Got this lens today, tested it right away, took about a hundred or so shots.. very impressed, faster focus than the 50 1.8 MK2. Great contrasty images! Bokeh pleasant and not harsh at all. Build quality is great given the price, but could have come with a hood? focus is spot on. Using it on a 600D. Havnt tried it on a FF yet..
October 26, 2012
I upgraded to this lens recently after the kit lens my dad and I have been sharing for almost 10 years now totally broke. It was definitely time for an update because I needed a good lens to go with my new Canon 60D. I'm really pleased with this lens because you get a lot for a relatively small price tag. A complaint I've heard about this lens is how noisy the focus ring is, which is true it's pretty loud but I've gotten used to it at this point. It focuses very quickly and produces pretty sharp images. You do lose sharpness wide open but that expected. I love how the focus grip doesn't effect the focus when you're in auto focus mode. You don't have to worry at all about bumping the lens and damaging the focus, which is actually a reason why my old lens broke. Overall I'm super pleased with this lens.
October 8, 2012
EF 35/2 is a great buy, for the price I was not expecting the image quality this lens delivers - very sharp wide open, and it only gets better stopped down. Bokeh is usually very smooth, however stopped down a bit the iris opening makes for visible pentagrams if there's pinpoint highlights in the out of focus area; doesn't bother me at all, but some may find it objectionable. Flare is decently controled, chromatic aberation is visible at wide apertures but less trouble than some other comparable optics I've shot. AF speed is plenty fast though a little noisy. Small size, light weight, and respectable build make this lens handle well. I love it!
September 2, 2012
Great for macro.
Just took this lens to Alaska and on a cruise ship. Great for flowers and moss pictures. Of course good for portraits, but the best thing was being able to limit the use of your flash, due to the f2.0. I love this lens!
August 10, 2012