Following closely on the heels of the Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS and 28mm f/2.8 IS, Canon has now announced the new EF 35mm f/2 IS.
To posit a theory, the aggressive lens rollout of the 24-70mm f/2.8L II and 24-70mm f/4L IS and 24/2.8 IS, 28/2.8 IS, 35/2 IS are all part of a plan to deliver suitably high performance for higher resolution DSLRs yet to be announced. I say that because so far all have proven to be high performers, clearly better than Canon’s previous wide-angle efforts.
I’ll be reviewing the Canon 35mm f/2 IS in DAP.
- Maximum Aperture: f/2.0
- Hybrid Image Stabilization (IS)
- Glass Molded Aspherical Element (GMo)
- Rear Focusing & Ultra Sonic Motor (USM)
- Full-Time Manual Focus in AF Mode
- Micro‐Stepping Drive Aperture
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 9.48"
- Ring USM Low-Speed Drive for Video
- Eight Circular Aperture Blades
The successor to Canon's EF 35mm f/2, the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens is a compact and lightweight wide-angle prime lens that provides a high level of image quality and functionality.
The optics and mechanical workings are designed to improve image quality in the lens's periphery and provide faster and quieter AF than its predecessor, as well as Optical IS and optional full-time manual focus, all in a durable lens body with a high-grade design.
Featuring a circular aperture diaphragm and lens coatings optimized for minimal ghosting and flare, the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens achieves beautiful, soft backgrounds and amazing image quality.
The EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens is expected to be available in December for an approximate retail price of $849.99.