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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
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76 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The reliability and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, reliability, design, size

On average, users rate this product 80/100.

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Fast Primes Are Your Friend


I bought this lens because I wanted a fast prime. That's precisely what I got. As the other reviews have said, this lens works out to be very close to an actual nifty fifty focal length on a crop sensor like the T3i. In hindsight, I probably should...

Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, fast aperture

Jun, 2013

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You Can't Go Wrong.


This is truly a great piece of engineering. I bought this lens with a wide-angle in mind, since I have a cropped sensor camera (T3i). The quality is great and the camera is perfect for street photography. I would personally refrain from using it for...

Fast auto-focus, Super-sharp images, great price/quality ratio

Poor build quality

May, 2013

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Skip it


I've had this lens for several years. The images are soft at all apertures. There's a color cast. There's massive vignetting, though PIC removes it pretty well.

Semi-sharp images, color cast, intense vignetting

Jan, 2013

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Maybe Not for Professionals


I purchased this lens for shooting small black box theatre productions without a flash, and these venues are typically not well lighted. This worked wonderfully with my Rebel. When I upgraded to a 5D and a 5D MkII I found this lens to be lacking. It...

Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images

full frame distortion

Jan, 2013

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24LII, 35L, 24-70L


Performance: 24mm f1.4 L II is very similar look, size, and weight to 35L though it has a weather sealed metal body so it does not have plastic feel of 35L. Focus speed, accuracy, sharpness are also similar to 35L. It\u2019s faster and a bit sharper...

Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images


Jan, 2013

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All around excellence


I rented one of these to travel to South America. I spent 5 days in Colombia and 5 days hiking through the Andes in Peru. This is a tough lens. Well built, professional grade.

Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images

cant think of one

Jan, 2013

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Not the best


Images have a purple cast and are a little soft at all apertures. Save your money until you can buy the 17-40 instead, you'll get sharper images.

Semi-sharp images, color cast

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (

Fantastic lens!


Got this lens today, tested it right away, took about a hundred or so shots.. very impressed, faster focus than the 50 1.8 MK2. Great contrasty images! Bokeh pleasant and not harsh at all. Build quality is great given the price, but could have come...

Fast auto-focus, Super-sharp images, high contrast

no lens hood included

Oct, 2012

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Great Value


I upgraded to this lens recently after the kit lens my dad and I have been sharing for almost 10 years now totally broke. It was definitely time for an update because I needed a good lens to go with my new Canon 60D. I'm really pleased with this lens...

Fast auto-focus

Oct, 2012

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Nice lens on a EOS crop sensor


On a EOS crop sensor this lens works out to be a 44mm lens, which is probably why I like it so much. I've used it on a full frame camera too and it distorts on the edges, this is pretty cool too and makes the lens pretty versatile. The glass is nice...

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black

Lens System

Closest Focusing Distance:11.8 / 9.84
Component for:SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):63
Diagonal angle of view (min):63
Fixed focal length:1.38
Focal length range (f-f):35
Lens mount interface:Canon EF
Lens structure:11/9 / 7/5
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/9 / 7/5
Lens Type:Wide
Maximum aperture number:22
Minimum aperture number:22
Number of diaphragm blades:5 / 8
Viewing angle, horizontal:54
Viewing angle, vertical:38

Other Features

Magnification:0.18 / 0.23


AF actuator:AFD / USM
Auto focus: Yes
Manual focus: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Diameter:2.65 / 3.11
Filter size:2.05 / 2.83
Length:1.67 / 3.39
Weight:20.5 / 7.41