Canon Announces Brand New Wide Angle EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens

Earlier this morning, Canon announced the successor to the legendary EF 35mm f/1.4L USM, - the new 35mm f/1.4L II - the lens is the world’s first to feature Canon’s newly developed Blue Spectrum Refractive optics (BR optics) ensuring sensational image quality across a diverse range of scenes from news and sports scenes to weddings.

Together with Canon’s high performance lens coatings, including Subwavelength Structure Coating, the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM delivers results with improved contrast and minimal flare and ghosting.


The new 35mm f1.4L II will nicely compliment the existing L series range which have been extremely popular not just for professional and enthusiast photographers but also cinematographers using DSLR's and large sensor digital cameras like the Canon EOS C100 Mark II and C300. The L series optics from Canon offer world class image quality and built quality to match. Canon L-series lenses can also be adapted and used with third party cameras and camcorders like the PXW-FS7 and A7s from Sony due to the short flange distance of Sony's E-mount system via an appropriate adapter.

So whatever you're camera, you can benefit from the optical quality and robust design of the new 35mm f1.4L II L-series lens.


A wide-angle 35mm focal length is ideal for photographing a subject in its environment, while retaining a natural perspective similar to the human eye.

A wide f/1.4 maximum aperture allows discreet, hand-held photography even when ambient light is poor. The EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM also lets photographers isolate subjects against a blurred background, despite the lens’s wide-angle focal length.

Blue Spectrum Refractive optics guard against colour fringing and allow the lens to deliver incredible sharpness right across the frame.

USM autofocus is fast and virtually silent in operation, allowing instant manual adjustment without the need to change focusing mode.

Weather sealing guards against dust and moisture, while Canon L-series construction adds durability and gives you confidence. A fluorine coating on the lens’s front element protects it from dirt and makes cleaning easier


Natural, reportage-style images for professional photographers Perfect for capturing images with a documentary feel, using its wide 35mm fixed focal length, the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM is the ultimate choice for photojournalists, sports and wedding photographers alike.

Flagship L-series design and build Designed to withstand challenging shooting environments and prolonged use, the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM boasts the iconic design and build DNA associated with Canon’s flagship L-series lenses. Advanced weather sealing and fluorine coatings help protect the lens against adverse weather conditions and the robust body ensures durability.

“As the world leader in production of interchangeable lenses, having produced over 110 million EF lenses since 1987, it is with great excitement that we now introduce a revolutionary new technology to add to Canon’s unequaled optical heritage when it comes to chromatic aberration correction,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We continually strive to achieve the ideal lens performance, which has driven the development of Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics, found in the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens. This technology is yet another ‘first’ in optical design introduced by Canon to enhance the performance of our lenses for our customers.”

Pricing at the moment is set at £1799 and the lens is set to be available in October. We are taking pre-orders at the moment and for all your Canon needs get in touch with our Canon specialists at 0208 977 1222.