Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
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Too soft from F 1.4 - 4.0 and from F8 +
Guomin, B&H Photo
29 December 2013
Excerpt: I don't know how this lens get such a great rating. But my lens is very soft. I did a comparison with my other lenses, the softness/out of focus of this lense is not acceptable. From F 5.6 - 7 is good, but from F9 - 22 is blurry. So is from F 1.4 - 4 It is L lens and expensive. I expect a little more. Overall this lens is a great disappointment.
Summary: I bought this for my Tamron 18-270mm (older version), & it's completely useless for its advertised purposes. I had previously purchased a similar product for my Canon 18-55mm kit lens (58mm diameter), & the macro results I got with it were great--images were well-magnified & sharp, with very little distortion. I could get less than an inch from my subject & be able to shoot it perfectly.
Excerpt: I am from Europe and during my visit to US I bought this.I knew that I have a risk, because the Canon's Warranty doesn't work in Europe, but I thought it is an L-lens. Canon quality, for over 1000 Euro. Little did I knew.First problem was that photos at f/1.4-f/2.0 were VERY blurred even at the center. No matter how I focused: AF, manually or in the live view.I've sent it to the official canon service center in Germany. They told me that Focus Plane was wrong.
Summary: It has a blue effect on my photos, not to mention that the photos are not crisp clear. It's a waste of money. It might work better on tripod and for abstract photos but certainly not good for everyday use.
Summary: El backfocus que presenta este objetivo requiere de una corrección de 20 puntos en el apartado af micro adjustment de cámara. Aún y corrigiéndolo, no termina de ser preciso en cuanto varian las distancias del sujeto respecto a cámara. Considero inadmisible esta pésima calibración de la lente pues los 20 puntos de correción son el máximo que permite corregir la cámara y nunca debería de llegar a esa cantidad. A pesar del problema de foco, una joya ópticamente.