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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Wide Angle Lens

The fast aperture classic width Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM is the updated mark II version of this versatile prime lens, ideal for many photography styles, from documentary, to landscape or portraits.

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

wide-angle view with natural perspective Superb low-light performance and depth of field control Sets new standards in image quality Focuses quickly and discreetly Keep shooting even in tough conditions

Offers wide-angle view with natural perspective

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

Superb low-light performance

large f/1.4 maximum aperture lets in two stops more light than in f/.8 zoom lens, making this 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 subject can be made to stand out against background, and is particularly effective when combined with the lens's wide-angle field of view.

The lens's nine-bladed aperture renders out-of-focus res smoothly and naturally.

Sets new standards in image quality

Blue spectrum Refractive optics, made from in organic optical material developed by Canon, tackle colour fringing by correcting chromatic aberrations to degree not previously possible.

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

Sub-wavelength 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 inner 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

Canon's legendary L-series build-quality inspires confidence and adds durability. weather sealing guards against dust and moisture, while fluorine coating protects the lens's 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 - phenomenon where light of different colours is focused at different points. Using BR optical material in the EF 35mm f/1.4L USM minimises this effect. Other elements in the lens can then be optimised to give superb Sharpness, contrast and resistance to flare.

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Wide Angle Lens Specifications

Optical features / specifications

Angle of view (horizontal, vertical, diagonal)

54°, 38°, 63°

Lens construction (elements/groups)

14/11

No. of diaphragm blades

9

Minimum aperture

f/22

Closest focusing Distance(m)

0.28

Maximum magnification (x)

0.21

Distance information

Yes

AF actuator

Ring USM

Physical Specifications

Dust/moisture resistance*

Yes

Filter diameter (mm)

72

Max. diameter x length (mm)

80.4 x 105.5

Weight (g)

760

Accessories

Lens cap

E-72II

Lens hood

EW-77B

Lens case/pouch

LP1219

Rear cap

Lens Dust Cap E

Magnification w/ Extension Tube EF12 II

0.58-0.36

Magnification w/ Extension Tube EF25 II

1.03-0.80

Extender Compatiblity

Not Compatible

AF actuator

Full time manual focus

Autofocus: Yes
Aperture ring: N/A
Constant Aperture: Yes
Lens CIPA Image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Diameter (mm): 80
Length (mm): 106
Weight (g): 760
Distance scale: Yes
DoF scale: Yes
Elements: 14
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Focus distance limiter: N/A
Focal length: 35 mm
Focus method: N/A
Filter Thread: N/A
Full time manual: Yes
Groups: 11
Hood supplied: Yes
Lens Image stabilization: N/A
Lens mount: N/A
Lens Materials: N/A
Maximum focal length: 35
Maximum magnification: 0.21
Maximum aperture (number): 1.4
Maximum aperture (text): N/A
Max Format size: N/A
Minimum focal length: 35
Lens Minimum focus distance (m): 0.28
Minimum aperture (number): 22
Minimum aperture (text): N/A
Motor type: N/A
Number of diaphragm blades: 9
Power zoom: N/A
Special elements / coatings: BR (blue spectrum refractive optics), 2 aspherical, 1 Super UD elements + fluorine coating
Tripod collar: N/A
Lens type: N/A
Zoom lock: N/A
Zoom method: N/A
Notes: N/A

Our Verdict

A Mark II of anything is usually a very positive thing, the first version was obviously good enough to release an updated version! This is very much the case for the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L II USM lens, building on the original by adding new technology aimed at reducing chromatic abberations, and all geared towards helping you make the most of your photos.

Here at Park camera s we had a go on a pre-production version and can confirm that - combined with the 5D Mark III - the image quality was super sharp, its low light performance strong and the detail produced was exceptional.

We Love

  • It's an easy one, but the L in the name is always a sign of fantastic build
  • Classic focal length combined with new technology (Blue Spectrum Refractive optics) for particularly outstanding image quality
  • Low aperture lenses give you good bokeh and are stronger performers in low light conditions - f/1.4 means those boxes are ticked.

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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