LensRentals.com has completed their review of Canon's latest L prime, the EF 35mm f/1.4L II.
… resident tech guru Roger Cicala was able to run multiple copies of this lens through our Olaf Optics tests to get both an MTF chart on the lens (averaged over 10+ copies) as well as a copy to copy variation score. When placed up against the original Canon 35mm f/1.4L, the new Mark II version easily win the battle in terms of overall sharpness. the new Mark II version also beats the Sigma 35mm Art series in sharpness, by only my a small fraction that you likely wouldn't be able to tell the difference in. These scores, make the Canon 35mm f/1.4L II the new king of the 35mms in terms of both sharpness and consistency, but is also priced considerably more than some of the competition. Read the full review
- Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L $1099: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
- Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon