Summary: This lens takes great indoor/low light pictures. I have read many reviews which stated the lens would not mount correctly to their camera and I am happy to say I have not had those problems mounting to my rebel t3i. I have not put my factory 18-55mm lens the camera came with back on since this one arrived. This lens is a good value. It has a reasonably quick focus and the f/2 aperture is wonderful.
Summary: The EF 35 2.0 is considered semi-wide lens (63 degrees) on full frame cameras, e.g., 6D, and normal on APS-C, e.g., Rebel SL1. I find it ideal on my 6D for family snapshots and walking around the neighborhood. Sixty-three degrees is perfect for showing a subject in its natural environment. This is a petite lens, measuring in at 42.5mm length and 210g. It takes 52 mm filters. The barrel plastics feel sturdy and solid, besting the EF 50 1.8 build by a couple levels.
Summary: I have this on my camera almost ALL the time now, it is my go to prime. I had the 50 mm, I hated it, I mean I loved the photos but I was always too close and indoors forget it I couldn't get anything more than a persons face in the frame. Beautiful bokeh, I'll leave the tech reviews to the experts.
Good alternate to kit lens and compliment to the 50mm f/1.8
14 May 2013
Summary: Pros: * compact travel-friendly * consistent photo quality that one comes to expect from Canon lenses * ideal focal length when photos taken in smaller spaces * reasonable performer in low light compared to Canon kit lens (18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS) Cons: * not wide enough for group shots that include large backdrops Detailed Comments: I needed a lens with a reasonably wide focal length that would also perform will in low light. I also own the Canon 50mm f/1.8 .
Summary: Every great image has two things in common...a good photographer and even better glass. This lens has been a beautiful addition to my collection. With one exception, It's been the only lens on my body since I got it and I've taken about 250 shots with it since getting in on the 11th. I've used it wide open and haven't experienced the softness issues other reviewers have mentioned. I also have a Nifty 50 and my primes are rapidly becoming my favorite.
Summary: I went a head and got this lens after I found my self not having enough space to shoot my son with the 50. You don't always have that extra step or two to move back. I've been presently surprised this far. Besides having more room to operate, the lens is quite sharp and colors vibrant. I have the 17-55mm too but for those who have it too you know how heavy that guy is. I can see myself leaving the 35mm on the camera a good amount of time.
Summary: Ive been doing photography for a couple years now. I have a zoom lens, 50mm, and the kit lens my camera came with. 75% of the time my 50 is on my camera. But I found myself struggling with finding enough room indoors with this lens. I researched for a really long time and kept coming back to this lens. So far I love it! Its exactly what I was hoping it would be.
Summary: I use this entirely for DSLR video and I love it! It's very sharp and colors look amazing. It gets kind of soft when it's wide open, but I would still prefer it over the Canon 16-35 any day! It obviously can't get as wide as the 16-35, but when comparing both at 35mm, I love the look of this prime lens way more than the $1000+ 16-35 lens. I don't see myself ever using the 16-35 again...not unless I need a super wide shot.
Summary: This lens is great. It's my first venture into more expensive glass - yes, I know there's much better and much more expensive glass than this - and it turns out great color and excellent detail every time.
Summary: First, let's talk specs. This is a prime lens, which means it has a fixed focal length. That means NO ZOOM. 35 mm has for years been a go-to for prime lens users. This particular 35 is also a wide-angle, which makes it well suited for crop-sensor DSLRs. If you don't know what that means, suffice it to say that any Canon SLR that is not a 5D or 1D has a crop sensor, which means that you're effectively using 56 mm of this 35 mm lens. Questions about this, look here:[...