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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #90 on: May 07, 2014, 06:38:58 PM »
I apologize if this question was asked previously - I'm at work and don't have the time right now to read the entire thread, but has anyone tried this lens with a crop sensor camera?  If so, how did it perform?
According to tests photozone, 35 F2 IS performs very well on APS-C cameras.

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« Reply #90 on: May 07, 2014, 06:38:58 PM »

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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #91 on: May 07, 2014, 07:54:48 PM »
I apologize if this question was asked previously - I'm at work and don't have the time right now to read the entire thread, but has anyone tried this lens with a crop sensor camera?  If so, how did it perform?
According to tests photozone, 35 F2 IS performs very well on APS-C cameras.

It is also a reasonable option on the EOS-M.  Great image quality and it is compact/light enough to not overwhelm the M.
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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #92 on: May 08, 2014, 12:21:03 AM »
Thanks ajfoto, this lens was of interest to me as a ~50mm ff equivalent for my crop camera.   I don't live near a photography shop so I read reviews, etc., to get an idea of how a lens will do prior to mail ordering.   I'll check out the photozone site.
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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #93 on: May 08, 2014, 01:35:08 AM »
I am going to check this lens out tomorrow. The thing I like about this lens from specs is that it is lighter and smaller as the Sigma 35 f/1.4, it has IS and f/2 (compared to the pancake 40mm)
It may be a better indoor/streetphotography lens on my 6D as the Sigma 35mm - which is bigger and heavier.
But I am still in doubt...

It is a great balance on a 6D.  You will find the AF faster than the 40mm, but isn't anywhere near as compact.  Still, if your two extremes are the 40mm and the S35, the 35IS is a nice balance between the two.
Balance on the 6D is truly great. I used to own the 40mm and you are right it is faster though slower as some of my other lenses. And noisier too. But, I like the result of this lens. It is working well indoors in low light situations. The accurancy of AF out-of-the-box is pretty good. Of course, I just got the lens so I will have to do some more photography but I am sure I am going to enjoy it.
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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #94 on: May 08, 2014, 08:32:13 AM »
I apologize if this question was asked previously - I'm at work and don't have the time right now to read the entire thread, but has anyone tried this lens with a crop sensor camera?  If so, how did it perform?

I've played around it on the 7D quite a bit - it really is a neat lens on a crop camera. It gives a more or less "normal" FOV, the corners are cut off so it looks even better wide open than it does on FF, and the IS makes it easy to hand-hold at silly-slow speeds, thus making it a real go-to in dim light so long as the subject isn't moving. The size and (lack of) weight are a really nice fit on the 7D. Mine required very little AFMA on either camera, FWIW.

The 35IS/7D combo makes me long for a fast, IS 50mm. Since I do a reasonable amount of low-light shooting, one of these on the 5DIII would make me a very happy camper :)

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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #95 on: May 08, 2014, 11:48:43 AM »
I played around with the idea of getting this lens, or maybe the Sigma for quite a long time. As mentioned in the review, "that thick and stubby “prime” design" was very tempting too, but in the end I went with the Sigma (that was also before the Canon price drop). It may be a little clinical (the Sigma) but I happen to like the sharp rendering for night-time hand held photography. I retain the original 35mm f/2 for travel - nothing beats that compactness.

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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #96 on: May 09, 2014, 11:08:51 AM »
I played around with the idea of getting this lens, or maybe the Sigma for quite a long time. As mentioned in the review, "that thick and stubby “prime” design" was very tempting too, but in the end I went with the Sigma (that was also before the Canon price drop).

You made the right choice for that sort of use, I think - the Sigma is amazingly good at controlling coma, far better than the Canon (or any other fast lens I've tried, for that matter).

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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #97 on: May 10, 2014, 07:27:19 AM »
Guess what came in the mail yesterday? Got my 35/2! Thanks for the advice Dustin.
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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #98 on: May 10, 2014, 08:36:30 AM »
Guess what came in the mail yesterday? Got my 35/2! Thanks for the advice Dustin.

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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #99 on: May 17, 2014, 10:00:28 AM »
Just bought the original lens hood Canon EW-72
The attachement to lens is not so good at all. Both front and reversed attached to the lens.
A slight bump againt the hood and already it gets loose.
Anyone else with this experience?
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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #100 on: May 18, 2014, 01:18:59 PM »
No problem with my hood.... In fact it clicks and feels more solid than my 24-70 mk2 and my previous 24-70 f4 is
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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #101 on: May 18, 2014, 09:49:16 PM »
Just bought the original lens hood Canon EW-72
The attachement to lens is not so good at all. Both front and reversed attached to the lens.
A slight bump againt the hood and already it gets loose.
Anyone else with this experience?

My 35 IS hood is excellent.

On the other hand, the hood for my 16-35 II needs a bit of wrestling to get on/off sometimes.

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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #102 on: May 19, 2014, 08:34:55 AM »
Just bought the original lens hood Canon EW-72
The attachement to lens is not so good at all. Both front and reversed attached to the lens.
A slight bump againt the hood and already it gets loose.
Anyone else with this experience?

No problems with my EW-72, feels solid.  You might have received a defective hood.
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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #103 on: May 19, 2014, 09:04:30 AM »
@bholliman, Ruined, bmwzimmer
Thanks for the feedback. I will check in the camerastore.
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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #104 on: May 19, 2014, 10:40:39 AM »
Have now taken around 10,000 shots with the 35mm F2 IS and left somewhat bemused at its stellar performance especially when compared to my L lenses.

It has completely replaced my 24-70 2.8L mk1 for wedding photography , much sharper across the frame from F2 , similar if not slightly better AF especially in low light and a damn sight lighter to boot.

The lens feels right, performs without flaw or hesitation and is so so sharp. The bokeh from F2 gives a lovely seperation for full length portraits and candid photography. For stills photography i just cannot knock it at all and at the price its know at is a definite competitor for the 35 1.4L , sigma 35 Art and for some people will be preferable to 50s too.

As far as video goes although not been heavily used yet i have noticed a distinct difference in the IS system from the 24-105L IS to the 35 F2 IS for some reason the 24-105 is smoother.

On the back of this i also bought the 24 2.8 IS to pair it with and for the odd wider shot that does great too and beats out the old 24-70 , now paired with an 85mm and with a 135 on the way its prime time baby oh yeah


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Re: 35/2 IS Review by Dustin Abbott
« Reply #104 on: May 19, 2014, 10:40:39 AM »