Experienced photographers know that wide-aperture, wide-angle lenses like this Canon EF 35mm f/2 have a usefulness that is only exceeded by their image quality. Add Canon's image stabilization to the recipe — assisted by ultra-quiet USM autofocusing — and you have a lens that's perfect for shooting indoors with available light. On full-frame cameras, you'll likely get most of the room in the picture without the need for a flash unit, and on an APS-C sensor camera, your field-of-view will be similar to that of your own eye.
Of course, this lens will excel in outdoor situations as well. With Canon's legendary high-quality optical elements and the elegantly uncomplicated construction of a fixed focal length lens, you'll keep your subjects sharp and clear while creating lush, creamy out-of-focus backgrounds when the aperture is set wide. Try this lens at a small party for candids you'll enjoy for a lifetime.