Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

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Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
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Key specs

Lens mount
Canon EF mount
Suitable for camera type
APS-C, Full frame
Lens compatible with
Canon SLR cameras
Zoom or prime lens
Prime lens
Lens type
Wide-angle

Pros and cons

According to our camera lens expert
  • The large aperture provides a pleasant background blur.
  • The optical image stabilization prevents blurry pictures.
  • The lens doesn't have dust seals.
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Description

The Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is a wide-angle lens with a fixed focal length and a large maximum aperture. Thanks to the large aperture of f/2, your subject stands out from the background. Handheld shooting in dark situations is also possible due to the large aperture. To prevent blurry shots, Canon provided the 35mm f/2 IS USM with optical image stabilization. The lens is compactly designed, so that it's easy to bring along when you're on the go.

The Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is a wide-angle lens with a fixed focal length and a large maximum aperture. Thanks to the large aperture of f/2, your subject stands out from the background. Handheld shooting in dark situations is also possible due to the large aperture. To prevent blurry shots, Canon provided the 35mm f/2 IS USM with optical image stabilization. The lens is compactly designed, so that it's easy to bring along when you're on the go.


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Manual

Manual (227.91 KB)

Key specs

Lens mount
Canon EF mount
Suitable for camera type
APS-C, Full frame
Lens compatible with
Canon SLR cameras
Zoom or prime lens
Prime lens
Lens type
Wide-angle

Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Artistic handsome!

    Bart Van Assche | 3 January 2015 | Aperture: 1,4 - 16 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • price
    • image quality
    • build quality
    • brightness
    • sharpness at F1.4
    • no weather sealing

    I've had this lens for a year and a half (when it was still a good 100€ more expensive here) and have never complained about the quick purchase. This is simply a brilliant lens, both in build and image quality. I work with a Canon APS-C crop sensor camera on which the "35mm" actually becomes a "56mm" ("52.5mm at Nikon). That makes this lens perfect for street photography and portraits in a slightly smaller space.

    What I am also (and actually mainly) pleased with is the fantastic image quality at full aperture (F1.4). You often hear that you only get the best quality at "1 stop less" than the max. aperture, but I would strongly doubt that with this lens. In portraits, for example, I often have to stop myself from shooting at 1.4 constantly. Between F12 and F16 (the other extreme aperture value) you can suffer from diffraction in certain circumstances (whereby, despite the smaller aperture, a certain and unintentional "flou" is created), but I've seen that worse with Canon lenses. with the beautiful red "L" edge...

    By the way, this was my first ever purchase of a prime lens. Having to "zoom with my feet" was an educational (and, thanks to this lens, never frustrating) experience. There is no image stabilization available, but to be honest I have never had any problems with that. Using shutter speeds shorter than 1/50 is no problem at all. If you have a steady hand you can also easily go up to 1/20 and one of my favorite shots I took with this lens (and where I didn't want to make any further concessions in ISO) was even hand drawn at 1/ 10.

    The only button Sigma has put on the lens is one for AF/MF. It clicks easily and feels sturdy. A nice detail is that at Sigma they have thought of making this clearly visible when that button is set to MF through the white background of the button (which is simply black with AF). That makes it super easy to quickly notice in the dark that you are still on manual focus. A detail indeed, but it just shows that they have really thought out this lens at Sigma. Manual override, still manually adjusting the focus during AF, goes very smoothly by the way.

    If you are used to light lenses, holding this one for the first time is a bit of a shock. When using the lens, that feeling of discomfort disappears ridiculously quickly. My very first use of the Sigma 35mm was during a city trip to Berlin: after an hour or so I was already crazy about the good grip and the slightly heavier weight. That difference in weight really only seems to be an issue when unpacking the lens, not during use. That sturdiness also reminds you of how dignified the glasswork of the lens is.

    Negatives then?
    They should be there.
    When purchasing the lens, my main concerns were two things: the F16 maximum aperture (which seemed fairly low compared to most Canon lenses) and the lack of weather sealing. Both concerns have simply never bothered me since purchasing this lens. I've never had any problems with this lens in rain showers. I don't feel like testing the performance of this lens during hurricanes and tsunamis, but for everyday and normal use, the lack of weather sealing doesn't seem like a real flaw to me. And the "low" limit of F16 as the extreme aperture is negligible when this lens is SO pleasant to use at the other extreme (F1.4). In short... ARTvery good lens.

    Bart Van Assche | 3 January 2015 | Aperture: 1,4 - 16 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    One hell of a lens for a fair price!

    Manon | 2 August 2017 | Aperture: 1,4 - 16 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Luminosity of f 1.4
    • Solid
    • razor-sharp photos
    • Beautiful bokeh
    • Beautiful design
    • Weight

    I've been using the Sigma 35mm f 1.4 Art lens on my Canon EOS 80D for a month now. I purposely waited this period so that I had enough material to write a review about this lens.
    The Sigma 35mm is beautiful in design and extremely solid. The construction is very sturdy and you can feel it! With a weight of about 660 grams, this is certainly not a light lens, but this is not disturbing at all. That way you feel that you are working with a quality built lens. The lens can take a beating. Compare this, for example, with a Canon 50 mm f 1.8 and you immediately know what I'm talking about.
    As I mentioned earlier, I use the lens on my Canon 80D, a crop sensor camera. So keep in mind that if you are also in this case, your focal length and aperture will be different.
    I took beautiful pictures with this lens for a month. I mainly focus on portrait photography and I find this Sigma extremely suitable for that. 35mm gives you the opportunity to get close enough to your model and still capture the beautiful background. This is something that is less the case with an 85mm lens, for example. You can create a very nice depth of field with this lens, so that your model really stands out in a photo. The sharpness of the lens is also phenomenal, even in the corners of the photo. The autofocus is fast, but probably not the fastest. You are able to focus sufficiently quickly on a moving model, but I suspect that this lens is less suitable for sports photographers.
    In addition to portrait photography, I also tested this Sigma on vacation for landscape photography. I also find this lens suitable for that. It is really a very good all-round lens that you can use for various purposes.
    I hesitated for a while to buy this lens, given the price. Yet it is no less than half cheaper than a Canon 35mm f 1.4 !! In hindsight, it's the best investment I made. This is a professional lens that is also used by the professionals around the world. Sigma has delivered really top quality with this lens and you will notice that in your photos. This one hell of a lens is, in my opinion, the best choice for both professionals and advanced amateur photographers looking to take their photography to the next level. My message to you: DO IT!

    Manon | 2 August 2017 | Aperture: 1,4 - 16 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,7/10
    Fantastic lens for beautiful photos in all conditions

    Michel Roelfsema | 30 January 2021 | Aperture: 1,4 - 16 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Sharp
    • Focuses quickly
    • No noise when focusing
    • Robust
    • With lens hood
    • Small minus weight
    • For the rest nothing

    As an extra lens for my Canon 90D in addition to the 50 mm f/1.8, I wanted a wide lens with a fixed focal length for urban photography. But it didn't have to be a lens for a cropped sensor but that I can also use on a full frame camera. A lens from Canon itself costs you once as much and in terms of the quality of the photos and the brewing quality of the lens, this is a good replacement.

    The lens is fast and you can take beautiful photos with this lens, especially in the dark, because of the weight you notice that the lens is of high quality.

    It is now my everyday lens and the 50mm as good second.

    Michel Roelfsema | 30 January 2021 | Aperture: 1,4 - 16 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    firm, clear and sharp
    • clear images
    • sharp images
    • solidly built lens

    With this lens I made images of 17th century documents in an interior space without flash. The sharpness and clarity are perfect.

    Paul Janssens | 25 September 2015 | Aperture: 2 - 22 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Super value for money, highly recommended!
    • razor-sharp photos
    • bright lens
    • Wide focus ring, works well for video
    • Beautiful natural colors
    • Super bokeh!
    • No water sealing seal/ring

    I own a 70-200 2.8 lens and I was looking for a good short prime. I am very happy with it! The only thing I'm missing now is a 16-35mm range!

    Ray Depatti | 8 August 2016 | Aperture: 1,4 - 16 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    simply the purchase of your life!
    • stabilization !
    • razor sharp, even at f2.0
    • not too heavy!
    • filter size only 67mm
    • no hood included...

    it is one of the sharpest lenses from canon, even on my 51 megapixel 5DsR !!!!

    Thomas Jovicic | 16 August 2016 | Aperture: 2 - 22 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Do not hesitate
    • price
    • image quality
    • sharpness
    • bit heavy

    After long hesitation, bought and what a lens!

    Melanie Kirchner | 16 January 2017 | Aperture: 1,4 - 16 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    Must have lens
    • Very sharp
    • Price quality
    • solidly built
    • updateable firmware
    • beautiful contrast
    • heavy
    • focus ring a bit stiff
    • no stabilization

    Actually, I wasn't done with the positives:
    - Strong iron lens hood included
    - No flare-ups
    - Super fast and accurate focus
    - Good all-around lens on crop sensor cameras
    ....

    This lens serves as an all-around lens on my 80D. Not only is this lens a lot cheaper than its Canon and Nikon counterparts, but it's also a lot sharper. This lens turns the most banal images into a work of art. The contrast and sharpness are amazing and there is almost no chromatic aberration to be seen.
    The focus is very fast and precise. Other users have already encountered problems with the front and back focus. However, these can be rectified with the Sigma USB dock that allows you to update the firmware and adjust the lens!

    On a full frame this lens does suffer from heavy vignetting from F. 1.8 - 1.4 but this is very normal for this kind of lens and can easily be improved in post.

    Conclusion:
    This lens is THE lens that changed everything for Sigma for a reason. From build quality to image quality and price, this lens is a must have and has no equal on the market.

    alexandre belli | 22 November 2017 | Aperture: 1,4 - 16 | Automatically translated from Dutch