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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
8.7 out of 10

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

L-series professional f/1.4 wide-angle lens with an Aspherical l Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

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Overall 6
6.0

Seems Ok

Gina Hoskins "Gina", Amazon
24 February 2015
  • 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. Then I read a review of another brand and someone mentioned that she had the same issue, so I went back and put the macro & wide angle together and it worked fine.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, not great

G_Rock, B&H Photo
21 July 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens can really produce some great photos. Lovely contrast, color, and bokeh. However, it's a pretty soft lens. Plenty of sharper lenses out there...
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Overall 6
6.0

Hit or Miss focus

Paparaz, B&H Photo
3 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I loved this lens, problem was it had me questioning if I was going to get the shot in focus or not. I had some awesome pictures from this lens, and then some that would have be awesome if they would have been in focus. I use back button focusing and everytime made sure the focus was where I wanted it, but sometimes it wouldn't be focusing on where I intended which ruined the shot completely. I couldn't afford to lose those shots.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Front focuses wide open

NNK, Amazon
10 September 2011
  • Summary: I am guessing I have gotten a bad copy, since no one mentions this issue. The lens focuses just fine at the minimum distance, but as I step back couple of yards it starts to front focus. At first I thought it was a user error, just so strange the all the closeups were so perfect, but every time I tried to do a full body portrait the eyes were just slightly out of focus 2-3 yards away.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Lens, but 50mm is much better.

Adorama
14 July 2011
  • Excerpt: This is a good lens, don't get me wrong. However, for the price I think you could do much better. The 50mm is by far the better lens. The 35mm had trouble focusing in low light, and was surprisingly slow. I found myself having to switch to manual focus quite a few times to get the right focus. I was surprised at this from a [$] lens. I have used it for about a year, and I ended up selling it in the end.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Adorama
14 July 2011
  • Excerpt: This is a good lens, don't get me wrong. However, for the price I think you could do much better. The 50mm is by far the better lens. The 35mm had trouble focusing in low light, and was surprisingly slow. I found myself having to switch to manual focus quite a few times to get the right focus. I was surprised at this from a [$] lens. I have used it for about a year, and I ended up selling it in the end.
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Overall 6
6.0

returned mine

jen, B&H Photo
7 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Didn't feel it was worth so much money....
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

L quality glass, not L quality build.

slippers, B&H Photo
3 October 2010
  • Excerpt: While not sharp wide open, still an amazing lens optically. Unfortunately the build quality is worse than the newest EF-S lenses. My particular copy also had a focus ring that was very sloppy, causing quite a bit of slack each time you reversed focus direction. It's not weather sealed, but I knew this ahead of time. Still, for $1300+, I expected a well damped, smooth focus ring.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Overall good wide angle prime lens

mark1958, B&H Photo
18 February 2010
  • Excerpt: This is a very good wide angle prime lens from Canon. The focal length is commonly one that can be a walk around lens. It is well balanced and easy to hold during shooting. The lens is not overwhelmingly sharp at the wide apertures but good bokeh. The corners are not so great at these apertures. THe sharpness improves at f2.8 and by f4 very sharp and decent corners on a full frame sensor. The lens does suffer from a bit more CA than i had hoped.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

soft wide open

snod85, Adorama
21 August 2008
  • Excerpt: This is a great length for indoor people photography on crop cameras. Should be perfect for low light shots without flash. My copy has been to Canon twice and it is still blurry below 2.0. Those who get a good copy really like this lens, as would I if mine worked.
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