokeh.).
The lens can boast the maximum lens speed in its class. The ninth element in its optical scheme is a ground aspherical lens, almost completely eliminating spherical aberration and distortion.
A nonrotating filter mount ensures a simple use of circular polarizing, gradient and other filters.
The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM has a relatively small dimensions (79 x 86 mm), which makes it compact and convenient. Alongside with all its professional characteristics, it weighs 580 g and it is not bothersome even if you are engaged in shooting all day long.
As well as the other L-series lenses, this one is moisture and dust protected.
Compatible hoods: EW-54II, EW-78C
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Posted by: Sergei Borodin Date of publication: 11.08.2010