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Lenses

EF35mm f/2 IS USM: an ideal low-light lens

EF35mm f/2 IS USM: an ideal low-light lens


The EF35mm f/2 IS USM is a fast aperture prime lens that offers a 4-stop Image Stabilizer, quick and accurate focusing, and superbly sharp picture results. It’s a compact and lightweight lens that’s easy to carry and has a minimum focusing distance of just 0.24m.

Who is it for?

The EF35mm f/2 IS USM is great prime lens with super-fast ultrasonic AF, superb optical capabilities and a Glass-Moulded (GMo) lens element for consistent sharpness in images. Ideal for low-light photography, and shallow-depth-of-field images, it will particularly appeal to photographers who are shooting reportage or travel photography.

Key features


 

The EF35mm f/2 IS USM has a 4-stop Image Stabilizer and close focusing down to 0.24m.

  • Fast f/2 minimum aperture.
  • 4-stop Image Stabilizer for hand-held shooting at slower shutter speeds.
  • Compact and lightweight (335g) design.
  • Fast ultrasonic AF.
  • Eight-bladed aperture for smooth bokeh.
  • Glass-Moulded (GMo) lens element for consistent sharpness in images.
  • 0.24m minimum focusing distance.

SUPERB OPTICAL PERFORMANCE

The lens deploys 10 lens elements in 8 lens groups. Designed to deliver exceptional image quality, the EF35mm f/2 IS USM features an aspherical Glass-Moulded (GMo) element positioned at the rear of the optical path to correct aberration for the entire optical system. Additionally, each individual element features optimised Super Spectra coatings to reduce ghosting and flare, thus ensuring excellent colour balance with minimal need for post-processing.

CONSTANT F/2 APERTURE

A constant fast f/2 aperture allows for excellent image reproduction in low-light conditions. It also enables the use of faster shutter speeds and can be used to creatively isolate subjects from the background.

NEAR-SILENT, HIGH-SPEED AF

The lens' ring-type USM autofocus motor combines with a high-performance CPU and optimised AF algorithms to provide ultra-responsive, accurate, near-silent autofocus. The minimum focusing distance of the lens is 0.24m, thus allowing photographers to get in close to subjects.

FULL-TIME MANUAL FOCUSING

As well as its fast AF system the lens offers full-time manual focusing, even during AF. This helps to ensure that you can accurately and precisely fine-tune the autofocus and stay in control.

COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT

The EF35mm f/2 IS USM lens is compact (measuring just 77.9mm in diameter and 62.6mm in length) and weighs only 335g – making it an ideal lens for travel or reportage photographers.

4-STOP IMAGE STABILIZER SYSTEM

The lens features a 4-stop Image Stabilizer that allows photographers to shoot hand-held at up to four stops slower than normal. This means hand-held shooting of moving subjects is much easier than with a non-IS lens.

Intelligent detection of panning motion is also supported, with the panning IS mode automatically engaged to enable photographers to capture movement with greater accuracy.

CIRCULAR APERTURE FOR BEAUTIFUL BACKGROUND BLUR

The lens incorporates an eight-blade circular aperture to help you make subjects really stand out from the background, whilst achieving a pleasing background blur.

USM AUTOFOCUS

A ring-type USM autofocus motor, combined with a high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithm, delivers super-fast and near-silent AF with precision. It also provides full-time manual focus so that you can adjust the focus with the focus ring, without first having to switch the lens to manual focus. This allows you to adjust the focus accurately to ensure it is exactly where you want it to be for the most creative control possible.

IMAGE STABILIZER

The Image Stabilizer in a Canon lens works by shifting a stabilizer group of elements to compensate for motion detected by a gyroscope in the lens. Once activated, the Image Stabilizer gives up the equivalent of up to four stops of shutter speed so you can shoot hand-held and capture acceptably sharp images at much slower shutter speeds. For movie shooting with a tripod, the IS mechanism can be left switched on. The lens will detect it is mounted on a tripod and the IS optics will be locked in place so they cannot move. If vibration is detected the IS will then activate to remove vibrations.

SUPER SPECTRA COATING

Applied to the majority of lenses in the Canon EF lens range, the Super Spectra coating helps to reduce reflections from the camera sensor that can otherwise cause flare and ghosting. The coating also helps to keep the colour balance of the lenses constant across the lens range, such that the colour characteristics of each lens are the same.

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