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Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM

83points

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro

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27 facts in comparison

Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM vs Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro

Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro

Why is Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM better than Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro?

  • 22.22% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/1.4 vs1.8f
  • Has a metal mount
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  • 0.4f wider aperture at maximum focal length
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    1.4fvs1.8f
  • Front element doesn't rotate
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  • Is a wide angle lens
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  • Is a normal lens
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Why is Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro better than Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM?

  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • 0.13m shorter minimum focus distance
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    0.17mvs0.3m
  • Has rounded aperture blades
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  • 275g lighter
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    305gvs580g
  • 1 more aperture blades
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    9vs8
  • 0.32x Better magnification factor
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    0.5xvs0.18x
  • Is a macro lens
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Price comparison

Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM

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$719.99

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Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM AmazonCanon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens, Lens O...Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens, Lens Only
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$1,799.00
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM AmazonCanon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens...Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens
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$599.00
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM AmazonCanon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens (Renewe...Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens (Renewed)
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$1,868.98
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM AmazonCanon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens (9523B0...Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens (9523B002) + AOM Pro Bundle - International Version
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$1,784.96
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM AmazonCanon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM - DSLR Lens ...Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM - DSLR Lens with IS Capability, Black - 2271C002
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$1,599.00
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM AmazonCanon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide Angle Lens...Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide Angle Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - White Box (New) (Bulk Packaging) (Renewed)
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$1,349.00
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM AmazonCanon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Wide Angle L...Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Wide Angle Lens - Fixed (Renewed)
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$1,489.95
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM AmazonCanon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Wide Angle L...Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Wide Angle Lens - Fixed - 2750B002 , Black
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$1,549.00
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM AmazonFotasy Dedicated Bayonet Lens Hood for C...Fotasy Dedicated Bayonet Lens Hood for Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, Canon 35mm 1.4L II USM Lens Hood, Canon 35mm 1.4 L II Lens Hood, Replacement of Canon EW-77B Lens Hood
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$6.29

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro

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Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro AmazonCanon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens, B...Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens, Black - 2973C002
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$499.00
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro AmazonMetal Lens Hood for RF 35mm F1.8 Macro i...Metal Lens Hood for RF 35mm F1.8 Macro is STM, RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro is STM Lens on Canon EOS RP R R5 R6, Replaces EW-52 Hood
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$13.99
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro AmazonLens Hood (Wide Angle Design) Compatible...Lens Hood (Wide Angle Design) Compatible with Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 is Macro STM
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$29.95
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro AmazonJJC LH-EW52 Metal Screw-in Lens Hood for...JJC LH-EW52 Metal Screw-in Lens Hood for Canon RF 35mm f1.8 Macro IS STM Lens, Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Lens hood, Metal hood for Canon RF 35mm 1.8 Macro, replacement of Canon EW-52 lens hood
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$13.99
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro AmazonCanon RF 35mm f/1.8 is Macro STM Lens, B...Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 is Macro STM Lens, Black - 2973C002 (International Model) (Renewed)
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$521.98
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro AmazonCanon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro is STM Lens
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$633.00
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro AmazonCanon RF 35mm f/1.8 is Macro STM Lens (R...Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 is Macro STM Lens (Renewed)
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$569.00
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro Amazon35mm Screw-in Lens Hood Shade for RF 35m...35mm Screw-in Lens Hood Shade for RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro is STM Lens on EOS R RP R5 R6 Replaces EW-52 Hood Allows to Attach a 52mm Filter & Lens Cap
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$13.99
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro AmazonCanon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera (B...Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) and RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens, Black
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$2,298.00

General info

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a metal mount
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
A metal mount is generally superior to a plastic mount as it is more durable.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
5.Front element doesn't rotate
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
The front element doesn’t rotate. This is important if you use filters, as some such as polarising or gradient filters have to be orientated a certain way.
6.weight

580g

305g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
7.Is a wide angle lens
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
A wide angle lens is great for capturing larger areas of a scene, such as when doing architectural or landscape photography.
8.Includes lens hood
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.
9.has or is a prime lens
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).
At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).
A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.Has rounded aperture blades
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.
The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.
A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Focus

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.
2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.
3.Can focus to infinity
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Many lenses allow you to focus to infinity. This is essential when you wish to take photos including far off objects, such as when shooting landscapes, in order to make sure everything is sharp and in focus.
4.Has focus motor
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.
5.Has full-time manual focus
Canon EF 35mm F/1.4L USM
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

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