Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
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Chose this over the 35L after weeks of research
2 weeks ago
Summary: I spent dozens of hours researching this lens vs. the 35L. Price was not a consideration. Image quality (sharpness, bokeh, IS) are first-rate. My only quibble is with the known heavy-vignetting present at f/2.0. But I don't mind vignetting in my 85 f/1.8 and sometimes add it to my images, so this was not a problem. My ultimate decision to not go with the 35L was because of the size, weight and obviously extremely-high cost.
Summary: I bought this lens for the purpose of doing some behind the scenes portraits for a fashion run way shoot (as my kit is currently lacking anything wider than 50mm). I was hopeful for this lens but it turned out to be just very average. It's main flaw is the horrible amount of vignetting you get at f2. For a premium canon lens (well 600 dollars should be premium imo), I really expected better quality at that wide open aperture.
Summary: It really is sharp. Tack sharp. Focus is really fast. The IS seems kinda quirky used above 1/100. Got slight blurring, not sure what that's about. I'm thinking above that is too fast for IS. Could be the nature of the IS. Will do some more tests. But i notice the battery drain if left on just like the 24-105 but more efficient. I only use it at 1/40 or less. Tack sharp there.
A TOP-NOTCH NORMAL PRIME LENS FOR CANON APS-C CAMERAS!
David F. Church, Amazon
14 March 2015
Summary: This is great prime "normal" lens for Canon APS-C sensor cameras such as the 70D that I have. It is as sharp as a tack even wide open. Auto focusing is quick, accurate and quiet. You can manually focus just by grabbing the ring and rotating without moving the switch. The wide f2.0 maximum aperture makes it easy get shots in low light situations without raising the ISO into the stratosphere. Lots of quality for a reasonable price.
Summary: This has become my most used lens. Ive always loved the feel of the 35. Great IS performance. Only complaint is how much vignetting this lens has. But I just enable lens corrections in lightroom and it clears it right up. Its one of my import settings so its not even an additional step. And this lens just looks 10000x better on my 5d with the larger front element than the non is version. Well worth the upgrade.