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Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II Long Term Review

Dustin Abbott

March 15th, 2020

I recently began a series of long term reviews to explore the lenses that have lasted in my personal kit and continue to be favorites.  One of the top lenses that I continue to feel is special is the Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II – a lens I labeled the best non-super-telephoto lens in Canon’s lineup at the time of my initial review at the end of 2015.  I also characterized it as essentially a “Zeiss Otus lens with autofocus”.  Do I still feel that strongly about it after over four years of use? Like the Canon 100L Macro, the EF 35LII still looks and operates like new, and has paid for itself many times over with product photography, food photography, weddings, events, portraits, and more.  It was so good that it made me eventually sell my 24-70mm F2.8 zoom.  I’m doing the video review on a Canon EOS R body (which I’ve now switched to for Canon until the Canon EOS R5 comes out), though photos in the gallery have been taken with everything from a Canon Rebel SL1 to a 6D to a 5D Mark II to Canon 5D Mark IV and even some shots adapted to Sony!  Enjoy the video review of one of my favorite lenses!

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Photos of the Canon EF 35LII

Photos taken with the Canon EF35LII

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