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Companion to 85mm 1.8 full frame

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Jul 30, 2012 13:44 |  #16

35 1.4L is soft at wide open? really. I agree it's softer comparing when stop down, but definitely is not soft. My wife hates this lens because it shows all the skin wrinkles even at 1.4.

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Jul 30, 2012 14:59 |  #17

My experience with the 28mm f/1.8 has been very positive. I have not noticed it to be too soft wide open, and the AF performance is very similar to the 85mm f/1.8.

I bought the 28mm originally to use as a "normal" focal length prime for the 7D, but it works quite well as a wide angle prime on the 5D3, too. I do not need a fast WA prime very often, so this price range is preferable for me as opposed to the 24L or 35L. I like the smaller size and weight, too, working well as a companion lens to the 100-400L when we go to the zoo... we visit quite often.

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Jul 30, 2012 15:07 |  #18

The 35 f2 has appealed to me as a cheaper alternative of a great focal length. However I believe it only has 5 aperture blades, making the background blur more sharp. Also heard it is slow to focus.

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Jul 30, 2012 15:45 as a reply to  @ warbandit's post |  #19

35L it is! Hope the weight won't hold me down from carrying it.

Is the gap between 35mm and 85mm large enough to justify a 50mm ?

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Jul 30, 2012 16:06 |  #20

Yes, depending on which 50mm you go for. I wouldn't personally have two L primes that close but one and some other cheaper lens.

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Jul 30, 2012 16:18 |  #21

I have the 50/85 prime combo and often feel I need wider. I looked at my 24-70 people shots on the weekend and most were between 30 & 40mm.

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