Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM Lens review by Ken Rockwell: It's so good, there isn't any room for improvement.

"There's a reason Canon has never bothered with a -II version of this 35mm lens: it's so good, there isn't any room for improvement. I'm sure Canon will come up with a -II version at twice the price and made of a lot more plastic with virtually identical optical performance one of these days in the interest of cost reduction (for them), but for today, this 35/1.4 is one of the biggest deals in the entire Canon catalog.

I'd use a 72mm B+W 010 MRC UV filter for protection, or the Canon 72mm UV, or an 72mm Hoya Alpha UV. You don't

need a "slim" filter; any normal 72mm filter works great. These filters are all very good; the reason to pay $60 for the B+W or Canon filter is simply if you feel better with a $60 rather than a $36 filter on a $1,300 lens.

If you use a front lens cap (pros don't; they just leave a filter on the lens and chuck it in their bag), pitch the crappy Canon cap and replace it with the big, thick easy-to-grab Nikon 72mm cap."

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