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Canon 24-70 f2.8 vs Canon 35mm 1.4

 
maximus_73
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there are pros and cons about these lenses:
Pros 35L:
1. 35L is a bit sharper and 24-70L
2. 35L has larger aperture f/1.4
3. 35L is lighter

Cons 35L:
1. 35L you must use your feet to zoom at 24mm - 70mm, but sometimes I found myself running out of spaces to use my feet at the widest angle. :D
2. if you don't like to use your feet than buy more prime lenses to cover these distance.

Forget people mention about issue found on 24-70 - this is really irrelevant. There are many issues with 35mm as 24-70mm. you can go search around the net you will see.

Jun 12, 2012 13:52

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Stir ­ Fry ­ A ­ Lot
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I'd love to have a FF+ 35/85. Photostitching is always an option if you find the need to go wider.

Jun 12, 2012 18:59

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I love using my 35L and 85L combination. But, unless I'm carrying two DSLR bodies, I want the zoom option. I'd miss too many candid shots if I had to swap lens or try to get closer or farther away.

The 35L is excellent optically. I've done a lot of panoramic images using one. It's also an excellent focal length when you want to do "environmental" shots. It's also easy to use manually with hyperfocusing.

In my case, I had a 24-105, and so going 35mm prime wasn't as hard to make.

Jun 13, 2012 01:14

EOS-M | 40D | 5DII | 5DIII | EF-M 22 | EF-M 18-55 | 10-22 | 17-55 | 17-40L | 24-70L mk II | 24-105L | 70-200/2.8L IS mk II| 35L | 85L II |35/2 | 40/2.8 pancake | 50/1.8 | 50/1.4 | 100/2 | Rokinon 14/2.8 | 90 EX | 270 EX II | 580 EXII | 600 EX-RT

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There's a time and place for primes. For predictable places or multiple bodies, then no problem. When limited to one body and uncertain of place, then zoom. I brought a few primes and a zoom cherry picking, and thinking in the field I would have plenty of space for an 85.... boy was I wrong. The kids would go under and inside of the cherry branches, and the only way to capture in front of them was to go in with them! many shots had to be done at 24 just to capture, while some shots had to zoom to 70. The same can be said about using a prime indoors vs a zoom. With the 85, you're limited to one style of shot, and same with the 35, but with a 24-70, you can have it all. Environmental shots, and portrait shots with thin DOF.

24-70 @ 24mm environmental type shot

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While primes offer the ultimate in quality, zooms can offer very high quality shots and have tons of flexibility.

Jun 13, 2012 13:31

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I had the 24-70L (and also the 24-105L), and sold them as I use my 50L most of the time as a walk-around lens.

+1 agreed

Jun 13, 2012 14:49

Bodies: 5D MkIII/ Oly ED-M5/ G10
Lenses: Tamron SP 24-70 2.8 Di VC /and some Panny and Oly lenses.
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It's all come down to what you shoot most. I mostly shoot event and I love my Brick...

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Tigerkn wrote in post #14574403external link
It's all come down to what you shoot most. I mostly shoot event and I love my Brick...


YUP

Cant image working a crowded reception room w/o a 24-70. A lot of times there is no room to crop with your feet. We have them all and the 24-70 gets a ton of use, so does the 17-35, 35L,50L, and 85L. Just depends on what kind of room you get when arrive at the event.

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I had a couple of primes and sold them all, except for my 60mm Macro, and bought a 24-70L. Couldn't be happier and the quality is every bit as good. Now granted I went from non-L primes to an L-zoom.

Jun 13, 2012 16:38 as a reply to umphotography's post 1 hour earlier.

Cameras: Canon EOS 7D & 6D | Powershot SX10 is | Powershot S30

Lenses:
Canon 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM | Canon 15-85 IS USM | Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L | EF 70-300 f4-5.6 L

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Speedlite 430 EX II | Camranger

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Tigerkn wrote in post #14574403external link
It's all come down to what you shoot most. I mostly shoot event and I love my Brick...

Agree! bw!

Jun 13, 2012 17:52

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Thinking of gettingt he 24-70mm first. If I dont like it I can always go to the 35mm which I have tried once and I love. Just waiting for my 135mm to arrive :)

Jun 16, 2012 06:24

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