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Can the 35 f/2 hold me over while I wait to get a 35L?

 
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Oct 03, 2010 18:04 |  #1

I've been craving a wider prime with a large aperture since I've gotten my 85L. After trying to give the 50 a few more chances, I've found it to be a bit awkward and still not short enough compared to the 85.Since I prefer to shoot with primes, the 35 seems like it would fill the void quite well. However, after just recently buying the 70-200, I can't afford the 35L right now. Is the 35 f/2 decent enough quality on FF to please me for the time being?

Realistically, a normal zoom (24-70 or 24-105) would certainly be a more versatile, but there's nothing like the shallow DoF, bokeh, and overall quality of prime shots.


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Oct 03, 2010 18:22 |  #2

I have owned both the 35 f2 and the 35 L. If you can't afford the L, the 35 f2 is a very decent lens even on full frame.


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Oct 03, 2010 18:56 |  #3

yep, it's a great choice for FF, i had that lense for quite a while, unless you're pixel peeping and looking at 100% for corner to corner sharpness, it's a great lense for it's price, highly recommended


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Oct 03, 2010 20:26 |  #4

Sigma has a very good 24 and 28 f/1.8 you could also consider

Yeh they're not 35mm, but they might be worth a consideration


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Oct 03, 2010 20:41 |  #5

I am very happy with the 35f2, but on a crop.




  
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Oct 03, 2010 20:43 |  #6

What about the 28 f/1.8? IMHO, it's a lot better than the 30 f/2.


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Oct 03, 2010 20:57 |  #7

get and try it, if you like then keep it, if not sell it once you save enough to the 35L


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Oct 03, 2010 21:17 |  #8

On FF, the 35/2 is a little weak in the corners, but it is a great, cheap and small lens. If you're not shooting landscapes with it and are not finicky about corners, it'll do well. I used a 35/2 till I got a 35L, but I only upgraded because I am rather picky about the corners, and am sort of regretting selling it because of its compact size.


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Oct 03, 2010 21:21 |  #9

I've got the 35 f/2 on my 7d... I thought I wanted something a bit faster.. so I bought the Sigma 30 f/1.4 ... I liked the IQ on the 35 f/2 much better... sold the Sigma, kept the Canon...

It's a cheap enough lens to pick up a copy and hold onto it for a good while.


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Oct 03, 2010 21:23 |  #10

The 35mm 2.0 is a very good little lens. Ok sharpness wide open and very sharp at 2.5.




  
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Oct 03, 2010 21:31 |  #11

The 35/2 sounds like a dentist's drill when it focuses, but other than that (and being a soft in the corners) it's a nice lens. It makes a great, small walk-around lens on an crop sensor body. I have not used it on a FF body, but I would imagine the results would be pretty good.

My current favorite lens in that general focal length, though, is the Voigtlander 40 f/2. If you can put up with the lack of auto-focus, the Voigtlander 40 and 85L would make a really nice combo, IMO.



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Oct 04, 2010 23:57 |  #12

I refused to use the dentist drill. I waited and saved my pennies :D




  
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Oct 11, 2010 11:06 |  #13

Yes.

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