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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM, Continued

 
futureal33
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Oct 04, 2017 04:30 |  #7486

A blog I wrote about my (late to the party!) Canon 35L lens review – having previously used Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art and also the Canon 35mm f2.0 USM IS lenses – the 35L is a clear winner in my eyes – lots of pics taken with 35L at UK weddings

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johnandbentley
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Oct 04, 2017 07:29 as a reply to futureal33's post |  #7487

Admittedly did not read your blog as I have used this lens on loan several times from my brother in law, however, I did thoroughly enjoy your stash of amazing wedding photos throughout said blog. Really excellent work, thanks for sharing...cheers!


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Oct 04, 2017 17:30 |  #7488

futureal33 wrote in post #18465706 (external link)
A blog I wrote about my (late to the party!) Canon 35L lens review – having previously used Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art and also the Canon 35mm f2.0 USM IS lenses – the 35L is a clear winner in my eyes – lots of pics taken with 35L at UK weddings

https://www.nickenglis​hphotography.com ...w-by-wedding-photographer (external link)

Dude, holy crap you are good. I wish I knew how to edit like that. WOW


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anankyu
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Oct 04, 2017 21:03 as a reply to futureal33's post |  #7489

Great blog post! My experiences with the Sigma, 35 IS and 35L are similar to yours. Admittedly, I only rented the Sigma for a week, but the spotty AF was enough to deter me, regardless of how sharp my in-focus images were.

I absolutely enjoyed the 35 IS for traveling, and it was also in my bag for events. When comparing images between the two lenses, I found that the 35 IS seemed to resolve more detail to my eyes, but I like the overall rendering of the 35L - the colors, the focus fall off, bokeh, etc. I didn't have the budget to keep both lenses, so in the end I sacrificed the portability and IS of the newer 35 f2 for the older 35L.


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futureal33
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Oct 05, 2017 05:21 |  #7490

Thanks for the compliments! I honestly feel this lens has improved my photography! Maybe sub-consciously... but it gives me enormous confidence when it's attached to my camera - which is half the battle (sometimes!)


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Oct 21, 2017 15:30 |  #7491

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Oct 21, 2017 16:24 |  #7492

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Nov 21, 2017 15:47 |  #7493

Spectacular SoCal Sunset...

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Always love shooting the sunsets during winter... Mother nature always showcases them during this timeframe... Thx Firehouse (Rich) for the invite to shoot the sunset!!! 1DX + 35L... Lee 0.9 ND and Lee 0.9 GND Filter (stacked)... ISO 100, f/14 @ 61 second exposure... On a side note... There was a drone flying around Ruby Restaurant at the far end of the pier... It left a nice light trail during my long exposure... THX DRONE!!! Heehehhe...

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tslclick
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Nov 24, 2017 21:37 |  #7494

Can't believe I was here the same time as you (up above), Wow. Took this from the other side. Huntington Beach Pier

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TheAndyMan
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Nov 25, 2017 17:56 |  #7495

I’m so tempted to pull the trigger on one of these lenses, ever since I first joined this site and looked through this thread I loved the ‘look’ of the images it produces. I think I’m at the point where the absolute sharpness doesn’t matter to me as much anymore as the overall feel of an image. I generally like shooting with a 50mm but I’d also like something wider.

Also the above blog has some beautiful images and the information that confirms to me what I’m expecting from using one.




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AdamwantsanSX1is
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Nov 25, 2017 19:01 as a reply to TheAndyMan's post |  #7496

Several years ago I upgraded from my nifty 50 and bought this exact lens based on the amazing photos in this thread.

A word of caution—the photos in this thread tend to be posted by professionals. All sorts post in the nifty 50 thread.

In my case, my new lens did not make me a better photographer, and the only improvement I could see was better bokeh and sometimes better color.

I sold the 35 and kept the nifty 50. As an amateur, I find that my friends are impressed with the quality of photos I get from the nifty 50, especially since the lens is so small and unassuming to begin with. They chalk it up to my skill. When I use bigger lenses, my friends think the images look good because of the fancy equipment.

I learned my lesson and now I try to rent equipment before I buy anything.


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TheAndyMan
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Nov 26, 2017 00:50 as a reply to AdamwantsanSX1is's post |  #7497

Interesting, thanks for the input and it’s a fair point you make about it being mainly down to the skill if the photographers that post in here. It’s a nifty fifty that I shoot with too currently, that’s the widest lens I own that will fit on my 1d4, I’ve considered things like the 35mm f2 (old version and new) because as a hobbiest I don’t earn any money from photography, I do struggle to justify that the difference would be very noticeable. Would I ever be fully satisfied though or would I always be wishing I’d spent that bit more (used prices) and got what I really wanted?

Would be interesting to rent both together to see the difference for myself but I find rental quite an expensive option for the limited amount of time I’d get to use them.

Sorry I’m blabbering on, I’ll let it return to a lens sample thread again now!




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airbutchie
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Nov 28, 2017 16:24 |  #7498

AdamwantsanSX1is wrote in post #18504084 (external link)
A word of caution—the photos in this thread tend to be posted by professionals. All sorts post in the nifty 50 thread.

Challenge accepted... Hehehehe... I'll use my 5D classic and my Nifty Fifty to shoot landscapes and such... Gear is gear... How you maximize its potential can sway from being an amateur to a professional...

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TheAndyMan
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Dec 15, 2017 14:13 |  #7499

Well I splashed out. Time will tell if it was the right call but I got a great condition used one for a good price so at least if I don't get in with it I can sell it on and not make too much of a loss.

Still trying to adjust to the very narrow depth of field, I didn't used to shoot with my nifty fifty wide open very much as it was pretty soft so it going to take some getting used to. Hope to be contributing more that just cat pictures to this thread soon.




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tslclick
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Dec 15, 2017 23:09 |  #7500

Geminid Meteor Shower

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