nico77's reviews

  • Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    THE light. THE color.

    bought during a trip in Hongkong, instead of the 28/1.8 (I wanted a 28 because I used a 28 all the time on my film cameras) and the 35/2, after having read the messages on this website. I get used to the 35mm framing. Mostly because this lens brings trully the light I was waiting for. Colors are slightly different when closing the diaf. But I didn't meant it was bad! I prefer this lens at 1.4.
    This is a typical example of what you get with a 5D:
    After having tryed this lens I don't use anymore the 24-105L. In my current trip to Singapore and also in India, I only took this lens + 5D + a pair of leica's M6.

    When reading about this lens I was concerned about the vignetting on a full frame. actually there is another example at 1.4 with the 5D:
    As you can see you can notice it, but for me it is not at all a problem. Furthermore we usually like to add some vignetting in photoshop, right?

    I personnally just find it sad that people stick with zooms as the 24-70L and forget about this prime.
    This 1.4 aperture makes the difference, you can really work at night and also make nice portraits.
    THis one is a night one, it is not that good but makes my point:

    save, buy and enjoy!

    reviewed October 1st, 2008 (purchased for $1,150)