First Impressions: Canon 35mm f1.4 L II uSM

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 35mm f1.4 L II USM first impressions (7 of 7)ISO 8001-80 sec at f - 2.5

The Canon 35mm f1.4 L II USM is the successor to the previous lens that was released in 1998. Today at Canon EXPO in NYC, they’re showing off a prototype of the lens along with some of the technology inside of it. What makes this lens so special is the fact that it incorporates some brand new technology from the company called a Blue Refractive Optic. What this does is works to prevent chromatic aberration; and from a sample image that Canon showed us, it greatly lessens the effects of both purple and green fringing in high contrast areas.

But beyond that, the lens features weather sealing–something that the first version didn’t have but really could have used.

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