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50L good fit between 35L and 85L?

 
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Feb 06, 2012 14:15 |  #16

ben805 wrote in post #13819848 (external link)
If you own 35L and 85L and did not find either FL lacking, would you still add the 50L to fill in the gap?

Nope. 50mm adds nothing to 35mm and 85mm IMO


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Feb 06, 2012 14:18 as a reply to  @ post 13835653 |  #17

Sir_Loin wrote in post #13835273 (external link)
It fits perfectly between the 24L II and 85L II ;)

mcluckie wrote in post #13835591 (external link)
yep

Nah - perfect fit between 24L and 85L would be a 45 F/1.2L :D.

Alternatively, 24L - 50L - 105L :D. Make that a 105 F/1.4L :D.

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Feb 06, 2012 15:40 |  #18

I don't have a 35 prime but have, 24, 50 and 85. When choosing whether to use 50L or 85L, the choice for me comes from their individual attributes (making 50L is a perfect walk around prime on FF for me while 85L is a specialised lens I use indoors mostly). Although these two focal lengths are close, 50L cannot be replaced by 85L and vice versa.

In contrast, I find a pronounced difference in perspective between 50 and 24 and even to a greater extend between 85 and 24. I appreciate foot zooming and all that, but I can attest the difference in perspective between 24 and 85. Again a 50 mm lens helps bridging that gap.

If fast apertures are your thing and/or you don't want to use a standard zoom, I'd say you'd be happy with a 24-50-85 set up. For a 35-50-85, cannot comment first hand. :-)


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Feb 06, 2012 15:41 |  #19

Daan37 wrote in post #13835793 (external link)
Nope. 50mm adds nothing to 35mm and 85mm IMO

+1. With 35mm and 85mm I personally think the 50mm focal range is redundant. Spend your money elsewhere.


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Feb 06, 2012 23:44 |  #20

why not experiment with a sig 50 or canon 1.4? especially if you aren't going to use it too much


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Feb 08, 2012 09:36 |  #21

BigBlueDodge wrote in post #13836312 (external link)
+1. With 35mm and 85mm I personally think the 50mm focal range is redundant. Spend your money elsewhere.

I've already +1'd this thought, but I got a 35mm before I got a 28 and 50 Zeiss. I love 50mm and the 21>35>100 are awfully big steps, but I was about to travel. I always thought I'd sell the 35mm (I never use it and it is 98% redundant in focal length to a 50), but somehow I can't sell. Just like I thought I'd sell the Zeiss 50MP when I got a 50 L. They just have a unique purpose for me — at least the 50's. Maybe there's a "unique purpose" for a 35 v 50 (but I haven't found it significant yet).


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Feb 08, 2012 09:50 |  #22

BigBlueDodge wrote in post #13836312 (external link)
+1. With 35mm and 85mm I personally think the 50mm focal range is redundant. Spend your money elsewhere.

+1. 50mm focal length for my purpose is not enough wide and not enough tele. For me a good trio is 35mm + 85mm + ultra wide angle (For the moment I use my 17-40L but maybe will replace it by a Zeiss 21mm or a 24mm Tilt-Shift lens...)

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Feb 08, 2012 10:07 |  #23

thanks for talking me out of the 50L, will save my money for something else then. :) :D


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Feb 08, 2012 10:20 |  #24

I have a large gap between my 35L and 135L, but I've learned how to compensate for it. (Plus what I shoot doesn't necessarily need that focal length)

If you already have the 35L and the 85L, you probably won't be using the 50L that much, unless you love to constantly swap lenses. (I already do that a lot between my 35 and 135 combo, I couldn't imagine how much more you have do that with your focal range)


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Feb 08, 2012 10:30 |  #25

i once own the 50L and did not find it as sharp as my 1.4 so I sold it. However I love the color produce by the 50L. I might go back and own it again, if i can get a good copy.


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Feb 08, 2012 12:34 as a reply to  @ wrxrocks's post |  #26

With tongue firmly planted in cheek...

I don't know anything about the "new math" but according to the old math I learned in school a 60mm is a good fit between 35 & 85. Since Canon doesn't make one that works on your 5DII I'd skip the 50mm. (smiley face goes here)

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Feb 08, 2012 13:11 |  #27

I had a Rokkor 58mm 1.2 that would be a nice option.


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Feb 08, 2012 13:16 as a reply to  @ mcluckie's post |  #28

wimg wrote in post #13820939 (external link)
Nah, not a good fit :D. You will need to replace your 35L with a 24L II :D ;).

Kind regards, Wim

Sir_Loin wrote in post #13835273 (external link)
It fits perfectly between the 24L II and 85L II ;)

actprivate wrote in post #13836304 (external link)
I don't have a 35 prime but have, 24, 50 and 85. When choosing whether to use 50L or 85L, the choice for me comes from their individual attributes (making 50L is a perfect walk around prime on FF for me while 85L is a specialised lens I use indoors mostly). Although these two focal lengths are close, 50L cannot be replaced by 85L and vice versa.

In contrast, I find a pronounced difference in perspective between 50 and 24 and even to a greater extend between 85 and 24. I appreciate foot zooming and all that, but I can attest the difference in perspective between 24 and 85. Again a 50 mm lens helps bridging that gap.

If fast apertures are your thing and/or you don't want to use a standard zoom, I'd say you'd be happy with a 24-50-85 set up. For a 35-50-85, cannot comment first hand. :-)

+1, I would also much prefer 24-50-85 setup. Works very well for me.


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Feb 08, 2012 13:23 |  #29

I love my 50L. It's more of my artistic lens. Stop it down a bit and it is very sharp, no focus issues, etc. I like to shoot it wide open or just off wide and it has a great look.

If I want a technically sharp lens for a portrait or landscape or action or something then I just use something else. I really like the 50mm FL. I am thinking of adding a Zeiss 21, 15mm FE, and a 300 ISii, then my lineup will be complete, except for several other lenses.


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Feb 08, 2012 13:37 |  #30

If you're on a full frame body, the 50 focal length will give a very natural feel. If on a crop, its more of a portrait focal length. The 50L has a wonderful look to it, both in color and bokeh. If all you need is a walk around, the 1.4 model might be ok. Both start to really sing at 2.0 and above, although the larger aperatures do work if you need it. I actually have both the 1.4 and the 1.2L. I'd sell the 1.4 first.


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