Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
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For the price it is pretty interesting and it works. :)
FLSTSB "J.P.", Amazon
24 December 2014
Summary: I give this 4 out of 5 because it has given me some interesting shaots that I woul not have gotten otherwise but there is quite a bit of distortion on the edges of the images. If I lost it or broke it I'd buy it again as it does help get some interesting shots.
Excerpt: The only lens that I use on my 5DII. Beautiful contrast and colour rendering. Snappy focus. Well balanced when attached to the camera body. In my opinion it renders better that my 35mm Summilux, however that may be due to the M9 sensor limitations. The 35L saves me a lot of time when post-processing. It needed minor in camera adjustments in order to focus accurately. I've uploaded some sample photos for the curious amongst the community.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: The Canon 35mm f/1.4L is magic! It works great on full frame and 1.6 format (56mm). It's a sweet street set-up with the Canon SL1. The 35 is as sharp as my 70-200 f/4L or my 60 f/2.8 macro, but there's something special about the image it creates, that's hard to define. There really isn't anything that would make this a better lens, except maybe IS, and then the price will balloon.
Summary: I had all the 35's on the market even the new sigma A And although the sigma is tad sharper in canter, when viewing images side by side the Canon always pleases my eye the most. Also the bokeh is way more superior on the Canon Not to mention the sigma hunts for focus quite more and is not consistent focusing at different distances even after calibrating on their dock.