Inﬁnity compensation mark
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EF35mm f/2 IS USM is a wide-angle single focus lens that provide high
“IS” stands for Image Stabilizer.
“USM” stands for Ultrasonic Motor.
● Do not look at the sun or a bright light source through the lens
or camera. Doing so could result in loss of vision.
Looking at the sun directly through the lens is especially hazardous.
Whether it is attached to the camera or not, do not leave the
lens under the sun without the lens cap attached.
This is to
prevent the lens from concentrating the sun’s rays, which could cause
If the lens is taken from a cold environment into a warm one,
condensation may develop on the lens surface and internal
To prevent condensation in this case, ﬁrst put the lens into an
airtight plastic bag before taking it from a cold to warm environment.
Then take out the lens after
it has warmed gradually. Do the same
when taking the lens from a warm environment into a cold one.
Do not leave the lens in excessive heat such as in a car in direct
High temperatures can cause the lens to malfunction.
Conventions used in this instruction
Warning to prevent lens or camera malfunction or damage.
Supplementary notes on using the lens and taking pictures.
1. Mounting and Detaching the Lens
See your camera’s instructions for details on mounting and
detaching the lens.
After detaching the lens, place the lens with the rear end up to
prevent the lens surface and contacts from getting scratched.
If the contacts get soiled, scratched, or have ﬁngerprints on
them, corrosion or faulty connections can result. The camera
and lens may not operate properly.
If the contacts get soiled or have ﬁngerprints on them, clean
them with a soft cloth.
If you remove the lens, cover it with the dust cap. To attach it
properly, align the lens mount index and the
index of the dust
cap, and turn clockwise
. To remove it, reverse the order.
2. Setting the Focus Mode
To shoot in autofocus (AF) mode, set the focus mode switch to AF
To shoot in manual focus (MF) mode, set the focus mode switch to MF,
and focus by turning the focusing ring. The focusing ring always works,
regardless of the focus mode
After autofocusing in ONE SHOT AF mode, focus manually by
pressing the shutter button halfway and turning the focusing ring.
(Full-time manual focus)
3. Inﬁnity Compensation Mark
To compensate for shifting of the inﬁnity focus point that results from
changes in temperature.
The inﬁnity position at normal temperature is the point at which the
vertical line of the distance scale L mark is aligned with the distance
For accurate manual focusing of subjects at inﬁnity, look through
the viewﬁnder or look at the magniﬁed image* on the LCD screen
while rotating the focusing ring.
* For cameras with Live View shooting capability.
Focus mode switch
Image Stabilizer switch
Lens mount index
EF35mm f/2 IS USM