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LukasS

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2015, 07:20:43 PM »














I've grown fond of this lens, its primary purpose was for movies on APSC (100D) but on 7DII it works great with beautiful (IMHO) bokeh

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2015, 07:20:43 PM »

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2016, 12:51:59 AM »
I really love this lens for indoor glamour/boudoir shoots in confined spaces.  If I go to my 28mm lens, there tends to be too much distortion of the body proportions.  35mm is just right.  The Image Stabilization is nice to have when working indoors under available light and the F/2 aperture gives a nice background blur.  I'm sure the 35 L2 or the Sigma Art lens are sharper, but if you are photographing women, you really don't want them to be ultra sharp.  You can still count the eyelashes, that's sharp enough for me.

If you can handle some NSFW 18+ images, you are welcome to check out this blog post for more photos of this lovely lady.

http://www.beyondboudoirphoto.com/blog/2016/5/a-boudoir-photographer-makes-a-house-call

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2016, 01:01:44 AM »
Discovering the MFD and open aperture of my 35/2 IS USM :)

almost at MFD, 1/1600, 2.8, ISO100, on tripod with remote because of tiny DOF
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2016, 11:23:47 AM »
Still always love this lens on my trusty 5DII:
Strawberry Picking by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Strawberry Picking by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Strawberry Picking by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Violet on swing by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2016, 03:34:11 PM »
And a shot on my 7DII:
Apple Picking by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2016, 10:28:46 PM »
Shot on 7DII
Violet & Dolly by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Joy by Philip DiResta, on Flickr
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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2016, 01:50:30 PM »
The IS makes this shot possible at 1/15 sec in a dim, underground train station.

5D3, EF 35 F/2 IS.  Shot at F/2, 1/15, ISO 400.  Grain added in Lightroom.

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2016, 01:50:30 PM »

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2016, 05:10:38 PM »
The IS also works great for panning:


Cyclocross Speed Pan [IMG_2584] by Paul Roberts, on Flickr
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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2016, 08:30:52 PM »
The IS also works great for panning:


Cool shot.   :)

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Re: Canon 35mm F2 IS
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2016, 03:22:07 AM »
This thread is inspiring. The 35 IS has just sailed past the 100L to the top of my wish list.

The current 35L seems almost pointless.

Unless you really need f/1.4 and are willing to accept inferior bokeh highlights for that aperture, I would say yes the current 35L is pointless.  The bokeh highlights have that dated angular look on the 35L unlike the 35 IS.

Until Canon updates the f/1.4L, I would always recommend the f/2 IS to anyone who asks my advice for this focal length.

On a side note, this is a fantastic lens for street photography in the city due to the focal length, small size, and high quality.


Considering whether go for 35mmL mk I or 35mmIS.
Would do some street photography and some indoor portrait shoot.
IS should be more useful than large aperture for my purpose.

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2016, 09:26:20 AM »
Shot on 7DII at ISO 2000!
Happy Xavier by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2017, 04:21:08 PM »
Bought this lens after PBD and others had been singing it's praises here on CR, and I must say it is a very flexible one, pin sharp but with a lovely soft bokeh, at least for a wide angle lens ! Certainly dampened my enthusiasm for a new 50. This plus a good 85 seems to have the 50 covered.

The fact that this one is 0 AFMA on my bodies is a bonus, because it is also spot on accurate with my original 5D which I still enjoy using.

5D + 2/35 IS, 1/400th, f/2, ISO 100

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2017, 07:43:50 AM »
Bought this lens ...

5D + 2/35 IS, 1/400th, f/2, ISO 100
Really nice shot and mood. I like that very much.
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2017, 07:43:50 AM »

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2017, 03:39:03 PM »
Bought this lens ...

5D + 2/35 IS, 1/400th, f/2, ISO 100
Really nice shot and mood. I like that very much.

Many thanks Maximilian ! As well as the pleasing results from shallow dof with this lens I'm also finding that it produces excellent colour definition and colour fidelity in landscape shots, to the extent that I'm slightly perplexed as to why this should be. I don't think  it has any greater resolving potential than other good lenses I have, yet it seems to be defining the subtle differences in green tones that I would normally only expect to see when using a longer lens, so more magnification, and stitching. So I'm confused but happy  ;)

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2017, 02:24:12 AM »
Bought this lens ...

5D + 2/35 IS, 1/400th, f/2, ISO 100
Really nice shot and mood. I like that very much.

Many thanks Maximilian ! As well as the pleasing results from shallow dof with this lens I'm also finding that it produces excellent colour definition and colour fidelity in landscape shots, to the extent that I'm slightly perplexed as to why this should be. I don't think  it has any greater resolving potential than other good lenses I have, yet it seems to be defining the subtle differences in green tones that I would normally only expect to see when using a longer lens, so more magnification, and stitching. So I'm confused but happy  ;)
Hi Sporgon!

Similar - but not that detailed - experience here. I was looking for some WA prime with wider aperture but not willing pay as much as for the L lenses. And after some cashback rebates this lens was very tempting.
When I got it I was so-so but I got more and more attracted by its classical FL, the short MFD and the IQ (color, contrast). So a really superb value for money. (Of course the 35L lenses can do even more)
When I go out with just one lens, I more and more prefer this over the 24-105 (not yet at 50% at all).
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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Re: Canon 35mm f/2 IS USM
« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2017, 02:24:12 AM »