35L II on a Crop = Awesome
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One nice thing about a good 35mm lens is that when placed on a crop sensor (APS-C) body it becomes a nice 50mm(ish) lens. In this case, the Canon crop = 56mm equivalent. I didn’t use the combination extensively, but I love the results that I got…particularly from the excellent sensor on the EOS M3. Great resolution on the subject (you should see this big!), and gorgeous bokeh. I take a close look at the experience in this brief, 5 minute video:
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5 thoughts on “35L II on a Crop = Awesome!”
I have the Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS lens which is great for the work I do. I noticed one of your pictures said your dog was shot at F/1.4. In my experience you need to shot between F/2.8 and F/4 to get a dog’s face in focus because of their long “nose” (speaking about 40 – 70 lb dogs). I am looking at the Canon EF 35mm F/1.4 L ii vs the Canon EF 24-70mm F/2.8 L ii lenses. There are so many elements to consider. First the 24-70mm in practical terms outside is like walking 2 – 5 steps versus the 35mm. So then I think about getting the very best 35mm possible to beat the 24-70mm. Yet, the 24-70mm in many quantitative tests edges out the 35mm F/2 IS in resolution assuming you can hold the lens with faster than 1/70th of second shutter speed. So in the end, do you long for the extra image quality of the new Canon EF 35mm F/1.4 L II over your Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS lens ?
PS: To add to my previous comments I forgot to mention I have both Canon 6d and Canon T6s bodies
Regarding the dog – that depends on your working distance. Am I tempted by the 35L II? Absolutely. Will I make the move? I don’t actually know, yet. I’ll give it some time, but it really is a stunningly good lens.
Thanks Dustin for your comments. I have looked at lens reviews from inside/out and always am drawn to your reviews from the depth, authenticity, and insight to the photography on the ground.
Thank you, Peter. I certainly strive for that.