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35L or 50L?

 
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Jun 14, 2011 19:35 |  #31

35L is more reliable and sharper. 50L has nice picture quality when it is sharp and better bokeh. I feel your dilemma there ... :D

Since you already have the 85L now, 35L would be my 1st choice. Then later on, if you have extra money, you can collect 50L as well.


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Jun 14, 2011 21:34 |  #32

m.shalaby wrote in post #12592645 (external link)
I favor a 50mm FL over a 35mm FL every day of the week.

I don't care for the slight distortion of the 35mm FL, and I also highly favor the compression and background blur/bokeh of a 50mm prime.

I agree, 50mm on FF works better for me than 35mm, but the 50L's focus shift bothers me and the 35L is sharper than the 50L


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Jun 15, 2011 00:49 |  #33

I'v once had the same question, I chose 35L.


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Jun 15, 2011 04:44 |  #34

laowq wrote in post #12596025 (external link)
I'v once had the same question, I chose 35L.

how do you find you are getting on with it?

i read a review can't remember where now but it said that the 35L was nicely matched to work on a 1.6 crop camera. intersting to see the varying views of members on this thread however, with some favouring the 50L.


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Jun 15, 2011 07:39 |  #35

50L is the only lens i have... i may need some more lenses, but it damn sure doesnt feel like it...


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Jun 15, 2011 07:49 as a reply to  @ .thach's post |  #36

The OP made his decision folks :)




  
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Jun 15, 2011 09:17 |  #37

according to jim wrote in post #12594365 (external link)
Ordered the 35L! I really appreciate everyone on this forum for taking the time to address so many. It is really nice to get feedback from actual users, being able to view their work via Flickr or their websites and help them make informed decisions. Alot of talent on this site and very helpful group. I sold my 14L because although a very incredible lens, it was a specialty lens, and I think I will get alot more use from the 35L. Thanks again.

Congrats for getting 35L. I have both lenses and both have strengths. The bokeh on 50L I think is closer to the 85L but focus shift is really an issue for me. The 35L is the default lens on one of my 5D, its the one that's always on my bag.


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Jun 15, 2011 09:43 |  #38

jclaveria wrote in post #12597235 (external link)
Congrats for getting 35L. I have both lenses and both have strengths. The bokeh on 50L I think is closer to the 85L but focus shift is really an issue for me. The 35L is the default lens on one of my 5D, its the one that's always on my bag.

I have the 85L and thats exactly why I got rid of the 50L and went with the 50 1.4.

The 35L is nice and all, but I'm a bokeh junky... that and I didn't care for the slight distortion it gives.




  
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Jun 15, 2011 12:12 |  #39

according to jim wrote in post #12594365 (external link)
Ordered the 35L! I really appreciate everyone on this forum for taking the time to address so many. It is really nice to get feedback from actual users, being able to view their work via Flickr or their websites and help them make informed decisions. Alot of talent on this site and very helpful group. I sold my 14L because although a very incredible lens, it was a specialty lens, and I think I will get alot more use from the 35L. Thanks again.

you made the right decision. you ain't gonna regret it!




  
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Jun 15, 2011 12:22 |  #40

m.shalaby wrote in post #12597379 (external link)
but I'm a bokeh junky...

Now you've done it. The bokeh definition police are gonna jump all over you:rolleyes:


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Jun 15, 2011 12:24 |  #41

windpig wrote in post #12598213 (external link)
Now you've done it. The bokeh definition police are gonna jump all over you:rolleyes:

"NO NO! Its not BOKEH! Its DOF.

NO, its not DOF, its back ground blur!

NO NO, its neither, Its Bokehblurfield."


Thats it, from now on, i'm just going to call it Bokehblurfield :)




  
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Jun 15, 2011 12:28 |  #42

m.shalaby wrote in post #12598238 (external link)
Bokehblurfield :)

I like it!


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Jun 15, 2011 14:56 |  #43

And all those years i thought the pics my wife had taken of the kids were out of focus


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Jun 15, 2011 15:59 |  #44

dingdong wrote in post #12598158 (external link)
you made the right decision. you ain't gonna regret it!

Tomorrow by 10 am I'll have it.




  
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Jun 15, 2011 23:10 |  #45

according to jim wrote in post #12599490 (external link)
Tomorrow by 10 am I'll have it.

Congrats and enjoy your new lens!


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