Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
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Terrific Lens with a learning curve
Tripper, B&H Photo
4 June 2015
Excerpt: I am an amateur photographer who has gotten serious with my work the last few years. I shoot a Canon 70 D and this is my first Prime Lens and my first L series lens. Out of the box I went out shooting and had one bad result after another...all on me, not the lens.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: it's been a while that i have been saving to buy a new lens... i just this lens after all .... and i don't regret. such a good quality, much better then what i was expecting... the only think... is a little bit heavy for me. I am petite and not much strength in my arms...
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Summary: I have 24-70mm 2.8 mkI, 50mm 1.8, 85mm 1.2, 70-200mm f2.8 on a full frame and I debated for a while if the 35mm would be worth the investment with the 24-70. I have slowly been bit by the prime addiction bug and that is what really got me to try it out and I have not been disappointed.
Summary: Ok, so at first I didn't understand that you needed to have the macro lens attached to the wide angle lens in order for this to "work" I tried using it separately and was irritated that it would screw onto my lens and was ready to return it.
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.
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.