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Sharp and Fast, 35mm /2IS perfect?

 
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Jul 04, 2014 01:37 |  #1

Hello :) I'm an amateur photographer, I just like to take pictures in vacations, my family, friends etc.

I always saw fast lenses but without IS, and saw blind lenses with IS. And my dream was about something like 50mm 1.4 IS, but that never came to life. And some time ago I learned that there are 35mm /2 with IS. Guys, from paper its just unbelievable lens! Despite its view angle, it looks like it should take pictures in complete darkness, big aperture + IS + canon 6d clean high iso. Tell me where I’m wrong?

My other lenses are:

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

And another question, i checked http://www.dxomark.com …zoom-for-the-Canon-EOS-6D (external link) and found that my maximum resolution lens is 15mp.

50mm / 85 mm = 15mp
28mm = 12mp
24-105mm = 14mp

And subj lens is about 18 mp. Is this true? This one really sharp?

I'm asking all this because from my side this lens looks perfect, sharp, fast, with IS. Ye 35mm is kinda weird, but for travel its ok, cause i even took portraits on my 28mm so wide angle is ok for me.


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Jul 04, 2014 03:32 |  #2

Im a 50mm guy too, but you get used to 35mm pretty fast.

About the lens itself, i heard only good things about ut. Sharp even wide open and even better stopped down.

Just get it!


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Jul 04, 2014 07:13 |  #3

I have the 35/2 and really like it as a low light, lightweight option. If you get the 35/2, you will probably not need the 28/1.8 any longer. As for DxoMark, I find their rating methods to be misleading - at least for zoom lenses. They rate zooms by their sharpest focal length, which makes no sense IMHO. Regardless, the 35/2 is a nice sharp lens and IS is very helpful. Wide open the IQ is very good, certainly sharper than the 28/1.8 wide open


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Jul 04, 2014 08:18 as a reply to  @ timbop's post |  #4

Unless you want/need a 35 at f/1.4, go for it.

If I didn't want the f/1.4, I would have got the f/2 IS instead.

Oh, definitely sell the 28mm to fund the lens. The only reason I haven't is it is smaller than the 35L for when I want to travel lighter (which I never do so the 28 never gets used - I need to sell mine). The 35IS is not much different is size than the 35IS, so that would not be an issue for you.


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Jul 04, 2014 08:34 |  #5

Yes, that's exactly what I’m planning to do, sell my 28 1.8 and buy 35 2 IS. For now i'll rent it just to check how it performs :)

Btw, why do you need 1.4? Really big difference with 1.4 and 2.0?


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Jul 04, 2014 08:52 |  #6

rapurimanka wrote in post #17011036 (external link)
Yes, that's exactly what I’m planning to do, sell my 28 1.8 and buy 35 2 IS. For now i'll rent it just to check how it performs :)

Btw, why do you need 1.4? Really big difference with 1.4 and 2.0?

I depends on who you talk to (or what you want/need).

A stop means twice the light (and less DOF). To me at times that is a lot - especially with moving subjects (DOF less of a big deal to me at 35mm). If I shot more static subjects then the IS would be a better option. Think of f/2.8 zooms vs f/4 zooms, one stop is a big enough difference for a lot of people (including me). There is a negative - size and cost.

So for me, yes there is enough of a difference (even with the better performing ISO on newer cameras). For others there might not be.

Note: I have toyed with the idea of selling the 35L and 28, then picking up the 35IS and a 24L. There are other options that I am thinking of switching to more.

I think you will love the performance of the 35IS (whether you rent it or buy it).


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Jul 04, 2014 10:28 |  #7

davidfarina wrote in post #17010619 (external link)
Im a 50mm guy too, but you get used to 35mm pretty fast.

About the lens itself, i heard only good things about ut. Sharp even wide open and even better stopped down.

Just get it!

Idk about that, I didn't... I loved my 35mm on my crop bodies, but I couldn't get into it on my 6D even though I tried shooting exclusively with it for a while. I'm a much bigger fan of 28mm (which I know is rare these days so maybe I'm crazy :lol:).


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Jul 04, 2014 10:34 as a reply to  @ jimewall's post |  #8

The 35/2 IS is an absolute gem with incredible value. It is sharp wide open. Unless pixel-peeping, it is as sharp as any Canon prime. Yes, f/2 plus IS is brilliant. IMO the reason to favor a faster lens without IS would be for shooting portraits where you need the higher shutter speed anyway.

The 35/2 IS is very well built compared to older generation Canon primes. Very solid. Not quite L-solid, but very good. No complaints there.

I highly recommend this lens. I use it on a 6D. I think it would be a great choice on a smaller Rebel or SL1 to make a relatively compact kit.




  
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Jul 04, 2014 10:38 |  #9

DXO Mark should change the scale of the sharpness so that it fills the bar all the way up based on percentage relative to the maximum MP the camera handles. Otherwise, the canon cameras look bad compared to the nikon high pixel density cameras because the bar doesnt fill up all the way.

Sorry completely out of topic but just a rant. haha


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Jul 04, 2014 10:45 |  #10

rapurimanka wrote in post #17010566 (external link)
I always saw fast lenses but without IS, and saw blind lenses with IS.

What is a blind lens? I have never seen that term before.


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Jul 04, 2014 10:49 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #11

I think he meant slower lenses.




  
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Jul 04, 2014 16:01 as a reply to  @ hiketheplanet's post |  #12

Took it for test, looks good, though not as sharp as i dreamed (and i dreamed about perpixel sharpness)

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And high iso:

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