A reportage legend reborn: the new EF35mm f/1.4L II USM
Canon has launched the EF35mm f/1.4L II USM, a new wide angle L-series lens designed for professional photographers wanting to capture their world with a natural perspective...
The successor to the legendary EF35mm f/1.4L USM, the lens is the world’s first to feature Canon’s new Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) optics – ensuring sensational image quality across a diverse range of scenes, from news and sports scenes to weddings.
The EF35mm f/1.4L II USM has been crafted following feedback from Canon’s community of professional photographers and includes a range of advanced optical technologies to deliver the outstanding image quality professionals expect from L-series lenses.
The new lens is the first to include BR optics, a new pioneering Canon-developed lens technology featuring an optical material integrated into a compound element to help significantly reduce chromatic aberration and produce sharper images.
Together with Canon’s high performance lens coatings, including SubWavelength structure Coating (SWC), the lens delivers results with improved contrast and minimal flare and ghosting.
Natural, reportage-style images
Perfect for capturing images with a documentary feel, using its wide 35mm fixed focal length, the EF35mm f/1.4L II USM is the ultimate choice for photojournalists, sports and wedding photographers alike. With its wide-angle view photographers can shoot subjects in their natural habitat within the context of their environment, and without distortion. To create shots with beautiful background blur and standout portraits, the fast f/1.4, nine-blade aperture can be used to control depth-of-field, as well as enabling photographers to continue shooting as light levels start to fade.
For a rapid response to scenes unfolding in front of your eyes, the EF35mm f/1.4L II USM features a ring-type ultrasonic motor to drive the extremely quick and near silent autofocus. A full time manual focusing ring allows you to make fine, real-time adjustments, whether shooting stills or movies.
Flagship L-series design and build
Designed to withstand challenging shooting environments and prolonged use, the EF35mm f/1.4L II USM boasts the iconic design and build DNA associated with Canon’s flagship L-series lenses. Advanced weather sealing and fluorine coatings help protect the lens against adverse weather conditions and the robust body ensures durability.
EF35mm f/1.4L II USM key benefits:
- A wide-angle view with a natural perspective.
- Superb low-light performance and depth-of-field control.
- Sets new standards in image quality.
- Focuses quickly and discreetly.
- Keep shooting, even in tough conditions.