The Canon 35mm F2 IS USM is Canon’s ‚affordable‘ full-frame 35mm lens option slotting below the 35mm F1.4L II. It’s smaller and lighter in size, and unlike its higher-end sibling, comes with image stabilization that can somewhat mitigate its aperture disadvantage, as long as your subjects aren’t moving too much. The image stabilization arguably makes it a better option for DSLR video shooters as well.
This is a lens we DPReview staffers like an awful lot, and is one of our ‚go-to‘ lenses whenever we get new Canon Kameras into the office. This admittedly makes it all the more strange that until now, as we approach this lens‘ fifth birthday, we’ve never had a dedicated sample gallery for it.
So in addition to rounding up some samples from the past few years, we’ve taken some extended time with the 35mm F2 IS USM more recently to give you an idea of what this lens can do.
See our Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM