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35L, 85L, 24-70?

 
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May 11, 2018 10:45 |  #1

Ok, so I sold both my 85 1.8 and 24-70 V1 in order to upgrade both lenses. However, I am now rethinking the move and wondering if any of you have used the 35L and 35Lii? Is there that big of a difference between the two? I am definitely planning on the new 85 1.4, but am up in the air over the 24-70 vs. the 35L. Not trying to compare the two head to head, just wondering if I am going the prime route would the 35L (either version-and yes I have seen numerous threads on the f2 model) be a good fit. I could see using this lens for seniors and portraits. I have the 16-35 f4 and on a recent Europe trip the lens seemed to be at 35mm a good portion of the time.

Not sure if I want to entertain any third party lenses, as I had a bad run with Sigma back in the film days and just decided to stick with canon even though most of the time there is a great cost difference.


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May 11, 2018 11:36 |  #2

It's hard to talk a prime lover into zooms, and equally hard to talk a zoom guy into primes. Which are you?

Do you think you'll benefit from the increased aperture of the 35L? That's the big selling point for it over the 24-70.


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May 11, 2018 11:52 |  #3

I am a zoom guy and with today's newer bodies am quite happy with f/2.8 for my photography.


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May 11, 2018 12:19 as a reply to  @ kmilo's post |  #4

Actually I was very happy with the 24-70 I had, just wanted the newer model, and just keeping my options open. I guess my only real issue would be the fact that I would have to keep changing lenses if I wanted a close up shot as I believe the 35 would allow a lot of distortion, but I have nothing to back that up.


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May 12, 2018 06:00 |  #5

dmead516 wrote in post #18623900 (external link)
Actually I was very happy with the 24-70 I had, just wanted the newer model, and just keeping my options open. I guess my only real issue would be the fact that I would have to keep changing lenses if I wanted a close up shot as I believe the 35 would allow a lot of distortion, but I have nothing to back that up.

I have the Canon 24-70II and I couldn't be happier with it. It is the best zoom lens I've ever owned. Just my two cents worth.


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May 14, 2018 07:34 |  #6

I owned the 35L for a couple of years and recently sold it with the intention of buying the 35L II. The vII that I rented was sharper and had a little more contrast. I've tried the fast zooms but I guess that I like the brighter viewfinder and lighter weight of the primes. I recently purchased the 85/1.4 and will probably wait on a used 35L II later in the summer.


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