New Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II USM Lens with Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics

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Release Date : 27 August 2015
Availability :  October 2015
Price :  $ 1,799.00

Available at :  Adorama | B&H | Amazon | Canon Store

Key features

  • A wide-angle view with a natural perspective
  • Bright F1.4 aperture
  • Rounded 9 Blade Diaphragm
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics
  • Sub-Wavelength Structure Coating
  • Dust & liquid repellent fluorine coating on the front and rear lens surfaces
  • Ring USM focusing motor
  • Full-time manual focusing
  • Minimum focusing distance 11 inches
  • Dust and water resistant

The new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens for EOS system cameras – a wide-angle fixed-focal-length Canon EF lens that is the world’s first* to utilize the Company’s newly-developed and exclusive Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR Optics). This new optical technology utilizes organic material newly developed by Canon to achieve a higher level of chromatic aberration correction than other existing technologies resulting in outstanding high-quality imaging performance.

Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II lens quality

The lens incorporates two aspherical elements and one UD glass element in a 14 element, 11 group optical formula. The EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens also features Canon’s proprietary Sub-Wavelength Structure Coating (SWC), applied to the rear surface of the first and second aspheric lens elements to help combat flare and ghosting caused by light rays entering the lens at a large angle of incidence. The lens also offers best in class minimum focusing distance at 0.28m (approximately 11 inches) resulting in an increased maximum magnification of 0.21x – ideal for capturing close-up subjects. Autofocusing is swift and virtually silent due to a rear-focus optical system and Canon’s original Ring USM focusing motor. Full-time mechanical manual focusing is also available even when the lens is set to AF mode.
The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens features improved durability over its predecessor. As with all L-series lenses, this new lens is highly resistant to dust and water – making it ideal for outdoor photography, even in harsh conditions. The high-grade design of the lens provides users with a substantial and luxurious feel, as well as optimal operability. In addition, a fluorine coating on the front and rear lens surfaces helps to repel liquids and dust particles, and makes the lens easier to clean.

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Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II lens construction

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Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)54°, 38°, 63°
Lens construction (elements/groups)14/11
No. of diaphragm blades9
Minimum aperture22
Closest focussing distance (m)0.28
Maximum magnification (x)0.21
Distance InformationYes
AF actuatorRing USM
AF actuatorFull time Manual focus
Dust/moisture resistance*Yes
Filter diameter (mm)72
Max. diameter x length (mm)80.4 x 105.5
Weight (g)760