Canon has officially announced the EF 35mm F/1.4L II USM Lens, replacing the 35mm F/1.4L introduced in 1998 (17 years ago). With a completely new design, blue spectrum refractive optics and lens made from organic materials completely new technology from Canon, this is an important upgrade for the extremely popular 35mm FF Lens.
The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens features a large focus ring makes it very easy to adjust focus in critical situations. It is also water and dust resistant to making it ideal for outdoor photography, even in harsh conditions. The entire body of the lens made of high-grade organic materials provides users with a substantial and luxurious feel, as well as optimal operability. The lens front and rear also coated with a fluorine coating helps to repel liquids and dust particles, and makes the lens easier to clean. It is 180 grams heavier than the original 35mm lens, reaching 760gram.
The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L MARK II lens with Canon’s first BR Optics Technology (Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics), lens made from organic materials, to achieve a higher level of chromatic aberration correction than other existing technologies resulting in outstanding high-quality imaging performance. The lens structure is also quite complex with 14 elements in 11 groups instead of 11 elements in 9 groups as previous version. Inside the lens, Canon added two aspherical and one Super UD elements. The EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens also features Canon’s most advanced Sub-Wavelength Structure Coating (SWC), applied to the rear surface of the first and second aspheric lens elements and Fluorine coating to help combat flare and ghosting caused by light rays entering the lens at a large angle of incidence. The lens also has 9 aperture blades for smooth bokeh.
The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens will be available in October and will cost around $1,799.
Canon EF 35mm f1.4L II USM Specifications:
- Diameter of 80 mm
- Length of 106 mm
- Weight of 760g
- Focal length: 35mm
- Maximum aperture: F/1.4
- Diaphragm blades: 9 blades
- Optical Structure: 14 elements in 11 groups
- Minimum focus distance: 28cm
- Maximum magnification: 0.21x
- Special Features: BR Technology (Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics), 2 aspherical, 1 Super UD elements, fluorine coating, SWC coating
Check out Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Price below:
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