Next up in the Gear Series is the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L lens. It was my Christmas present to myself and it has certainly been worth every penny. This lens is quickly becoming one of my go-to prime lenses and I absolutely love it. It’s the perfect medium between my wide angle 24mm prime and my standard 50mm prime. It’s wide without the distortion that the 24mm can have sometimes, so it has been a really versatile lens for me and my brand.
This lens renders beautiful color, gorgeous bokeh, and it’s both super fast and sharp. In fact, I’d venture to say that it’s the sharpest lens that I own! I love this lens for both wedding + pet photography because it really is a great story-telling lens. I can shoot in close quarters and still get a lot of the scene in my frame. For pet portraits, I just adore this lens because it allows me to stay close but still get a wide angle feel to the photo. It works perfectly for my shooting style and in fact, if I’m running out of the house and need an all purpose lens, most of the time I’m using the 35mm now. Sorry 50mm! You’ve got serious competition in the favorites department!
I don’t think I could say enough great things about this lens. It just really works for me + I love this focal length. Please check out some of my favorite images that I’ve taken with this lens so far.