Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

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EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

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Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

A fast 35mm prime lens for photographers shooting hand held in low light

A 35mm prime lens with a four-stop Image Stabilizer and f/2 maximum aperture – ideal for low-light photography. Ultrasonic AF is fast and accurate. An aspherical lens element boosts image quality.

  • Up to four stops of image stablisation
  • Fast f/2 maximum aperture
  • Ultrasonic AF for quick and accurate focusing
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Eight-bladed aperture for smooth bokeh
  • Moulded glass elements for consistent sharpness
  • 0.24m minimum focus distance

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A natural wide-angle view

Offering a natural perspective and a wider angle of view, the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is a good alternative standard lens to a traditional 50mm optic when used on a full-frame DSLR. On EOS cameras with APS-C sized sensors it gives an angle of view similar to a 56mm lens.

Image stabilisation for low-light shooting

Shoot hand held in low-light conditions using shutter speeds that are up to four stops slower than usually recommended. Image Stabilizer (IS) technology detects automatically when a photographer is panning to follow moving objects and switches off stablisation in this direction.

Large f/2 maximum aperture

Shooting with apertures as wide as f/2 enables photographers to work with shallow depth of field. Enjoy a bright viewfinder image and use relatively fast shutter speeds even in dim conditions.

Advanced autofocus

Enjoy fast, near-silent autofocus thanks to a ring-type ultrasonic AF motor. Stay in control with full-time manual focus override.

Sophisticated optical design

An aspherical lens element maximises image quality while a eight-bladed aperture diaphragm delivers smooth, out-of-focus bokeh. The EF 35mm f/2 IS USM focuses down to 0.24m, letting you get close to your subjects.

Compact design

Small enough to always warrant a place in your bag, the EF 35mm f/2 IS USM is perfect for reportage and street photography.

Product Specification


Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 63°, 38°, 54°
Lens construction (elements/groups) 10/8
No. of diaphragm blades 8
Minimum aperture 22
Closest focussing distance (m) 0.24
Maximum magnification (x) 0.24
Distance Information Provided
Image stabilizer 4 stops
AF actuator Ring USM¹


Filter diameter (mm) 67
Max. diameter x length (mm) 77.9x 62.6
Weight (g) 335


Lens Cap E-67 II
Lens hood EW-72
Lens case/pouch LP1116
Magnification Extension Tube EF12 II 0.60-0.36
Magnification Extension Tube EF25 II 1.04-0.79
Extender Compatiblity Not compatible
AF actuator ¹ Full time Manual focus

Accessories & Supplies

Extension Tube EF 12 II

When used with selected lenses, this 12mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

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  • Extension Tube EF 25 II

    When used with selected lenses, this 25mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

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  • Lens hood EW-72

    Prevent stray light from entering a lens, keeping unwanted glare from affecting your photos.

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  • Lens Cap E-67II

    Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

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  • Dust Cap E

    Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

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  • Polarising Filter PL-C B 67mm

    A polarising filter for lenses with a 67mm diameter filter thread.

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  • Protect Filter 67mm

    Protects the front element of lenses from dirt and damage. Fits lenses with a filter thread of 67mm.

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  • Lens pouch LP1116

    Protective soft case for selected EF lenses.

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  • Macrolite Adapter 67

    Allows Canon Macro twin lite or Macro ring lite flashes to be used with lenses having a filter-thread diameter of 67mm.

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