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Canon Announces the EF 35mm f/1.4L II Prime Lens

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Canon has announced new EF 35mm f/1.4L II prime lens to hit the US this coming October 2015. This has the photo world a buzz in anticipation for the brand’s wide angle fixed-focal length Canon EF lens. So are we.

EF 35mm f/1.4L II Prime Lens

Canon EF 35mm 1.4 II

  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics
  • 72mm front filter
  • 2 aspherical elements and 1 UD glass element in a 14 element, 11 group optical formula
  • 28mm focusing distance
  • Ring USM Focusing motor
  • Full-time mechanical manual focusing
  • Dust and Water resistant
  • USA SRP: $1799.00 (Lens, EW77B Lens hood, and LP1219 Lens Pouch)

This is camera giant Canon’s first lens that utilizes the new Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR Optics) technology that boasts of higher image quality. Users should expect less Chromatic aberration (CA) / color fringing on their photos.

The EF 35mm f/1.4L II prime lens houses 14 elements (2 Aspherical and 1 Ultra Low Dispersion) in 11 groups. It has a minimum focusing distance of 0.28mm and also sports a 9-blade circular aperture. Hence, users can expect impressive bokeh in photographs. Compared to the previous version, the new 35mm is also more durable and made to be resistant to dust and water.

This is a great addition to any system as it would be able to help you capture your everyday adventures. The EF 35mm f/1.4L II prime lens is yet to be available in the Philippines as no announcement has been made as of this writing.