Select your language
  • Deutsch

    Sämtliche Inhalte auf der CPN-Website sind auf Englisch verfügbar. Einige Inhalte, wie z. B. Produktbeschreibungen, aktuelle Produkteinführungen und einige technische Artikel, sind ebenfalls auf Deutsch, Spanisch, Französisch, Italienisch und Niederländisch erhältlich. Wählen Sie in der Liste oben Ihre Sprache aus, damit sämtliche darin verfügbaren Inhalte automatisch entsprechend Ihrer Wahl dargestellt werden. Ansonsten wird als Standardsprache Englisch verwendet.

  • English

    All content published on the CPN website is available in English. Some content – such as product descriptions, recent product launches and some technical articles – is also available in German, Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch. Choose your language from the list above and all content that is available in your language will automatically be displayed in your language, otherwise the default language will be English.

  • Español

    Todo el contenido publicado en la página web de CPN está disponible en inglés. Parte del contenido –como descripciones de producto, lanzamientos recientes de productos y algunos artículos técnicos– también están disponibles en alemán, español, francés, italiano e holandés. Elija su idioma en la lista anterior y todo el contenido que esté disponible en su idioma aparecerá automáticamente en ese idioma, o , si no, en el idioma predeterminado que es el inglés.

  • Français

    Tout le contenu publié sur le site Web de CPN existe en anglais. Une partie du contenu (comme les descriptions de produit, les lancements récents de produit et certains articles techniques) est également publié en allemand, en espagnol, en français, en italien et en néerlandais. Choisissez la langue dans la liste ci-dessus, et tout le contenu offert dans votre langue s’affiche automatiquement ; par défaut, le reste s’affiche en anglais.

  • Italiano

    Tutti i contenuti pubblicati sul sito CPN sono disponibili in inglese. Alcuni contenuti come descrizioni di prodotto, lanci di prodotti recenti e alcuni articoli tecnici sono disponibili anche in tedesco, spagnolo, francese, italiano e olandese. Seleziona la lingua dall'elenco in alto e automaticamente si visualizzeranno tutti i contenuti disponibili in quella lingua; diversamente la lingua di default sarà l’inglese.

  • Nederlands

    Alle inhoud die op de CPN-website wordt gepubliceerd, is beschikbaar in het Engels. Bepaalde inhoud, zoals productbeschrijvingen, onlangs gelanceerde producten en sommige technische artikelen, zijn ook beschikbaar in het Duits, Spaans, Frans, Italiaans en Nederlands. Kies de taal uit bovenstaande lijst, waarna alle inhoud die beschikbaar is in de gewenste taal, automatisch in die taal wordt weergegeven. Anders is Engels de standaardtaal.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Technical product specifications are currently unavailable.