snowblower wrote in post #15384009
The lens is beautiful but I find I struggle with it because of the razor DOF when wide open. Since I picked up the 24-70 Mk II I have found it lives in my bag most of the time. It has it's purpose but not my primary choice anymore. Lens has a learning curve that will take some time a nd practice to figure out. Good luck with your purchase. To answer your question I would go with the 35 as the 24 is a little too wide.....
I used to really struggle with DOF when I started using primes, but studying how the AF actually works and installing focusing screen EG-S has really helped. I find that my biggest problem is holding the camera perfectly still more than finding focus. For this reason I think I may soon invest in a monopod.
Wilt wrote in post #15384168
A 24mm TSE suits an entirely different purpose and accomplishes different things than a 24mm f/1.4 lens.
One needs to buy a flat blade screwdriver and the Philips head screwdriver because they are for different purposes and accomplish similar things with very different screw heads.
And owning a size 10 pair of rubber soled sneakers and a size 10 pair of leather soled dress shoes are for different purposes and accomplishes different things; one is great for hiking and the other is better for dancing.
Sometimes you simply need to buy 'two' because they are for very different purposes.
You make a very good point, one I'm very aware of. But, I've come to realize that 90% of the time I only need 24mm or f/1.4, usually not both at the same time. I think I'd probably miss no more shots with a 35 1.4 than I do now from having to switch lenses.
Tommydigi wrote in post #15384185
I am sort of in the same boat. I love the 24 but i find it gets the most use on my 60D. The new sigma looks very impressive but 35 is so close to 50 i would probably switch the 50 for the 85L. Picking primes is tough but that sigma 35 looks like a great one.
I initially bought the 24 1.4 instead of the 35L because I used to own a 7D and I felt the 24 was better for duty on FF and APS-C. Are you suggesting that you like the 24+50 combo instead of 35+85? I considered that, but personally I find 50mm a bit awkward; never wide or long enough.
Thanks for the input everyone