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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
alaAverage 4.2

95 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, reliability, design, size

On average, users rate this product 84/100.

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Consumer review by: kurtruk (

Sharp even fully opened


I got a very sharp copy. Run it through lens calibration software but lens did not need any adjustment for my 6d. Very happy. It is like ferrari of all canon lenses 8)

Consistent Output","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Nice Bokeh","Rugged

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Danksalott (

Great lens. Recommended.


Really nice lens. Could use a better weather-proofed body, but the picture is as crisp as it comes.

Consistent Output","Easily Interchangeable","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Nice Bokeh

Weak Casing

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: (

Well built fast center sharp


Heavy Vignette wide open. Distortion in corners. Other then tha amazing lens!

Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Rugged","Strong Construction


Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: rk-d (



I use this lens as a walkaround on a 5dMkII. The field of view is perfect for full frame cameras - just wide and just short enough to be maximally versatile. f\/1.4 can be a little tricky to shoot at 35mm on full frame, though. The depth of field at...

Consistent Output","Durable","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Nice Bokeh","Strong Construction


Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: creativeape (

A great prime lens!


I bought this lens based on the fantastic reviews. If you like primes, this has to be a part of your collection-especially if you\'re using a full frame body.

Consistent Output","Durable","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Nice Bokeh

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Eric (

It is what it is.


It\'s a canon L. Not alot more to say. bit of purple fringing wide open, easily corrected in post. If you want the best (without going to manual focus lenses) it\'s your only option. dont regret it at all, but I personally didn\'t have the WOW factor...

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Nice Bokeh","Strong Construction

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Gur (

Very Good


Very Very Sharp~

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Documentary Photographer (

Highly Revered For A Reason


A fantastic sharp and fast lens! There are very very good reasons why this lens is considered one of the best normal sized lenses Canon makes. This lens is pretty dang sharp even at 1.4 and is built like a tank. The only cons I see is that it does show...

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Rugged","Strong Construction

CA wide open

May, 2010

Consumer review by: ben (

awesome lens


amazing lens!!! I love it sooo much!

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Lightweight","Rugged","Strong Construction

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: slobpicks (

Much sharper than zooms


Very very sharp lens and great for indoor use at dinner functions and special events. Not too heavy and can be used a walkaround lens during all lighting conditions. I took the exact same images with a 24-70mm lens at f\/2.8 aperture and 35mm focal...

Consistent Output","Durable","Quick Focus","Strong Construction

No weather sealing

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon / Canon EF / EF-S
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras