|EF||Autofocus lens designed both for Canon full frame and APS-C SLR cameras.|
|IS||The lens is equipped with optical image stabilizer. The stabilizer allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without stabilizer you will have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.|
|USM||The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor to provide very fast and virtually silent autofocus. Learn more|
|Position in the lineup|
|Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM||Dec 2012||⊗|
|Canon EF 35mm F/2||Oct 1990||⊗|
|Canon FDn 35mm F/2||Dec 1979||⊗|
|Canon FD 35mm F/2 S.S.C. (II)||Apr 1976||⊗|
|Canon FD 35mm F/2 S.S.C. (I)||Mar 1973||⊗|
|Canon FD 35mm F/2||Mar 1971||⊗|
|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||63.4° (35mm full frame)|
|51.9° (Canon APS-H)|
|42.5° (Canon APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||10 elements in 8 groups, including:|
|Number of blades:||8|
|Closest focusing distance:||24 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||Ring-type Ultrasonic Motor|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Stabilizer features:||Panning Detection|
|Stabilizer efficiency:||up to 4 stops|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø77.9 x 62.6 mm|
|Materials:||High-quality plastic barrel|
|Filter size:||67 mm|
Design and Features
An update of popular Canon EF 35mm F/2 (1990). World’s first 35 mm moderate wide-angle prime lens to feature Image Stabilizer which makes it ideal both for landscape photography and reportage. Large maximum aperture combined with Image Stabilizer enables sharp results when shooting handheld, even in low-light conditions. The lens is also ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects due to the ability of Image Stabilizer to detect intentional panning movement and automatically switch from Mode 1 to Panning mode. The lens has the following advantages over non-IS version:
- improved optical design with rear focusing,
- a bit smaller closest focusing distance (0.24m compared to 0.25m),
- USM with FTM (older version has AFD without FTM),
- better build quality.
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of high-quality plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens features AF/MF focus mode switch.
|AF||Autofocus mode with Full-Time Manual Focus.|
|MF||Manual focus mode.|
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 67 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
The filter thread does not rotate during focusing which allows convenient use of different types of filters (including but not limited to polarizing and gradient).
The lens is equipped with ultrasonic motor, the autofocus is virtually silent and very fast.
The lens features optical image stabilizer, which, according to the manufacturer, compensates up to 4 stops of shutter speed. Theoretically it allows to capture sharp images of static subjects at shutter speeds down to 1/2 second*).
*) without the need to increase ISO sensitivity and/or use a tripod, at the same lighting conditions and at the same aperture
The image stabilizer does not have any specialized mode of operation, but is capable of automatic detection of panning and then corrects camera shake only in one direction.
The sharpness is very good at the center of the frame wide open and excellent at subsequent apertures. The edges of the frame are very good at any given aperture. The background blur is quite smooth.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 1Ds mark III|
|Sensor size:||36×24 mm|
|Vignetting at F/2.0:||-3.09 EV|
|Efficiency of Image Stabilizer:||up to 3 stops|
|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D mark II|
|Sensor size:||36×24 mm|
|Vignetting at F/2.0:||-2.23 EV|
|User Manual. English, Adobe PDF, 223 KB|
Alternatives (AF, 30..40 mm)
|Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L II USM||2015||⊗|
|Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM||1998||⊗|
|Canon EF 35mm F/2||1990||⊗|
|Canon EF 40mm F/2.8 STM||2012||⊗|
|Sigma 30mm F/1.4 DC HSM | A||2013||⊗|
|Sigma 30mm F/1.4 EX DC HSM||2005||⊗|
|Sigma 35mm F/1.4 DG HSM | A||2012||⊗|
|Tamron SP AF 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD F012||2015||⊗|