Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens review by James Leynse at The Online Photographer: I think we have a new winner for "available dark" photography.

A Lens review by Mr. Leynse :) The lens was tested on a 5D Mark III body, and this is more of a user experience report (a good one) than a technical review:

"The biggest surprise for me is how effective the image stabilization is on this lens. It's so quiet that I can't tell it's working unless I press my ear against it. Combined with the new high-ISO abilities of the 5D MKIII, I can take pictures in light almost too dim to see by. In fact, it was actually hard to find suitably dark scenes to illustrate the lens's IS ability. For the moment, this might be the best low-light lens around. . . . read more

Canon EF 35mm f/2 lens review (tested on a 5D Mark III) by Ken Rockwell: This 35/2 is smaller, lighter and less expensive than any other fixed Canon 35mm AF lens. It's also just as sharp, with less flare, very slightly less distortion and better sunstars.

"This said, the Canon 35mm f/2 is among the sharpest wide lenses I've tested, just like the 35mm f/1.4 L (1998-) and new 35mm f/2 IS (2012-). The only differences between these and the 24-70/2.8 L II is if you're looking in the far corners on full-frame, in which case, this original 35/2 is slightly less sharp than the others wide-open, but the same stopped down, and the same throughout 95% of the rest of the image that matters.

This 35/2 is extraordinarily sharp and contrasty, even at f/2. Throughout 95% of the image, there is no difference between f/2 and stopped down, as seen on a 22MP 5D Mark III at the test range at infinity. As one stops down to f/8, the . . . read more

It is 35mm day (Lens, not Film) at LensRentals: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L & EF 35mm f/2 IS versus Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM resolution tests by Roger Cicala: No Canon can beat that Sigma.

"Looking at the average (mean) for center, average, and corners shows a bit more about the lenses. The old 35mm f/2 does quite well in the center and mid-lens areas, but it’s pretty awful in the corners. The new 35mm f/2 IS and the classic 35mm f/1.4 L do much better in the corners, with the 35 L (stopped down to f/2) clearly better than the new f/2 IS. But the Sigma does better than any of them. . . . read more

Canon EF 35mm f/2 review at SLR Gear

"In the Chromatic Aberration comparisons, the Canon f/2 actually outperforms (albeit only slightly) both the Canon f/1.4 and Sigma f/1.4 lenses. The latter two had very similar CA results.

The Light Fall-off comparisons for the Canon f/2 to the Canon f/1.4L and Sigma f1.4 EX are on the whole

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Canon EF 35mm f/2 (full format) review at Photozone

"Released back in 2007 the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 USM L is the successor of the legendary EF 50mm f/1.0 USM L - the fastest mass production SLR lens ever ... and one of the most expensive around. Surprisingly Canon decided to give up two thirds of an f-stop (f/1.0 - f/1.1 - f/1.2 - f/1.4 in case you wonder) but the good news about this is the substantially lower price tag of around 1400 €/US$ so the

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Description by Canon:

Lens Discontinued ( replaced by EF 35mm f/2 IS USM )

On full-frame cameras, the compact EF 35mm f/2.0 offers a wide angle of view and a very natural perspective, making it a good alternative standard lens to a traditional 50mm optic.

Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 Lens Review @ The Digital Picture

"At similar apertures, the Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 Lens is similarly sharp in the center to my Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens at 35mm. However, the 24-70 L was much sharper in the corners even on a 1.6x FOVCF body. 

At similar apertures, the Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 Lens was clearly sharper than my Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Lens at 35mm. The
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