Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II USM Lens

  • Standard wide-angle lens
  • Wide-angle view with a natural perspective
  • Superb low-light performance
  • Large f/1.4 maximum aperture
  • Depth of field control

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    Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II USM Lens Product Description

    A true modern classic: a standard wide-angle lens beloved by reportage photographers for its natural perspective, low-light capability and extraordinary optical performance.

    Offers a wide-angle view with a natural perspective
    A classic, slightly wide-angle 35mm focal length, loved by documentary photographers for its ability to capture a subject within its environment without distorting perspective.

    Superb low-light performance
    A large f/1.4 maximum aperture lets in two stops more light than an f/2.8 zoom lens, making this an ideal lens for hand-held photography in low-light conditions.

    Shooting at wide apertures allows photographers to limit depth of field. Creating such shallow-focus effects is one way that a subject can be made to stand out against a background, and is particularly effective when combined with the lenss wide-angle field of view.

    The lenss nine-bladed aperture renders out-of-focus areas smoothly and naturally.

    Sets new standards in image quality
    Blue Spectrum Refractive optics, made from an organic optical material developed by Canon, tackle colour fringing by correcting chromatic aberrations to a degree not previously possible.

    Ultra Low-Dispersion (UD) optics and two aspherical lens elements provide incredible sharpness right across the frame - even when the lens is used wide open.

    Subwavelength structure coating boosts contrast and guards against flare and ghosting when shooting into the light.

    Focuses quickly and discreetly, letting you capture the unexpected
    Ring-type USM autofocus establishes accurate focus quickly and in near silence, letting you work without disturbing the scene.

    Full-time manual focusing allows focus adjustments without changing focus mode or removing your camera from your eye.

    Keep shooting even in tough conditions
    Canons legendary L-series build-quality inspires confidence and adds durability. Weather sealing guards against dust and moisture, while a fluorine coating protects the lenss front and rear element from grease and dirt, and makes it easier to clean.

    Blue Spectrum Refractive optics
    Canon developed Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) optics to tackle coloured fringing in large-diameter lenses. This bespoke organic optical material is more effective at correcting such fringing than other technologies, like fluorite, Ultra Low-Dispersion (UD) or Super UD glass. Coloured fringing is caused by chromatic aberration - a phenomenon where light of different colours is focused at different points. Using BR optical material in the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM minimises this effect. Other elements in the lens can then be optimised to give superb sharpness, contrast and resistance to flare.

    Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl): 54, 38, 63
    Lens construction (elements/groups): 14/11
    No. of diaphragm blades: 9
    Minimum aperture: 22
    Closest focussing distance (m): 0.28
    Maximum magnification (x): 0.21
    Distance Information: Yes
    AF actuator: Ring USM*
    * Full time Manual focus

    Dust/moisture resistance*: Yes
    Filter diameter (mm): 72
    Max. diameter x length (mm): 80.4 x 105.5
    Weight (g): 760
    *Lenses with dust/moisture resistance are fitted with a rubber ring on the lens mount which may cause sligth abrasion of the camera mount.

    Technical Specifications


    Length 10.55 cm
    Diameter 8.04 cm
    Weight 760 g

    Lens System

    Type Wide-angle lens
    Special Functions Wide angle
    Intended For 35mm SLR, digital SLR, camcorder
    Focal Length 35 mm
    Lens Aperture F/1.4
    Minimum Aperture F/22
    Magnification 0.21
    Min Focus Distance 28 cm
    Focus Adjustment Automatic, manual
    Max View Angle 63 degree(s)
    Lens Construction 11 groups / 14 elements
    Filter Size 72 mm
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Lens Coating Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC), Fluorine coating
    Mounting Type Canon EF
    Features UD glass, Ultrasonic Motor (USM), full-time manual focusing, aspherical lens, Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) element


    Included Accessories Lens hood, dust cap, lens cap, lens case

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