Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
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This or the Sigma 35 f/1.4 DG Art?
Billy Shears, Amazon
1 January 2014
Summary: This is a tough question because both primes are sharp wide open and both have reasonable price tags. Deciding which one is "better" will require weighing the fine differences. If you've read anything about the Sigma 35 1.4, you'll know that it is a highly regarded lens and most people on the boards...
Excerpt: This is a really lovely piece of glass. Just might be my favorite lens to use on a APS-c crop sensored body (roughly 55mm there) I like the look of this setup over shooting with the 50 1.4 on a full frame body.It's the most "cinematic" looking lens to me with lovely bokeh.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: Needed a lens that could take pictures in dark situations. This lens is really good at just that. It quickly find the subject and latches on. (not as quick as my canon 85 1.8, but still fast) the only downfall for me was in the noise of the focus.
Excerpt: I purchased the Canon 35mm f/1.4 L USM for use with a Canon 7D & 5D Mk II.
This lens is excellent on both cameras and is sharp from f/1.4 through f/11 (after which it softens - but is still very good).
Excerpt: I purchased the Canon 35mm f/1.4 L USM for use with a Canon 7D & 5D Mk II. This lens is excellent on both cameras and is sharp from f/1.4 through f/11 (after which it softens - but is still very good).
Excerpt: I have really enjoyed the 35 1.4L from Canon so far. In comparison to the Nikon 35 1.4g, the af system on the Canon version is noticeably faster AND a few hundred dollars cheaper.
It was a tough decision to buy the 35 f/1.4 instead of the 24 f/1.4 until I finally received the prime and played with...
Excerpt: A good lens but not at all sharp wide open! Gets better at 2.0, but not razor sharp until 2.2 or 2.5. If you want to be safe just go to 2.8 & be done with it. It would be stellar if good at 1.4,! It is still a good lens, but I really expected more!!
Excerpt: I am a prime lens gal. I am in the process of selling my zoom lenses for all prime. I found, when photographing weddings, my 16-35 2.8 lens just wasn't fast enough, and my 50 1.2 lens didn't "fit" for dancing shots. The 35mm is a perfect fit for low light dancing shots at weddings.