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Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is a Standard Prime Lens which offers outstanding flexibility to capture an even broader range of scenes and subjects in wide-angle. It features 35mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/2. The lens construction has 10 elements in 8 groups with diagonal angle of view at 63 degrees and has a Rear focusing system for its focus adjustment. Closest focusing distance at 0.79 ft. / 0.24m and has a filter size of 67mm. The Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens weighs 335g/11.8oz and it measures 3.1 inches in diameter and 2.5 inches long.
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Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Reviews
The-digital-picture reviews the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM and writes;
“The EF 35 f/2 IS lens’ autofocus system is a major upgrade from the older EF 35 f/2. And the manual focus system will be at least as much improved. The 35 IS has a modestly-sized manual focus ring that will be smooth and nicely damped. Expect a nice amount of rotation and no play. You will likely see subject sizes change somewhat as this lens is focus-distance-adjusted, but the framed image should remain smoothly centered.”
Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM and writes;
“The bright, fixed f/2 aperture allows photographers to employ a shallow depth of field, and the optical IS offers users a 4-stop light advantage, allowing the capture of blur-free images in low light conditions when shooting handheld. Intelligent detection of panning motion is also supported, with Panning IS mode automatically engaged to enable photographers to capture movement with greater accuracy.”
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Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Features
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is equipped with an optical Image Stabilizer technology to a rear focusing system and ring-type Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) for not only quick and quiet autofocus, but steadier shots in low-light conditions. The lens also has ability to capture everything from close-up portraits to wide-angle landscapes, makes it an ideal lens for travel or general reportage photography.
With a bright, fixed f/2 aperture, Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM enables users to employ a shallow depth of field, and optical IS offers users a 4-stop light advantage, allowing the capture of blur-free images in low light situations. There is Panning IS mode which help users to capture subject movement with greater accuracy allowing create a panning motion pictures.
In addition, the lens has an aspherical glass-moulded (GMo) element positioned at the rear of the optical path to correct aberration for the entire optical system which ensures users get an exceptional images quality in any situations. Not only does it, each individual element of the lens has optimised with a Super Spectra coatings to reduce ghosting and flare, delivering excellent colour balance with minimal need for post processing.
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Features:
+ Aperture Range: f/2.0-22
+ Hybrid Image Stabilization (IS)
+ Glass Molded Aspherical Element (GMo)
+ Rear Focusing & Ultra Sonic Motor (USM)
+ Full-Time Manual Focus in AF Mode
+ Micro‐Stepping Drive Aperture
+ Minimum Focusing Distance: 9.48″
+ Ring USM Low-Speed Drive for Video
+ Eight Circular Aperture Blades
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