Canon's EF 35mm f/2 IS standard prime lens adds optical IS to a rear focusing system and ring-type ultra sonic motor (USM) for quick and quiet autofocus.

Brand: Canon
Product Code: 5178B005AA
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The Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 IS USM Standard Prime LensPRIME LENSA photographic lens used as an (1) alternative, fixed focal length alternative to a zoom lens or, (2) more traditionally, as the primary lens in a combination lens system. In the first sense, a prime lens is known for having a larger maximum aperture and consequently offers greater shutter speeds, having advanced optics and weighing less than zoom lenses, albeit less flexible, because of their simpler construction with less moving parts. In the second sense, a prime lens refers to the primary lens when paired with other optical devices. A prime lens's focal length is fixed and the photographer is required to move closer or further to achieve the correct image composition. adds optical Image Stabilisation (IS) to a rear focusing system and ring-type Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) for not only quick and quiet autofocus, but steadier shots in low-light conditions.

Optimsed lens coatings

Optimised lens coatings help ensure exceptional color balance while minimising ghosting, and full-time access to manual focus is provided while in autofocus (AF) mode allowing you to quickly switch between the two as you need them.

Precise, quick and quiet autofocus

The lens' ring-type Ultra Sonic Motor (USM), rear focusing system, and high-speed CPU (with optimised AF algorithms) ensure that you experience quick, quiet and precise autofocusing whenever you need it. Its circular eight bladed diaphragm gives pleasing, soft background effects, and a Glass Molded (GMo) aspherical lens element ensures you'll have higher image quality and performance out to the edges of the frame. Adjust focus using either autofocus (AF), or full-time manual focus, without having to switch modes or change camera settings. It also allows for shooting in darker environments, and lowering shutter speedSHUTTER SPEEDAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Shutter speed is the length of time that a single frame is exposed for, more specifically how fast the shutter opens and closes to permit light entering the lens, to reach the sensor. A slow shutter speed means a longer exposure time useful for motion blur like the silky look of flowing water, whereas a fast shutter speed means a shorter exposure time useful for freezing the appearance of motion in images like a hummingbird in flight. It is measured in seconds starting at 1 second and halving our doubling in time. For example: 1/2s, 1/4s and 1/8s are all fractions of a second with 1/2s being the longest exposure time, 1/4s half of that and 1/8s another half etc.s up to four stops, than you otherwise could get without IS.


  • EF mount lens
  • ApertureAPERTUREAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Aperture refers to an opening inside the lens, similar to the iris of your eye, that changes in diameter to control the amount of light that enters a camera. Aperture is expressed in f-stops: the lower the number, the larger the aperture, e.g. f/1.4 is larger than f/8. A larger (or wider) aperture allows more light to pass through the lens to the sensor (film) as a picture is taken, particularly useful in low-light conditions. A larger aperture also produces a shallower depth-of-field, and thus more background blur. range: f/2-22
  • Glass molded aspherical element (GMo)
  • Optical image stabilisation
  • Ultrasonic AF motor & rear focusing
  • Manual focus override
  • Micro-stepping drive
  • Low-speed focus drive for video
  • Minimum focusing distance: 9.48"
  • Eight blade circular aperture


Focal Length
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Barrel Type
Plastic barrel
Camera Mount
Canon EF, metal mount
Full Time Manual Focus
Minimum Focus Distance
Internal Focus
Image Stabilization
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  • Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens
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