Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Review

4.5
January 17, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM.

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM

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The Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM is a moderate wide-angle lens in the full-frame format, or a fast standard prime when mounted on an APS-C body. The 35mm f/1.4 features 13 optical elements in seven groups with one aspherical lens element and a HSM focusing system which provides quiet, smooth and fast autofocus with full-time manual focus override. Retailing for £799 / $899, read our expert Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM review to find out if it's a worthy alternative to the Canon, Nikon and Sony equivalents.

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC

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The Samyang 35mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC is a moderate wide-angle prime lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLRs. The Samyang 35mm f/1.4 is a much more affordable alternative to the Nikon and Canon equivalents thanks largely to being manual-focus only. Read our in-depth Samyang 35mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC review complete with full-size sample images.

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM

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The Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is a new wide-angle prime lens. Boasting built-in image stabilisation and fast and quite auto-focusing, the EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM is a more affordable but still very capable alternative to Canon's professional wide-angle primes. Read our in-depth Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM review complete with full-size sample images.

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