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Pick: 35L and 50 1.4, or 50L and 35 f2?

 
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Nov 07, 2012 14:53 |  #16

35L and Sigma 50 f/1.4 is my combo (plus an Sigma 85 f/1.4) and it is a great set. I had to return the first copy of my Sigma 50 though but the second one is absolutely spot on!


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Nov 08, 2012 15:22 |  #17

Sigma is coming out with the 35 1.4 for full frame.Could be an interesting lens.


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Nov 08, 2012 15:32 |  #18

scorpio_e wrote in post #15223212 (external link)
Sigma is coming out with the 35 1.4 for full frame.Could be an interesting lens.

Looks to be $900. for a few dollars more you could pickup a used 35L. my 35L just showed up today and is EXTREMELY sharp, i can't wait to use it!


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Nov 08, 2012 16:06 |  #19

^ Yeah about 200 more for a used lens is to bad. I am going to wait until I hear and see more about the Sigma lens. It really looks and feels sweet...


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Nov 13, 2012 17:57 |  #20

update : the 35L is tack sharp and the Sigma 50mm f1.4 ain't that shabby either. My two favs are definitely the 85L and 35L but the sigma is no slump ; what's funny is i used to have the "new smooth" finish and it had to be re calibrated by sigma (cost me $60 in insured and shipping), so i sold it, and now have the old finish and i'm pretty happy with it.

here's a few test shots.


sigma f1.4 @ f1.4 on my 1d4

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Sigma 50mm f1.4 test (external link) by btmlinedan (external link), on Flickr

and at f1.4 again
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Sigma 50mm f1.4 test (external link) by btmlinedan (external link), on Flickr

aaaand the 35L some of these on the 5d2 some on the 5d3 :

@ f1.6 :

IMAGE: http://bluemartini.smugmug.com/Other/Strack-Family-Session/i-hkfsH7g/0/XL/IMG_1757%20copy-XL.jpg

@ f1.4 :

IMAGE: http://bluemartini.smugmug.com/Other/Strack-Family-Session/i-ZqhzF86/0/XL/DK5D8930%20copy-XL.jpg

and @ f1.8:

IMAGE: http://bluemartini.smugmug.com/Other/Strack-Family-Session/i-6WpNLGN/0/XL/IMG_1857%20copy-XL.jpg


overal a happy camper!! I can't see myself spending the extra money on the 50L unless i got a smoking good deal on it...or until the lack of red ring on the sigma gets to me ;)

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Nov 14, 2012 09:06 |  #21

35L on a Mark II all day for weddings.
You won't take it off your camera.


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Nov 16, 2012 22:18 |  #22

think i should do this combo?

5d3 + 85L
5d2 + 35L
1d4 + Σ50


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Nov 17, 2012 12:33 |  #23

Good choice on the 35L. I just picked one up myself and it's been indispensable!

I keep the 35L on the 5d2 for group shots during reception time and either 85 or 135 on my 1d3 for candids/intimate photos. I used to keep the 50L on the 5d2, but it wasn't wide enough for me and I'd find myself running out of space in tight situations. The 35 really frees me up and gives me more distance to work with. The short minimum focusing distance is great too when I need to get in close to capture some action. Also, the DOF is great! Not too shallow, but just enough because it's a relatively wide angle lens. I can get 5-6 person group shots at f/2.0 and still have everyone's faces in focus! This was nearly impossible with the 50.


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Nov 19, 2012 13:33 |  #24

Congrats on the happy purchase! I really believe 35mm and 50mm are always a personal choice for photographers. I see incredible work done with the 35L, and 99% of people I've known to own that lens love it. Some wedding photographers live on 35 and 85. I, myself, however, love the 50, as it gives me a bit more distance from my subjects, which i like. I've got the sigma 50 as well, and had to go back to them twice in order to get a well-focusing one, but i love the quality, and will probably stay with it a while before upgrading to the 50L in perhaps a few years.


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Nov 19, 2012 18:49 |  #25

i use 50/1.4 at the minute but i'm REALLY tempted to switch to 35L and one of either 85/1.8 or 1.4 - the 1.2 is out of my price range at the minute.


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Nov 20, 2012 01:33 |  #26

I've owned the sigma 85 1.4 and it is a joy to work with! The AF is quick and snappy, images are nice and contrasty and boy is it ever sharp!

I was very happy with that lens, but could not resist upgrading to the 85L when I had the money.


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Nov 20, 2012 17:40 |  #27

i was originally shopping for the sigma 85, but just like you matdivad ; i HAD to have the 85L after hearing everyone talk about it...


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