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Old 12th of June 2012 (Tue)   #16
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f2.8 vs Canon 35mm 1.4

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.
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.
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Old 12th of June 2012 (Tue)   #17
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f2.8 vs Canon 35mm 1.4

I'd love to have a FF+ 35/85. Photostitching is always an option if you find the need to go wider.
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Old 13th of June 2012 (Wed)   #18
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f2.8 vs Canon 35mm 1.4

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.
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Old 13th of June 2012 (Wed)   #19
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f2.8 vs Canon 35mm 1.4

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

First time in America by charlie617, on Flickr

24-70 @ 64mm portrait type shot to blow out background

Baskin Robins by charlie617, on Flickr

vs 85mm (I was running into the wall for this shot)

20120612-IMG_7260.jpg by charlie617, on Flickr

While primes offer the ultimate in quality, zooms can offer very high quality shots and have tons of flexibility.
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Old 13th of June 2012 (Wed)   #20
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f2.8 vs Canon 35mm 1.4

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
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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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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f2.8 vs Canon 35mm 1.4

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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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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f2.8 vs Canon 35mm 1.4

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.
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f2.8 vs Canon 35mm 1.4

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It's all come down to what you shoot most. I mostly shoot event and I love my Brick...
Agree!
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Old 16th of June 2012 (Sat)   #25
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Default Re: Canon 24-70 f2.8 vs Canon 35mm 1.4

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
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