Canon 35mm f/1.4L

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Very close to the 85L in sharpness and contrast, the 35mm f/1.4L is Canon’s sharpest and fastest lens in the “moderately wide” category. It’s superb for landscapes, group portraits, and street photography.

Yeah, we know you have this focal length covered with a really good zoom. But there’s just something special about the images created with this lens.

Roger Cicala

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Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

This is the wide angle member of the Holy Trinity of L prime lenses: the 35 f/1.4, 85 f/1.2, and 135 f/2.0. It’s one of the older designs in Canon’s lineup but still nearly flawless: sharp even in the edges, contrasty, and has smooth out-of-focus highlights. I find myself trying to find a way to frame a shot at this focal length, just so I can use this lens. If you’ve ever asked the question “why would you shoot with a prime lens when zooms are so much more convenient” this lens will demonstrate the answer for you.

However, from a pure resolution standpoint it has now been passed up by the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens, which is sharper both in the center and along the edges and corners. The Canon remains a bit more predictable, though, both in autofocus accuracy and bokeh.
April, 2013

Filter Size
72mm (nonrotating front element)
1.3 lb
Minimum Focusing Distance
1 foot
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
63 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Rear focusing, nonrotating, USM motor, full-time manual
Aperture Blades
8 curved, octragonal shape
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare resistance
Minimal ghosting, mild to moderate contrast loss
Canon EF
Crop, Full frame
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LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $6.00 $39.00 $45.00 $15.00
4 days $6.00 $42.00 $48.00 $12.00
7 days $8.00 $56.00 $64.00 $9.14
10 days $11.00 $76.00 $87.00 $8.70
14 days $14.00 $98.00 $112.00 $8.00
21 days $19.00 $132.00 $151.00 $7.19
30 days $24.00 $165.00 $189.00 $6.30
45 days $31.00 $216.00 $247.00 $5.49
60 days $36.00 $252.00 $288.00 $4.80
90 days $46.00 $325.00 $371.00 $4.12
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $39.00 $13.00
4 days $42.00 $10.50
7 days $56.00 $8.00
10 days $76.00 $7.60
14 days $98.00 $7.00
21 days $132.00 $6.29
30 days $165.00 $5.50
45 days $216.00 $4.80
60 days $252.00 $4.20
90 days $325.00 $3.61

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