It looks like the second allocation of the Canon RF 35mm f/1.4L IS VCM has started hitting retailer stock rooms. B&H Photo has stock of the Canon RF 35mm f1.4L IS VCM. There were still many on the preorder list, so we'll assume those will be filled in short order.

Key Features

  • Full-Frame Format | f/1.4 to f/16
  • Extremely Fast Design, Advanced Optics
  • Voice Coil Motor (VCM) for Rear Focus
  • Nano USM for Fast Floating Autofocus
  • Manual Iris/Full-Time Focus Rings
  • Air Sphere (ASC) Coating
  • Two Aspherical Elements, Two UD Elements
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Attachable Rear Gel Filter Holder

Canon RF 35mm f/1.4L IS VCM $1499

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  1. Doesn\'t seem like pros are snatching this one up as I thought they would a new 35mm L prime.
    I don't know the sales data, but based on anecdotal experience I wouldn't be surprised if the perceived popularity of 35mm is very exaggerated by a vocal minority. It is by far my favorite focal length, and I already have my copy of the lens — but in my 8 years of photography I can't recall a time I have seen another photographer on set/at an event shooting on a 35mm prime — weddings included. Portrait photographers generally want a more compressed lens, so it's a bit hard to justify a 35mm prime when zooms cover it quite well.

    If 35 were as popular as 50 and 85, we'd probably have seen an L series 35mm much, much sooner.

    All that said, it's a lovely lens and perhaps my favorite RF lens to date.
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  2. I received mine, no image stabilizer, light compared to other L primes, it\'s very expensive for what you get and compared to the f1.8. The similar Nikon Z lens is listed at $600. No competition keeps canon RF lenses expensive.
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  3. …compared to other L primes, it\'s very expensive for what you get and compared to the f1.8. The similar Nikon Z lens is listed at $600. No competition keeps canon RF lenses expensive.
    Is the $600 Nikon lens part of Nikon’s professional line equivalent to Canon’s L-series? Or is it part of their consumer line like Canon’s slower, cheaper (than Nikon) RF 35/1.8?

    That’s a rhetorical question, I know the answer and probably you did before you made that ‘comparison’.

    Welcome to the forum. Mild trolling isn’t the best choice for a first post, but you do you.
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  4. Doesn\'t seem like pros are snatching this one up as I thought they would a new 35mm L prime.

    It's the most preordered Canon lens around these parts since the 100-500, small sample size, yes.
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  5. It's the most preordered Canon lens around these parts since the 100-500, small sample size, yes.
    I hope this means good things for future releases as well, like the R5II.
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