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Canon EF 35mm f/2

Canon EF 35mm f/2 Specifications
Frame Coverage 35mm
Lens Construction (groups) 5
Lens Construction (elements) 7
No. of Diaphragm Blades 5
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.25m (9.8")
Maximum Magnifcation 0.23x
Filter Diameter 52mm
Maximum Diameter x Length 67.4mm x 42.5mm (2.7" x 1.7")
Weight 210g (7.4oz)
The Canon EF 35mm f/2 is an old lens design but it's still a good one. The center resolution is very high throughout the tested aperture range. The border quality is usable at f/2 to f/2.8 and more than decent from f/4 onwards. The amount of vignetting leaves something to be desired at f/2 and also at f/2.8.
The Canon EF 35mm f/2 may not be the most sexy lens around but its performance is generally very solid. The resolution is very high and evenly distributed across the image field even at max. aperture. The amount of vignetting leaves something to be desired at f/2 - 1.1 f-stops is too much for a full format lens within the tested APS-C scope. That said it's not an issue anymore from f/2.8 onwards.
The Canon EF 35mm f/2 proved to be a decent lens with very good performance figures in all primary characteristics. There's a little quality penalty at its largest aperture setting where the resolution is a little on the soft side combined with relatively high vignetting but the peak performance at medium apertures is highly impressive.
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