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| Re: Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS reviewed by DxO Labs |
I think a less-heralded application of an IS lens at this range is the ability to stop down in low light, a major advantage over the 1.4 lenses. Say you want an architecture shot in near darkness? On a 1.4, say the exposure is 1/40s, f1.4, ISO 6400, but your DOF is rather limiting. On this 35 lens, no problem: 1/5s, f4, ISO 6400. The DOF works much nicer now.
Or if you want to take of advantage of the 35 IS's best-in-class MFD, you can get decent closeup not-really-macro shots with more than a sliver in focus in low light.