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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2011, 04:04:41 PM »
I bought the 24 f1.4 II the moment that one came out and I am NOT disappointed! I am hoping for a refresh of the 35, and 50.  I would love to upgrade these two!

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2011, 04:04:41 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2011, 04:58:26 AM »
I have a question for you guys: why isn't there fast (around 1.4) primes with IS ?

IS counters handheld shake, this is more pronounces in longer lenses. The reciprocal rule of 1/the focal length as the lowest shutter speed typically recommended for handheld, so 1/30 sec for this lens on a FF body. But for a 200mm lens the recommended shutter speed is 1/200 sec or greater.  IS can reduce this shutter speed down by upto 4 stops.

Also as this is a F1.4 lens, there is typically more light when wide open so again shutter speeds are typically higher, so mush less need for IS to come into play and be helpful.
Also IS adds to weight and cost and on a tripod actually reduces sharpness - you should turn IS off on a tripod.

Some other manufacturer bodies have the less effective in-body IS this would help in all lens cases.

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2011, 09:40:44 AM »
It's totally useless. Both 35 f/1.4 and 135 f/2 are still probably Canon's best short primes.

Instead of this, Canon should think of updating the following : 100-400 (IS + IQ + design), 300 IS f/4 (IS), 400 f/5.6 (IS), 17-40 (longer + IS + IQ)...

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2011, 12:45:44 PM »
IS counters handheld shake, this is more pronounces in longer lenses.

IMO, IS is a useful feature on any lens, at any focal length (well, maybe not the MP-E 65mm...).  But I suppose it's not really necessary in a 35mm prime.  This shot was a 2.5 second exposure, handheld (altough I did rest against a bridge railing):


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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2011, 11:24:34 AM »
it needs contrast AF pin and better weather sealing.

optically it is a good lens and not any worse than the Nikkor G ,which I 've compared to my Canon 35L and Zeiss35f2ZF2 but Nikon sealed and I think it has faster CDAF ready design..

and I think all L and old primes get updated very soon for video use with dedicated CDAF pin contact.

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2011, 06:46:57 PM »
35/1.4L I is already a great lens. Can't wait to see the improvement.

Yeah if they improve it it will be one heck of an unimaginably amazing lens, as you say, the current one already blows most people out of the water.

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2011, 07:27:50 AM »
Been trying to source the original now for while - out of stock everywhere.. This kinda explains it..

It's in stock at B&H and Adorama.  A CR2 rumor does not 'explain' anything.  Over the past couple years, there have been multiple rumors here about the 35L being discontinued - all wrong.
That's all well and good as long as you live in America.. Unless anyone knows of a good stockist in the UK?

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« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2011, 05:47:11 AM »
you don't need IS for such short of a distance,
what we need is 35mm 1.2 and sharp at that
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« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2011, 12:31:09 PM »
Earlier this week I was looking at photos with the current 35mm f1.4, I can't see how it could be improved, so I bought it not caring if the new one came out the next day. Anybody know why AbesofMaine.com had it for $1419.95?? Not only was it the only one with a price below what all the other stores have, which is $1469/$1479, but the lower price quickly rose a couple of hours after I ordered it!

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2011, 09:59:02 AM »
you don't need IS for such short of a distance,
what we need is 35mm 1.2 and sharp at that
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Second wanting f1.2. That would be sweeeet. I'll take IS though. 35 mm is perfect length for video.

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2011, 10:56:27 AM »
Earlier this week I was looking at photos with the current 35mm f1.4, I can't see how it could be improved, so I bought it not caring if the new one came out the next day. Anybody know why AbesofMaine.com had it for $1419.95?? Not only was it the only one with a price below what all the other stores have, which is $1469/$1479, but the lower price quickly rose a couple of hours after I ordered it!

Today, Abes price is $1599. Prices are rising steadily and sharply.  Some normally low price outfits like Beach Camera are asking $1999 for the 35mm L.  Amazon is out of stock, so there is only 3rd party sellers.

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2011, 03:32:16 PM »
Earlier this week I was looking at photos with the current 35mm f1.4, I can't see how it could be improved, so I bought it not caring if the new one came out the next day. Anybody know why AbesofMaine.com had it for $1419.95?? Not only was it the only one with a price below what all the other stores have, which is $1469/$1479, but the lower price quickly rose a couple of hours after I ordered it!
I've been researching and looking at photos with this lens for the past 6 months (or more).  Also, I was watching the price going up slowly since February after Canon "rebates" started.  Right now, other stores have it for $1469/1479 + ~$15 shipping. Amazon has one for $1549.  They had a notice one day this week that this lens will be available to ship from Amazon on May 17.  AbesofMaine.com was selling 35mm 1.4 for $1469 a few days ago, then it was back-ordered, and became available on Friday for $1459.95 + free shipping.

To cut the long story short, I just ordered this lens today from AbesofMaine and used $15 off coupon (loyalty15) to bring the total price down to $1444.95 with free shipping.

Like Kris_P said, I don't care if the new version comes out soon.  This one is great already.  Even if the new one is much much better, we may be able to buy it sometime next year (judging buy the availability of recently announced lenses).  If I decide to upgrade and lose couple of hundred $ on version 1, I'll consider it as a cheap rent fee.

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2011, 05:22:11 PM »
There seems to be a batch of the 35mmL's now available, I've noticed multiple dealers now selling for under $1600.  Maybe the lens factory is churning out lenses again??

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2011, 05:22:11 PM »