Canon brings into PH its first lens to use BR optics

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Canon users in the Philippines with DSLRs and Cinema EOS units can now avail of the EF35mm f/1.4L II USM, the successor model to the EF35mm f/1.4L USM, which has been popular with both professional and advanced amateur photographers since its launch a decade ago.


The EF35mm f/1.4L II USM is the first model to use Blue Spectrum Refractive optics (BR optics), an optical element capable of achieving a new level of sharpness by reducing chromatic aberration when combined with concave and convex lenses.

This capability enables the lens to render superb image quality and performance, making full use of the brightness of a large aperture.

?With the new EF35mm f/1.4L II USM, we?ve utilized cutting-edge imaging technology to enhance the performance of our flagship lens to deliver even greater image quality that photographers today demand,? said Vinchy Sanchez, director for consumer group of Canon Marketing Philippines.

?With its versatility and good focal length on both full-frame and APS-C cameras, the EF35mm f/1.4L II USM is expected to deliver brilliant images ranging from portraiture to landscape photography, and even in low-light settings.?

BR optics is capable of correcting chromatic aberration, thus significantly reducing color fringing, a common occurrence found in large-diameter lenses.

In addition to BR optics, the lens is made up of two aspherical lenses and a UD lens, which helps it achieve high image quality across the entire image frame from edge-to-edge.

Coupled with anti-reflectivity qualities of SubWavelength Structure Coating (SWC), flaring and ghosting issues common with wide-angle lenses can be suppressed to produce images of higher quality.

Photographers can also achieve more attractive bokeh effects with the newly designed 9-blade circular aperture.

With its powerful lens composition, the EF35mm f/1.4L II USM is capable of delivering enhanced maximum magnification (from 0.18x to 0.21x).

By reducing the minimum focusing distance from 0.3m to 0.28m, users will be able to get closer to subjects and shoot more dramatic close-ups. In tighter frames, small subjects can be captured more intimately while preserving intricate details.


The EF35mm f/1.4L II USM has been designed for high functionality and durability with high-grade materials. The lens elements have been reinforced with a fluorine coating, which protects the lens from natural elements such as moisture, oil and dust.

The high level of water and dust resistance makes the EF35mm f/1.4L II USM a durable companion for rigorous use among professionals.

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