Here is a quick review and comparison for the CanonEF 35mm f/1.4L vs EF 35mm f/1.4L II wide-angle prime lenses for full-frame Canon DSLRs.
To see the difference between Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L vs EF 35mm f/1.4L II lenses we have put together Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L vs EF 35mm f/1.4L II vs 35mm f/2 IS specs comparison table below.
The EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM ($1,799 – Amazon |B&H | Adorama) wide-angle prime lens is the world’s first lens to boast the company’s exclusive Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics technology. It features a total of 14 elements, two of which are aspherical and the other being ‘Super UD’.
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L ($1,099 – Amazon | B&H | Adorama) features 11 elements in 9 groups with a filter size of 72mm.
Specifications Comparison of Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L vs EF 35mm f/1.4L II Lenses
Here’s the MTF chart comparison between the old and new lenses.
|Features||35/1.4 L II||35/1.4 L||35mm f/2 IS|
|Barrel||Plastic||Metal and plastic||Plastic|
|Instant Manual Override?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Maximum Repro Ratio||1:4.76||1:5.5|
|Diaphragm||9 blades||8 blades||8 blades|
|Weight||“26.8 oz. 760g”||“20.5 oz. 582 g”||“11.9 oz. 336 g”|