Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 USM L - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Canon EOS (APS-C)

Sample Shots

The following images were all taken with an EOS 350D and RAW converted via RSE 2006.

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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 35mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/800s
Size 2311x3471
Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Exposure Data: f/1.4 @ 1/4000s
Size 2311x3471
Make Canon
Model EOS 350D
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Exposure Data: f/9.0 @ 1/500s
Size 3471x2311
Make Canon
Model EOS 350D
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/800s
Size 2311x3471
Make Canon
Model EOS 350D
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 35.0mm
Exposure Data: f/1.4 @ 1/125s
Size 2311x3471
Make Canon
Model EOS 350D
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 35.0mm
Exposure Data: f/1.4 @ 1/50s
Size 2311x3471

Verdict

The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 USM L is highly regarded in the Canon community and it also shows in the lab. The resolution figures are exceptional and among the best tested so far. Typical for ultra-large aperture lenses vignetting is a little on the high side at wide-open aperture even on an APS-C DSLR but the issue remains correctable via imaging tools and stopping helps to resolves the issue if needed. CAs are a little on the high side unfortunately. Apart from the sheer lab related figures it's simply pure fun to use the lens and the large aperture option is an inspiration for creative photography. The build quality is typical for a Canon L grade lens - simply superb. The EF 35mm f/1.4 USM L is not exactly a cheap lens but nonetheless - highly recommended.

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