I know this topic has been discussed, I searched the forum. However, I find myself in the same predicament as others who posted before me.
So, I have been thinking about getting a lens in the 30-35mm focal length range. I often find myself wishing my 50mm was just a little wider indoors. I like fast primes, so I am definitely going that route. I will be using the lens for my two kids (3 and 1), indoor stuff, general walk around, the occasional landscape, and anything else where I might need that focal length. I don't do much extremely low light or night stuff. Maybe some indoor recitals or whatever else my kids do in low light.
Price is not a deciding factor for me, although, the savings with the Zeiss is a nice bonus.
I care about color/contrast as much as sharpness and I really like playing with depth of field and the "3D look".
I am looking more for info about and experiences with the two lenses rather than, "which lens is best". For example, what is auto focus speed on the 35L like? How does build quality compare between the two? How do the focus rings feel? Which one focuses closer? Any focus issues with Zeiss?
Finally, what would you recommend for me and my stated needs?
Thanks in advance for all of your input!