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Who owns & shoots both 35, 50, 85?

 
DonSantos
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Jun 18, 2011 21:53 as a reply to post 12617395 |  #16

I have the canon 35mm f2 | 50mm 1.4 | 85mm 1.8.

The 35mm is on my camera most of the time. The 85mm 1.8 second. I don't get much use of the 50mm 1.4.

I'm thinking of upgrading the the 35L but am waiting for the version II of it.


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Jun 19, 2011 03:42 as a reply to DonSantos's post |  #17

I had all three. I sold the 35 and 50L and still have the 85L. I will pick up another copy of the 35L as I miss it :-(.


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Jun 19, 2011 06:47 as a reply to pprice's post |  #18

Own all 3

35L and sigma 85mm are glued to a body. 50mm sits more and more especially since i got the 1D. 35L is one of those magical lens. On full frame it is unbelievable and on the 1D, almost 50mm field of view. Sp the 35L tends to camp on the 1D and the 85 tends to camp on the 5D2.

Save your $$ on the 85MM option. Sigma really is best in the class right now and 1/2 the price on the canon L


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Jun 19, 2011 06:55 |  #19

Thanks everyone for your comments, it seems like all three lenses really are different characters altogether. Strong ones at that.

I didn't understand one comment above that talked about one focal length's height in portrait being a good gauge of another focal length's height in landscape etc. Care to explain?

And indeed I am thinking of getting the Sigma 85. Can't possibly afford the 85L, not at this age and doing it on my own.


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Jun 19, 2011 07:23 |  #20

You can see from my sig that I own all three FLs....though some are Nikkors...and still prefer them to the zooms though the 28-105 covers all three and does the job well
...though I still shoot (with tht zoom) as if it I wee using primes...


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Jun 30, 2011 13:25 |  #21

i have the 24L ii, 35L, 50L & 85L. 24L is used the most followed by the 50L.


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Jun 30, 2011 13:40 |  #22

Own the Sigma trinity, and couldn't part with the 30, 50, 85 if you forced me too. I just find them all useful in various situations.


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Jun 30, 2011 13:43 |  #23

i have these three in zeiss, they all have different uses.


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Jun 30, 2011 13:54 as a reply to crazeazn's post |  #24

I've got the 35L, 50L, and the 85 1.8.

They may be close focal lengths, but they all have very distinct looks IMO and serve their own purpose. The 35 is probably my favorite and most used of the bunch with the 50 coming in closely behind.

As for the whole Sigma vs Canon debate on the 85. I was pretty sold on the Sigma 85 for a long time...but have been seeing a lot of discussion lately around focusing issues. Despite the fact that I've been very happy with the 1.8 aside from the fringing at 1.8...I am considering an upgrade to the L...or if I can find a Sigma locally that I can try out first...I may consider that option as well.


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Jun 30, 2011 14:03 as a reply to helloagain36's post |  #25

I have all 3 and on full frame I use the 35 little bit more than the 50. 85 does not get used as often as the other 2 but still get some use.




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Jun 30, 2011 14:20 |  #26

Vixen89 wrote in post #12683896external link
Own the Sigma trinity, and couldn't part with the 30, 50, 85 if you forced me too. I just find them all useful in various situations.

Sorry this is totally OT...but your signature cracks me!! :lol:

"60D | Stigma | Sigmalux | Kegma | Wigma | Skitty | The Ranger | Tokkie Fish |"

What's "The Ranger" and "Skitty"? :D


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Jun 30, 2011 14:30 |  #27

pridash wrote in post #12684091external link
Sorry this is totally OT...but your signature cracks me!! :lol:

"60D | Stigma | Sigmalux | Kegma | Wigma | Skitty | The Ranger | Tokkie Fish |"

What's "The Ranger" and "Skitty"? :D

Skitty - Sigma 17-70 OS

The Ranger - Canon 18-135 (gave it away to my friend for his birthday but now I'm going to get the Tamron 70-300 VC ! *has a name for that too*) xD


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Jun 30, 2011 15:58 |  #28

Ot. The names people give the sigma lenses are retarded.


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Jun 30, 2011 16:09 |  #29

silverpilot03 wrote in post #12616391external link
I too have all 3 (Ls fwiw), and the 50 seems to be stuck to my 5DII (at the moment). I just like the FL over the 35 and 85.

i agree. on a ff 50mm is just my go to lens. when i had my 1ds3 i had the 35L/85 siggy combo and while they were good lenses i just didn't care for the focal lengths too much. my next lens is going to be a CZ 100/2. everybody is different though i guess.




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Jun 30, 2011 16:23 |  #30

bigcountry wrote in post #12684675external link
Ot. The names people give the sigma lenses are retarded.

To you maybe, but I like humor in my life. :P


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