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Canon EF 35mm f/2 Wide Angle Lens for Canon SLR Cameras (OLD MODEL)
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||EW-65II|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Included Components||Front & Rear Lens Caps|
|Item Dimensions||2.64 x 2.64 x 1.69 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.6 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.46 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.25 m|
|Material Type||Plastic barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.0|
|Maximum Focal Length||35 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||35 mm|
|Minimum Focal Range||35 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||5|
|Number of Elements||7|
|Number of Groups||5|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 mm|
|Real Angle Of View||54 Degrees|
|Shipping Weight||1.05 pounds|
The Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 Wide Angle AF Lens is a 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 thats ideal for tasks like group photos and other applications calling for excellent optical performance and moderately wide focal length. Its compact and lightweight, and with f/2.0 speed, its a compelling alternative to a wide-angle zoom lens for low-light shooting.
- EF mount; wide-angle lens
- Compact and lightweight
- 35mm focal length
- f/2 maximum aperture
- Overall linear extension system with Autofocus drive
From the Manufacturer
An affordable lens thatís ideal for tasks like group photos and other applications calling for excellent optical performance and moderately wide focal length. Itís compact and lightweight, and with f/2.0 speed, itís 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.
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Top Customer Reviews
This lens is sharp at f2.0 and really sharp by f2.5-f2.8. I have a lot of experience and test my lenses with tripod/mirror lockup, I'm not just saying sharp at f2.0 - it IS sharp. I considered the 24mm f2.8, but f2.8 is a pretty slow prime at wider focal lengths - loses a lot of the low light advantage.
I am impressed with the colors I have been getting from this lens, wasn't really expecting the colors to be so good at such a low price point - doesn't have the L lens coatings, but Canon did the colors right.
The autofocus speed is pretty good - not as fast as ring USM lenses - and it is a little noisy/buzzy.
I currently own 7 Canon lenses (2 Ls) including 4 primes - this 35mm is definitely a top bang-for-the-buck lens. (another is the 28-105 f3.5-4.5 USM zoom - and I don't even like zooms)
Looking for a low-light prime? For 240 bucks at Amazon - just do it!
This lens stays on my Canon 40D more than all of my more expensive lenses. (I have the Canon Macro 100 F2.8, Canon 70-200 L F4, Canon 17-40 L F4)
This lens takes super sharp photos from F5.6-F11. And, the colors are very nice!!
Even if I upgrade to the 35mm 1.4 someday, I will still use this lens because it is so light and doesn't draw attention.
Sorry to keep raving about this lens but, for an older, louder model, it still does a decent job!! And, like I have said before, having F2 is great for low light shots and when you want your subject to really stand out.
Update after five months of using this lens...
Some of my best shots have been taken using this lens. I have read a few reviews of this lens and some say it is just average. I disagree. It is capable of taking some very nice pics. And, it is such a pleasure to carry around your neck all day long because it is so light weight.
I used to carry my 17-40 L lens just in case I need to take a wide angle shot. Now, I just take several pictures with this lens and stitch them together. Since there is very little distortion the pics line up very easily. Most of the time I only go out with my Canon 40D and this lens. I use F2 all the time. I love the shallow depth of field. You have so many more creative options.
Like one reviewer said, careful if you get this lens. You will like it so much you might be tempted to get the more expensive L version.
This is a great focal length on a cropped sensor camera. If you feel a little boxed in all you have to do is take a couple steps back.
I think every photographer should have this lens. It is light, has good picture quality and is very sharp.Read more ›
At $240, this lens provides great bang for the buck, but you get what you pay for, so there are a number of issues to consider:
1. No USM. Auto-focus is slow and noisy. Often hunts for focus, esp. in low light.
2. No manual override of auto-focus. Switching to MF is required to do manual focus adjustments.
3. Cannot be used with any filters. I've wanted to use a warming filter with the flash, and all the filters I've tried (including the very expensive multi-coated ones from Hoya & Heliopen) cause ghost images and flares around any light source (like a candle or a table lamp) or a shiny object (especially if it's off to the edge of the frame). The situation is exactly the same with UV and polarization filters.
I've also used this lens for macro photography and portraits where it shines. The F2 Bokeh is wonderful and center sharpness is superb even at F2, much better at F4 which is what I use most of the time.
On the negative side, autofocus is noisy. To compare, it's like a drug-crazed wasp trapped in a matchbox. Maybe a mosquito buzzing close to your ear. It's not louder than the shutter, though. If this were a film camera and I was trying to take candid shots, I'd complain more, but it's a 56mm equivelant lens.
Another negative is build quality. They really should make the body of this lens out of thicker plastic. No reason to skimp there as the 'feel' of the lens certainly gives you much more confidence for very little weight penalty. Make it feel solid.
I've got a 52-55mm step-up ring on it as I've got a slew of 55mm filters. This also helps in that the lens cap is further from the body of the lens and easier to remove and replace.
If Canon had made a faster lens in 28mm at the same price point, I would have gone that way. For my tastes, it would have been preferable to have that extra field of view assuming the quality was as good.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This lacks the professional looking quality I was hoping for. It does alright, the pictures it produces are not horrible, but it is certainly not a good portrait lens. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Heidi
Great lens for the price. I loved it on my Rebel XT, also very nice on 5D. Yes, there are aberrations and the autofocus is noisy but it's a great small lens for the pricePublished 3 months ago by D. mojavensis
Incredible little lens used with my 6D.
Sharp image, decent bokeh, low light killer.
Light and powerful.
Great image quality, good looking lens. I used it in my Canon T3i before and now on my Canon 5D Mark II. Beautiful bokeh.Published 6 months ago by StacyJelly
Compact, light and quite sharp. Perfect for a full frame sensor body, which is how I use it as my daily walk around lens.Published 7 months ago by Mike Ermilio
Was looking for a 35mm that would start me off with my new Canon. Wanted something that was used and not so costly. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have used this lens from 2008 on wards. I have clicked over 18000 pictures with this lens. I only used this and the 100mm f2.8 macro. Read morePublished 10 months ago by AB77