Canon EF 35mm F1.4 II USM Lens Review (DxOMark): New Benchmark for Open-aperture Performance

Canon EF 35mm F1.4 II USM lens review

Kevin Carter has just posted a new review of Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM lens (Amazon| Adorama| eBay) at the DxOMark. With the overall score of 33 points, tested on Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 35mm F1.4L II USM is very good performer: “Good uniformity and low CA”.

EF 35mm F1.4L II USM vs. EF 35mm F1.4L USM vs. EF 35mm F2 IS USMCanon EF 35mm F1.4 II USM lens review2


EF 35mm F1.4L II USM vs. Carl Zeiss 35mm F1.4 ZE vs. Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSMCanon EF 35mm F1.4 II USM lens review3


Conclusions from DxOMark:”With the introduction of high-resolution bodies such as the Canon EOS 5Ds and 5DsR, with their ability to highlight lens flaws, it comes as little surprise to see Canon roll out new versions of some of the older models in their line-up. … The new model greatly surpasses the original in several key areas.Not only does it have low field curvature and astigmatism, but Canon has also dramatically lowered lateral chromatic aberration, with the overall effect of greatly improving imaging performance in the outer field (where the older model was weak). The new Canon even outperforms the highly-regarded Sigma for uniformity at wider apertures — however, the Sigma remains much more accessible. At $1799, the Canon certainly isn’t cheap, but over the long term it should prove to be a good value.


Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM  check price Amazon| B&HAdorama| eBay


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