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Aug 14, 2014 15:06 |  #1

hi,
I am looking for a new fast lens to add to my collection, which includes an 18-135 and a 70-200 2.8 is. (body is t3i).
my primry usage of the new lens will be portraits, as well as travel photography.
I was tinking about the sigma 50 art, but I can't seem to find it anywhere in my country, so I tought that maybe I should get the 35mm instead.
my problem is that im afraid that for portraits it will be too wide and the background blur wouldn't be that impressive because of the wide FL.
what do you think? a 35mm on a crop is ok for general usage?
I wamt my backgroumd to be blown out when im shooting wide open, in a way that the subject will be seperated from the background.
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Aug 14, 2014 15:12 |  #2

If your goal is portraits, I wouldn't pick up a 35mm, on either FF or crop. 100 f/2 or 85 f/1.8 are great value portrait lenses. If you've got a larger budget, 85L or 135L are amazing lenses.

Now, that all being said, the 35 Art is a great lens if you want to include the background (albeit blurred) in your images, and you're doing full length or wider portraits.




  
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Aug 14, 2014 15:28 |  #3

I wouldn't buy 35 art for crop camera, more like 30 art. For portraits I would go like the other poster suggested.


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Aug 14, 2014 15:37 |  #4

bobbyz wrote in post #17096361 (external link)
I wouldn't buy 35 art for crop camera, more like 30 art. For portraits I would go like the other poster suggested.

why would you recommend the 30 over the 35?


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Aug 14, 2014 15:52 |  #5

Romax12 wrote in post #17096312 (external link)
hi,
I am looking for a new fast lens to add to my collection, which includes an 18-135 and a 70-200 2.8 is. (body is t3i).
my primry usage of the new lens will be portraits, as well as travel photography.
I was tinking about the sigma 50 art, but I can't seem to find it anywhere in my country, so I tought that maybe I should get the 35mm instead.
my problem is that im afraid that for portraits it will be too wide and the background blur wouldn't be that impressive because of the wide FL.
what do you think? a 35mm on a crop is ok for general usage?
I wamt my backgroumd to be blown out when im shooting wide open, in a way that the subject will be seperated from the background.
thanks!

Heya,

I vastly prefer 35mm on APS-C to 50mm. For travel, on APS-C, I wouldn't take 50mm anyways. It's too narrow of an angle for travel photos. Wider is better for travel in general, unless you're shooting animals (at least in my opinion and experience, obviously some travel with longer lenses). 35mm is pretty "normal" looking on APS-C. 22mm~35mm is great on APS-C for general use and for portrait.

F1.4 does the background out of focus just fine. You'll see.

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Aug 14, 2014 16:26 |  #6

Romax12 wrote in post #17096388 (external link)
why would you recommend the 30 over the 35?

You shooting crop camera, isn't it? Unless you plan to move to FF.


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Aug 14, 2014 20:39 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #7

Only advantage the 30 has over the 35 is weight and size. The 35 offers equal or better IQ and can be used on an APS-C body just as well as the 30


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Aug 15, 2014 00:49 |  #8

smythie wrote in post #17096907 (external link)
Only advantage the 30 has over the 35 is weight and size. The 35 offers equal or better IQ and can be used on an APS-C body just as well as the 30

and most importantly, price...he could get the 30mm, and another lens for the price of the 35mm alone.


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Aug 15, 2014 09:35 |  #9

smythie wrote in post #17096907 (external link)
Only advantage the 30 has over the 35 is weight and size. The 35 offers equal or better IQ and can be used on an APS-C body just as well as the 30

I have 35 Art, 35L and had 30mm f1.4 and my 30mm f1.4 was as just good as 35 art.


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Aug 15, 2014 12:01 |  #10

Don't worry about background blur with the 35. I rented the 30A and was able to achieve shallow DOF that was very pleasing with portrait shots. All about distance to subject :)


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Aug 17, 2014 04:01 |  #11

On my SL-1 I've had the 30mm f/1.4 since I bought it in march 2014.
I think it is an excellent lens even though the tests indicate that it is about the same as the previous model and at the same level as regular zoom lenses.
http://www.photozone.d​e …791-sigma3014dcdx?start=2 (external link)

I was happy before I read the tests!


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