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50 1.2+ 35 f/2 or 50 1.4+ 35 1.4??

 
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Mar 09, 2012 16:17 |  #1

I shoot a lot of portraits and weddings, I've dug through thread after thread comparing the two and have played around with leaving my FL at 35 and 50 and still can't come to a conclusion. I know that I love the super shallow DOF so are the 50 1.4 or 35 f/2 even worth getting if I plan to use them wide open?


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Mar 09, 2012 16:18 |  #2

I use my 50 1.4 wide open all the time.




  
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Mar 09, 2012 16:19 |  #3

If you can afford the 50L don't waste your time with the 50-1.4.


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Mar 09, 2012 16:25 |  #4

I'd rather have the 35 and the 85 and then something ultrawide to finish it out. Those would be my dream 3.




  
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Mar 09, 2012 16:31 |  #5

Can't go wrong with either combination. I'd prefer the 35L + 50 f/1.4 combo, but that's for my needs.




  
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Mar 10, 2012 12:49 |  #6

I would go for the 35 L and 85 f1.8 instead of the 50 f1.4.


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Mar 10, 2012 12:57 |  #7

since the 50mm f/1.4 is quite a bit better than the 35mm f/2 (essentially a nifty fifty @ 35mm) and the 35L is essentially a flawless lens, i'd recommend 35L + 50 f/1.4.


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Mar 10, 2012 13:20 |  #8

35L /135L if you can afford it for about 400.00 more


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Mar 10, 2012 13:25 |  #9

I think the 35L is a big leap from the 35 2.0 where the 50L is just slightly better then 50 1.4 so I too would opt for 35L + 50 1.4 given these choices but all are good lenses in 1 way or another. 35L + 85 1.8 would be the best IMO if these are FL's you prefer.


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Mar 10, 2012 13:31 |  #10

I've shot both fairly extensively, I would go for the 50 F/1.4 and the 35mm F/1.4. This 35mm f/2 is just rather old tech and very outdated, with slow and loud AF I don't think you would use it that much.


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Mar 10, 2012 13:42 |  #11

andrewknowles wrote in post #14058089 (external link)
I know that I love the super shallow DOF so are the 50 1.4 or 35 f/2 even worth getting if I plan to use them wide open?

The 50L has incredible bokeh!


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