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Canon EF 35 mm f/2 IS USM

20 February 2013
Szymon Starczewski

6. Distortion


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Full frame 35 mm lenses usually don’t have any distortion-related problems. On a small APS-D/DX sensor the measurements usually show slight barrel distortion (ranging from –0.5% to less than –1.0%) which increases to a range from –1% to almost –2% when you progress to full frame.

The Canon EF 35 mm f/2 IS USM compares here well. On the smaller detector its distortion reaches –0.65% and on full frame it gets to –1.34%.

50D, 35 mm
Canon EF 35 mm f/2 IS USM - Distortion
1Ds MkIII, 35 mm
Canon EF 35 mm f/2 IS USM - Distortion