Canon Australia has announced the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM wide angle L-series lens. Designed in particlular for photojournalists, sports and wedding photographers, it’s the first lens to incorporate Canon’s newly developed Blue Spectrum Refractive optics.


The new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM wide angle L-series lens features the new Blue Spectrum Refractive optics (BR optics).  [Image below courtesy]


According to Canon the BR optics feature will “help significantly reduce chromatic aberration and produce sharper images via its ability to refract blue light. 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”.

EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM main features:
– Low-light performance and depth of field control
– wide-angle view with a natural perspective
– fast and quiet focusing
– shoot in tough conditions

The fast f/1.4, nine blade aperture can be used to control depth of field. It also helps photographers to continue shooting as light levels start to fade.

The EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens features a “ring-type ultrasonic motor to drive the extremely quick and near silent autofocus. A full time manual focusing ring allows you to make fine, real-time adjustments, whether shooting stills or movies.”

The robust body has advanced weather sealing and fluorine coatings to help protect the lens in poor weather conditions.

The EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM will be available in Australia from October 2015. Prices to be set at dealer discretion.