Canon has three strong options for the 35mm focal length. Which is the right one for you?
Last time around, David Flores showed us the differences between Canon’s lineup of portrait-friendly 85mm prime lenses. In his latest video, we take a good look at the Canon 35mm lens lineup.
With the 35mm range, there are some caveats that might make selection a little bit easier if you know what you want in a lens. For instance, the 35mm f/2 and 35mm f/2.8 have image stabilization, whereas the f/1.4 model does not. The 35mm f/2.8 is a macro lens with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:1, and as an EF-S lens it only mounts on Canon’s crop-sensor cameras (and also therefore creating images that are more like 56mm equivalent). The 35mm f/1.4 has full-time focus manual override, and being an L-series lens, it has the highest grade of materials, optical design, and sealing compared to the other two. As you can see, each lens fits certain roles better than others, and then once price comes in to factor, the decision may be clearer than you once thought.
Check out the video above for sample images taken with each lens. What is your Canon 35mm of choice?