Excerpt: I am a serious hobbyist but by no means an expert. I have used this lens on my 5 D Mark III and 70 D for landscapes and "street." I find the manual focus to be quite easy to use and I think the look of the photos is superior to those I have taken with the kit lenses and the 40mm pancake.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: Awesome lens!!! Exactly as I expected. This is a manual focus lens, which was what I was expecting and just to clear it up further for those still wondering. Manual focusing used in conjuction with the back button focus button on the Canon 6D, a green light will light up in the view finder notifying...
Excerpt: i was considering this versus the f/1.4 version for a few months and decided in the end that my skills did not verify the extra ~$[$]for one f-stop. i was interested in trying out a manual focus lens, and really like the 35mm perspective. i mount this on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
Excerpt: The Canon 35 f2 IS is definitely sharper than this lens, which I returned. Sharper at all useful apertures. Bryan's expert testing at The Digital Picture clearly confrims this. In the corners at f4 it's not even close. Why spend twice as much on a lens that is less sharp and has no AF.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is a great lens for environmental portraiture, landscapes, scenery, and indoor/outdoor low light photography. The color saturation and perceived separation between objects at varying distances is outstanding.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: I've had this lens for quite some time now and I have used it in the city and in remote wilderness areas. I even use it regularly to photograph my 3 year old twins who can't stand still for one second. This is the most versatile manual focus prime you will own.