Canon EF 35mm f/2

Last updated (24 April’13):
- Review by WhatDigitalCamera

Canon EF 35mm f/2 is a wide-angle lens. The lens features 35mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/2.0. The lens construction has 7 elements in 5 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 63 degrees. Focus adjustment: auto-focus, manual-focus, Closest focusing distance at 0.25m and has a filter size of 52mm. The Canon EF 35mm f/2 lens weighs 7.4 Ounces and it measures 2.6 inches in diameter and 2 inches long.

Canon EF 35mm f/2
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Expert Reviews

Canon EF 35mm f/2 Reviews reviews the Canon EF 35mm f/2 and writes;
“Given that the lens tested here is capable of covering both formats it is likely to appeal to a large number of potential buyers, which must make good commercial sense for Canon. The lens looks good, with a semi-matt eggshell finish, and feels like a traditional film-camera standard lens, making it just the right size to offer good handling both when changing lenses and during shooting.”
Rating: ★★★★☆ reviews the Canon EF 35mm f/2 and writes;
“The Canon EF 35mm f/2 may not be the most sexy lens around but its performance is generally very solid. The resolution is very high and evenly distributed across the image field even at max. aperture. The amount of vignetting leaves something to be desired at f/2 – 1.1 f-stops is too much for a full format lens within the tested APS-C scope. “
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Petteri reviews the Canon EF 35mm f/2 and writes;
“Small. Inexpensive. Decently built. Loud. Bright. Sharp. No optical defects worth mentioning. “
rating: N/A reviews the Canon EF 35mm f/2 and writes;
“The Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 Lens can be useful for landscape photography if 35mm is the focal length that is right for you. Full body portrait photography is another good use for this lens. I don’t recommend using a 35mm focal length lens for much closer portrait work (such as head shots) because body features (including noses) tend to get exaggerated. “
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Features & Specifications

Canon EF 35mm f/2 Specifications

Fast 35mm wide-angle lens. With a minimum focusing distance of only 0.8 ft. (25cm), you can approach the subject closer and still obtain a more natural wide-angle effect. You can even obtain good background blur for portraits.

An affordable lens that’s ideal for tasks like group photos and other applications calling for excellent optical performance and moderately wide focal length. It’s compact and lightweight, and with f/2.0 speed, it’s a compelling alternative to a wide-angle zoom lens for low-light shooting.

Wide and Fast
If you need an ultra-wide angle and a large aperture, one of the following lenses will fit the bill. Ultra-wide-angle lenses can capture scenes beyond your natural field of vision. The EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, the widest of them all, has a 180° angle of view. For more normal-looking wide-angle shots, there are longer wide-angle lenses up to 35mm with the maximum aperture you need.

See also: Canon Lenses | Lens Reviews

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