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Thread started 15 Nov 2011 (Tuesday) 19:32
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7D: 35L or 50L

 
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Nov 15, 2011 19:32 |  #1

Hey guys!
This great opportunity showed up and I have till next Tuesday to decide between a very lightly used 50L or a brand new 35L to get together with my 7D and 85L.

Thing is: I won't be able to test the lens for front/back focusing issues with my body. Long story short: whatever I get, I'll have to keep.

As I understand, the 35L is known to be a better lens overall, with extremely sharp center and no focus shift issues, but is well known also for getting a front/back focusing copy once in a while.

The 50L has the focus shift thing, but (as I understand) won't front/back focus as regularly.

So, based on this. Which one should I get? I have room for both FLs but can afford only one right now.


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Nov 15, 2011 19:35 |  #2

On a 7D the 35L is awesome.


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Nov 15, 2011 19:37 |  #3

Focus on which focal length you need. For me on a 7D it would be the 35L, on FF or 1.3X it would be (is) the 50L.

35L is sharp, has smooth blur characteristics generally (good, but vanilla bokeh IMO) and is a solid performer.

50L is sharp enough, has very nice and distinctive bokeh in certain circumstances (not so vanilla). I find the 50L to be a dependable focusing lens, very accurate. The 50L is also a champ for flare resistance.


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Nov 15, 2011 21:35 |  #4

I own a 7D and my choice would be the 35.L cropped its 56

Now if I bought a 50, it would be for my FF and it would be a Sigma razor sharp without any AF issues. When and if you can find a good copy.
You already have a 85 and 50 cropped would be 80 I dont see the point of having a 50 on your crop body when you have one close to that FP already

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Nov 16, 2011 00:24 |  #5

Using 35L on my 7D. Love the FL. And 35L is one of the greatest lenses I have used... No compliant. Comparable to a 50mm on FF which used to be my all purpose single lens combo. For FF, I would go for 50L until I can get a perfect Sigma 50/1.4


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Nov 16, 2011 00:39 |  #6
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35. 50 is too close to 85.


Also, I have a problem with your poll. Answering 35mm made me also answer with a "bro."

Bro is probably the most annoying slang word in the world.

Where I live, it has become synonymous with long boarding douche bags and kids who wear rosaries for fashion...


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Nov 16, 2011 00:42 |  #7

35L




  
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Nov 16, 2011 00:51 |  #8

35L ! You will love it :)


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Nov 16, 2011 00:54 |  #9

35L!!! Why? Because I have it and its awesome. Voting this way makes me feel better about my own lens purchase decision.

But with that said....I also want a 50L. Hahaha. Good luck making a decision.


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Nov 16, 2011 02:22 |  #10

Definetly the 35L. Had a bunch of 50mm's on it but the 35 felt great. On a FF however its the opposite :)




  
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Nov 16, 2011 05:17 |  #11

On a 7D and in conjunction with the 85L, I would probably go with the 35L. On a FF body I would chose the 50L.


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Nov 16, 2011 06:13 |  #12

Thank you all, guys! You've made my choice much easier! 35L it is!
Holy Trinity, here I come! :D


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Nov 16, 2011 07:34 |  #13

Good choice, I'd say 35L.


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Nov 16, 2011 09:19 |  #14

id recommend the sigma 30, just as good of a lens for a fraction of the price. 35L is wasted on crop


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Nov 16, 2011 09:25 |  #15

Daedalus34r wrote in post #13407374 (external link)
id recommend the sigma 30, just as good of a lens for a fraction of the price. 35L is wasted on crop

7D and 35L is a great combo....Define 'wasted on a crop' for me

L lenses shouldn't go on crop cameras?, its not a 35mm FOV? what?


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