Canon users in the Philippines with DSLRs and Cinema EOS units with EF mounts have the opportunity to further showcase more stunning photographs as Canon brings the EF35mm f/1.4L II USM, the successor model to the well-established EF35mm f/1.4L USM, which has been widely popular with both professional and advanced amateur photographers since its launch a decade ago.
Canon continues to push the boundaries of technology with the launch of its latest large-diameter fixed focal length lens. The EF35mm f/1.4L II USM is the first model to use Blue Spectrum Refractive optics (BR optics), an optical element capable of achieving a new level of sharpness by reducing chromatic aberration when combined with concave and convex lenses. This enables the lens to render superb image quality and performance, making full use of the brightness of a large aperture.
“Filipinos are amazing photographers who do not just take pictures, but they also take it to their hearts their love for each photograph they produce. With the new EF35mm f/1.4L II USM, we’ve utilized cutting-edge imaging technology to enhance the performance of our flagship lens to deliver even greater image quality that photographers today demand,” said Vinchy Sanchez, Director for Consumer Group of Canon Marketing (Philippines), Inc. “With its versatility and good focal length on both full-frame and APS-C cameras, the EF35mm f/1.4L II USM is expected to deliver brilliant images ranging from portraiture to landscape photography, and even in low-light settings.”
Unrivalled image quality with BR optics
As the first Canon lens equipped with BR optics, the EF35mm f/1.4L II USM will offer unparalleled image quality. BR optics is capable of correcting chromatic aberration, thus significantly reducing color fringing, a common occurrence found in large-diameter lenses. In addition to BR optics, the lens is made up of two aspherical lenses and a UD lens, which helps it achieve high image quality across the entire image frame from edge-to-edge.
Coupled with the excellent anti-reflectivity qualities of SubWavelength Structure Coating (SWC), flaring and ghosting issues common with wide-angle lenses can be suppressed to produce images of higher quality. Photographers can also achieve more attractive bokeh effects with the newly designed 9-blade circular aperture.
With its powerful lens composition, the EF35mm f/1.4L II USM is capable of delivering enhanced maximum magnification (from 0.18x to 0.21x). By reducing the minimum focusing distance from 0.3m to 0.28m, users will be able to get closer to subjects and shoot more dramatic close-ups. In tighter frames, small subjects can be captured more intimately while preserving intricate details.
High durability and reliability
The EF35mm f/1.4L II USM has been designed for high functionality and durability with high-grade materials. The lens elements have been reinforced with a fluorine coating, which protects the lens from natural elements such as moisture, oil and dust. The high level of water and dust resistance makes the EF35mm f/1.4L II USM a durable companion for rigorous use among professionals.
Focal length: 35mm
Maximum aperture: f/1.4
Minimum focusing distance: 0.28m
Maximum magnification: 0.21x
Filter Size Dimension: 72mm
Lens Construction: 14 elements in 11 groups
Aperture blades: 9
Dimensions: 80.4 x 105.5
Weight: Approx. 760g
Price: Php 86,998
Availability: October 2015
More information is available at www.canon-asia.com.