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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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: I got this lens after finding that my 50mm was just too tight indoors. I was always limb chopping my daughter's photos because I had no room to get it all in! This lens is perfect! And super sharp! I have a Canon Rebel T3 (crop).
Summary: I bought this for my T3i after getting frustrated with the 50mm feeling too "zoomed in" at times. The viewing angle on this thing feels perfect, but without too much bulging distortion. I was leery of the price tag in comparison to the 50mm f/1.8, but this one is much higher quality than the 50mm.