Canon 35mm Prime Lens Solutions

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The Canon EF lens mount was first announced in 1987 and subsequently turned into the prevailing mount for the entire Canon EOS line both SLR film and DSLR digital cameras. The acronym EF means "Electro-Focus": EF lens auto focusing is conducted by an in-the-lens dedicated electric motor. From a mechanical standpoint it' a bayonet-type mount, and all data transmission between lens and camera occurs by electrical contact; there is no mechanical interaction

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Canon established the EF-S mount in 2003, an offshoot of the Canon EF mount created strictly for 1.6x crop factor digital EOS cameras. Although an EF lens may be mounted on an EF-S cropped image body, an EF-S lens cannot be fitted to an EF body. An EF-M Lens Mount Adapter from canon allows you to attach EF & EF-S Canon lenses to the digital Canon EOS-M mirrorless camera, which features a Canon EF-M lens mount. It operates fully with every lens function, including autofocus and image stabilization.

STM stands for Stepper Motor and is a applied to a new range of Canon lenses which feature a new design of focus motors which, along with a new iris mechanism are designed to eliminate (auditory) noise during video recording.

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Professional Zooms Compared to Primes

Although a f/2.8 zoom lens for professionals is 4 times faser than an f5.6 zoom for consumers, a f/1.4 prime is 4 times faster than an f/2.8 zoom.. Proficient photographers need to re-think using a fast prime lens. Probie shooters first acquire some experience with a entry level prime and zoom lenses, to allow them to choose if they want to employ f/2.8 zooms or f/1.4 primes.

The top performing lenses are primes, and not zooms, although there are some excellent zooms. Also rated highly are macro lenses.  Jan 31, 2011 ✓

Macro Lenses bring small things into full-sized view, select from one of the lenses in this category. Macro lenses can uncover detail that would be impossible to detect by the eye and give new perspective to extremely minute subjects such as insects or the petals of a small flower.

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Can you use an older lens on a D-SLR Camera?

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Canon Fixed Length Prime Lenses

Fisheye Macro Wide Angle Normal Telephoto Perspective Control

Canon EF-M Lenses (Canon Mirrorless Cameras)
Canon has two prime lenses and four zoom lenses, specifically designed for the EOS M camera. The kit lens is the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM and the other is an 1855mm f/3.55.6 IS STM.
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM
Announced May 10, 2016 Canon EF-M
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Canon EF-M Lens Mount Adapter
EF-M Lens Mount Adapter allows you to attach EF & EF-S Canon lenses to the digital Canon EOS-M mirrorless camera
Canon EF-S Mount Prime Lenses (for 1.6 Cropped Sensor Cameras)
An offshoot of the EF mounting system, Canon added the EF-S lens support, in 2003, designed only for EOS digital cameras featuring a 1.6x crop produced after 2003. Any other Canon EOS camera that features an EF mount only will not permit mounting of EF-S lenses.
Canon EF-S 18-f/35mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
Canon EF-S 18-f/35mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM
Announced Feb 18, 2016 Telephoto zoom lens Canon EF-S $599
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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens

 Announced Sep 15, 2014
Canon EF Mount Prime Lenses (Both Full Frame and APS-C Cameras
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
 Updated Dec 30, 2012 ✓
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM 
Sep 25, 2011 ✓
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
Feb 7, 2012  ✓
Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM Lens
Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM
Announced Aug 27, 2015 Canon EF 9523B002 
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Canon EF 35mm f/2.0
Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 Fast wide-angle lens.
Typical Internet Price $330.  
May 31, 2011

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Canon EF 40mm F2.8 STM
June 8, 2012 ✓ 
Canon EF 1.4X II Extender
Canon Life-Size Converter EF
The Canon Converter EF is dedicated exclusively to the 50mm f2.5 Macro lens.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Announced May 11, 2015 Prime lens Canon EF $125 - $132
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Updated 01/02/2011 ✓

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM  ✓
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM.
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM  
Sep 25, 2011 ✓
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM  
Sep 25, 2011 ✓
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
May 14, 2013
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens  
Announced Sep 15, 2014

Canon 500mm F/4L IS II USM Lens

Canon 500mm F/4L IS II USM  Feb 7,  2011 ✓

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Refreshed Canon 600mm Super-telephoto Lens
The 600mm F/4L will sell for $11,999.00  Feb 7,  2011 ✓
Canon TS Tilt Shift Lenses
Tilt Shift - These lenses expand photographic possibilities. Tilt movements allow you to obtain a wide depth of field even at the maximum aperture and still keep the entire subject in focus. Shift movements correct the trapezoidal effect seen in pictures taken of tall objects, so as not to distort the subject.
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Lens
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L lens expands shooting possibilities exponentially on EOS Digital cameras.
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Lens
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Version 2 Wide Angle Lens with Full Frame/35mm Coverage and Movements
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Lens
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Normal lens featuring tilt and shift movements.
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Lens
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8  Well suited for applications ranging from portraiture to product shots.

USM = Ultrasonic Motor. Ring.  USM motors are silent and manual focus (FTM = Full Time Manual) is possible without switching out of autofocus. Micro USM motors are quiet, but do not allow full time manual focus.

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