- Model name: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM Lens
- Format: Full frame
- Mount: Canon EF
- Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L wide-angle lens is a terrific standard lens for casual photographers and photojournalists who value low-light capability and high performance. The best thing about the EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM is its fast f/1.4 aperture. This makes it perfect for shooting in a broad range of lighting conditions. Being an EF lens it is compatible with all Canon full frame DSLRs along with the 1.3x APS-H and the APS-C crop sensors. If you’re using an EOS-M mirrorless camera you could use an EOS-M adapter to work with this lens. On a 1.6x crop sensor DSLR such as a Canon Rebel T4i the field of view will be the same as a 55mm lens on a full frame such as 5D Mark III. This lens belongs to the L or the Luxury series lenses made by Canon. It has 11 elements including an aspherical element arranged in 9 lens groups.
Rear focusing elements means the lens does not extended when focusing, a real advantage when you’re into precision photography using circ. polarizers and filters. The lens also comes with USM (ultra-sonic motor) and full-time manual focusing. FTM allows the user to simply turn the focusing ring (even when set to auto) and then precisely adjust the focus manually as required. Speaking of focusing the EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM has a close focusing distance of 1 foot (0.3 meter) and a maximum reproduction 0.18x.
The 8 blade diaphragm of the lens has a maximum (wide) aperture of f/1.4 and a minimum f-stop of f/22. The dimensions of the lens are 3.1″ x 3.4″ (diameter x length) and the overall weight is 580 grams.
This lens is ideally suitable as a fixed standard focal length for portraits, street photography and even landscapes. A great tool for creative Depth of field photography.
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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L Specifications
|Angle of view||H:54°,V: 38°, D:63°|
|No. of diaphragm blades||8|
|Closest focusing distance (m)||0.3|
|Max magnification (x)||0.18|
|Filter Size (mm)||72|
|Max. diameter x length (mm)||79 x 86|
|Magnification – Extension Tube EF12 II||0.54 x 0.36|
|Magnification – Extension Tube EF25 II||0.97 – 0.79|