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Canon EF 35mm f/2
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Canon EF 35mm f/2
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 03:16:22 PM »
I know there was a thread on images from this humble little lens in 2011, but it appears to have been held in such contempt there were zero replies !!

With all the excitement around the arrival of the new 35 f2 IS and the Sigma f1.4, how about posting your best shots taken with the old 35 f2 ?

At Building Panoramics we now have an EF 35 f1.4, and guess what - at the apertures that we use this little lens is just as good. ( The same cannot be said for the manual focus however.................)

Here are a few of our images taken with this lens. For those that are interested Selby Abbey was the first Benedictine Monastery founded in the North of England after the Norman conquest in 1066.

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Re: Pictures taken with the humble 35 f2
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 05:32:46 PM »
The church looks like its a rendering, really cool :D im also thinking about getting the 35mm f2 from canon since the other options are too expensive for me and sometimes im just too lazy to use my m42 35mm lens and manual focus with my tiny "keyhole" viewfinder. liveview is not handy for me.

i heard the 35mm f2 is just average but the photos on pixel-peeper dont look bad to me...confused :(

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Re: Pictures taken with the humble 35 f2
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 10:11:46 PM »
I love this little lens. Not the sharpest tool in the shed.  But nice and small and light.  Perfect on a crop.
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Re: Pictures taken with the humble 35 f2
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 10:33:45 PM »
Ok. I couldn't help myself.  A couple more.
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Re: Pictures taken with the humble 35 f2
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2012, 11:36:13 PM »
I've had my 35/2 for close to 15 years.  I've also got the "L" from when I got into a phase of pixel peeping whenI graduated to digital.  I use and like them both for different purposes.  I'm also thinking about getting the new 35/2 IS as that would be the perfect travel lens for me with handheld interior architecture being a large part of that.

Anyway, I tend to use the old 35/2 for street as it is less intimidating than the 35L:





Is it tack sharp all the way to the corners?  No.  Do the colors pop like the 35L?  No, not really.  But it's still a great little lens.

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Re: Pictures taken with the humble 35 f2
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2012, 11:56:58 PM »
Loved this lens on my 7D (some of these pics are shot wide open too). Excited to try the new 35 f/2 once they drop price 150...


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Re: Pictures taken with the humble 35 f2
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2012, 11:56:58 PM »

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Re: Pictures taken with the humble 35 f2
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2012, 12:00:21 AM »
Low light:

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Re: Pictures taken with the humble 35 f2
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2012, 12:38:49 AM »
Really great shots guys...however, the models are too beautiful...you can't possibly take bad pictures of them.
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Re: Pictures taken with the humble 35 f2
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2012, 10:30:59 AM »
I get fantastic results with the 35/f2. Magnificent value for money.

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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/2
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2013, 11:45:10 PM »


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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/2
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2013, 07:11:43 AM »
Our latest picture, shot for Beverley Minster in Yorkshire, England, using the 35mm f2. We intended to use the 40mm f2.8 for this but it didn't arrive in time.

Despite using f11 the 100% crops show what the lens is capable of matched with the 5D. We could enlarge this real big.

Rock on 13Mp !

Bring on the 40Mp monster  .......   Not !  ;D

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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/2
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2013, 11:23:14 AM »


Jackson Lo, the Chow Chow found in his natural environment, the suburban backyard.

And we don't get to see the blue tongue!?
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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/2
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2013, 11:23:14 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/2
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2013, 09:00:41 AM »
I've had a real soft spot for this lens.  I initially had it when I only had a crop body, and didn't think much of it then because of the terrible CA (which has become easier to fix in LR4 compared to earlier versions).

When I switched to FF, I thought I would give it another shot and found it to be surprisingly competent on a FF body.  It was my favorite light walkaround prime until the 40mm f/2.8.  I found it a great little lens to slip into a pocket to complement a long prime or telephoto zoom.  I only got rid of it once I had both the 40mm and the Tamron 24-70 VC.  Here are some faves with it:


Lazy River by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Man and Wife by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Visual Echoes - Explored August 21st, 2012 by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Window to the Soul by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


I Am so Small by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Ride On by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Autumn's Fence Friday by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Forest for the Trees (Explored October 9th, 2012) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


The Avenue [Explored December 11th, 2012] by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Fortissimo by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Mother and Daughter by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Maple Bokeh Delight by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr
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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/2
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2013, 09:03:56 AM »
I know there was a thread on images from this humble little lens in 2011, but it appears to have been held in such contempt there were zero replies !!

With all the excitement around the arrival of the new 35 f2 IS and the Sigma f1.4, how about posting your best shots taken with the old 35 f2 ?

At Building Panoramics we now have an EF 35 f1.4, and guess what - at the apertures that we use this little lens is just as good. ( The same cannot be said for the manual focus however.................)

Here are a few of our images taken with this lens. For those that are interested Selby Abbey was the first Benedictine Monastery founded in the North of England after the Norman conquest in 1066.

Some beautiful images here.  Stopped down the little 35mm f/2 is actually remarkably sharp.  It is quite the versatile little tool
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/2
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