a great alternative
I really like this lens's size, weight, fast f/2 and IS. Too many people want only f1.4 but most use these lenses steped down to f/2 any way because of depth of field. Especially in tight quarters like indoors. and for portraiture. with lens correction software like LightRoom distortion is not a issue. Neither is the strong vigneting at f/2 because of the post vignete tools in LightRoom. I love the color rendition or color out put from this lens, its just simple lovely. crisp and clean. I use this lens on my 5Dmk3 and Eos-M. Just test the lens for your self and you will see what I'm describing here.
October 16, 2013
That's the lens I've been waiting for, for so many years!
A 35mm fast lens, with a very good build and optical quality, with an efficient stabilizer and a fast, nearly silent AF. A dream came true.
After a few weeks with this lens, I immediately sold my 35/1,4 L. Image quality is at the same level, but now I have a stabilizer and faster AF. Obviously I lost the f/1,4 and I have more vignetting until f/4, but... I can deal with that.
- Strong vignetting until f/3.5 (still visible after that, but not so annoying).
- No tropicalization.
- Despite the price, no lens hood included... as usual.
If this lens had less vignetting wide open and a water/dust/moist/all-weather protection, it would be just perfect.
Waiting for a 35/1,4 L IS with improved image quality, IMHO that's the best 35mm in the Canon lineup.
May 27, 2013
Excellent at low light
Okay, it is an excellent lens, especially in combination with the 6D at low light level. But is is larger than I thought (I did hope it'd have the size of a 28/1,8), and vignetting is quite significant. Up to now (Feb. 5, 2013) I did not find any any lens correction data for the camera or with EU or DPP.
On APS-C, in combination with a cheap rubber lens shade, it is good lens for street. Even here, the IS helps!
February 5, 2013
Great all around lens
I like the lens very much for general shooting purposes. It seems to be average in a lot of qualities; not excellent or terrible in any aspect. For low light or close focusing the IS is a great feature. The lens is light weight, and the manual focus ring is much more dampened compared to the 35L. I think it's a nice upgrade to the old f2, but the price is high.
January 19, 2013
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