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May 30, 2015 14:53 |  #1516

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May 30, 2015 15:27 |  #1518

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Jun 01, 2015 16:37 |  #1519

Have been contemplating this lens lately and was wondering what you all think...I have a 50mm 1.4 and a 85mm 1.8, i was thinking of trading my 85 for one. Ive heard great things about this lens but dont know if its worth trading my 85mm for. I mostly shoot automotive, around town exploring, indoor portraits, and graduation pictures. Would the 35mm be too close to the 50 or would it be worth having both?


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Jun 01, 2015 16:44 as a reply to  @ Camlee0814's post |  #1520

If I were you, I would sell the 50 instead of the 85. I think given what you have said above that the 35 would fit in very nicely with what you are looking for. It is my go-to indoor lens 75% of the time and compliments the 85 very well. I really like 35/85 for car shows and shoots. The 135L is a little too long to be of much use at tight shows, but the 85 does nicely there. I recently took this lens and my 135 on a trip and was perfectly fine leaving everything else at home. This focal length is great for a wide range of subjects and travel and takes up little space in your bag when you aren't using it.

Pros and Cons of this lens:
Pros:
Small, lightweight (smaller than a 50 1.8, but slightly heavier, lighter than you 85)
Fast aperture works really well indoors
Cheap
Tons of contrast
Sharp as the 85 in my experience
Very versatile focal length

Cons:
Build quality is similar to the 50 1.8, but feels more solid
AF motor is noisy in quiet environments

What don't you like about the 85 that would make you want to trade?


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Jun 01, 2015 16:54 as a reply to  @ BallerStatus's post |  #1521

The biggest thing for me is i never pull the 85mm out at any car events. The 50mm has stayed on my camera since ive gotten it and loved walking around a recent car show a couple weekends ago with it. Ive only used the 85 a handful of times when doing a graduation shoot and still the 50mm was still on my camera more than the 85mm. I guess my main question is, is the 50 and 35mm too close together on a full frame? That would be my only concern when giving my 85mm up.


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Jun 01, 2015 17:05 as a reply to  @ Camlee0814's post |  #1522

In my opinion, no. I think they are a similar focal length, but have very different "feels". 50mm to me is too in between, either not wide or too short. But that's just me. The 35 feels much wider. You will have to lean in to get your subjects instead of backing up like I always did with my 50 or 85 (good characteristic indoors). If you are looking to go wider on a budget, you could look at the 24mm 2.8 (older non-IS is around the same price as this lens) or the 28mm 1.8 (more expensive but more up to date and quieter AF motor) as good alternatives. Those would give you a more pronounced, different look over the 50mm. A few times I have wanted an extra few mm's when taking photos of buildings or interiors, but you work with what you have. I find the 35mm pretty close to perfect in a lot of the situations you are describing.

Sometime over the next few days I will take a pic at 50 and then at 35 to show the difference.


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Jun 01, 2015 17:10 as a reply to  @ BallerStatus's post |  #1523

Awesome. Thanks for the quick reply. I think you've helped make up my mind and i think im gonna pull the trigger. If i need something a little wider or a little closer i can always pick something up down the road or rent for said occasion. Thanks


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Jun 01, 2015 17:18 as a reply to  @ Camlee0814's post |  #1524

No problem man, I'm bored at work, lol. About to bounce out of here in 15 mins. Glad I could help, let me know if you have any more questions, you can post on here or PM. I think you will really like it. It's a good all rounder that has replaced my 24-105 as my go to. Yeah my gear has evolved quite a lot over the past few years, you just end up finding what works for you and go with it.


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Jun 01, 2015 20:24 as a reply to  @ Camlee0814's post |  #1525

Besides the 18-55mm Kit lens that my Rebel came with, the 50mm 1.8 MKII was the first lens I purchased. It quickly became my favorite lens (Of course I could only compare it to the kit lens) but the only problem was the focal length. From what you stated above, you seem to be having the same dilemma I had as I was shooting a lot of cars also. I always found myself wishing I had something just a little wider to get the perfect shot instead of being forced to back up sooooo far away from the subject(s). The 35mm F2 became my solution. It was perfect and I fell in love. Keep in mind that the Canon Rebels 1.6 crop factor, the 50mm acts as an 80mm lens if it were on a FF camera while the 35mm acts as a 56mm lens and from my personal experience I think the gap definitely isn't too close and I feel it's justifiable to own both. Currently I have the 50mm 1.4 (1.8 MKII broke unfortunately and it gave me a reason to upgrade), 85mm 1.8, and the 35mm F2. Personally I love the 35mm perspective for shooting portraits and automotive panning shots and like @BallerStatus mentioned it is pretty sharp (Even wide open) and I even find it's more accurate than my 85mm when focusing (Maybe my hands are shaky and it is heavier than the 35). In comparison to the quality of shots I get, I do find that the 50 and 85 both produce more saturation and there is a noticeable difference in contrast but overall i'ts still my go to lens unless I want to knock out the background. If it were me in your shoes, I'd drop the 85 for the 35 only if it gets little to no use (Like mine SMH). Another suggestion could be to swap the 50mm 1.4 for the 35mm and grab a 50mm 1.8 MKII but I know it may be hard to downgrade, just a thought.


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Jun 01, 2015 20:40 |  #1526

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Jun 01, 2015 20:43 |  #1527

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Jun 02, 2015 02:37 |  #1528

Yea i upgraded to the 50mm 1.4 from the 50mm 1.8 mkii so i think letting the 85 go is my best bet. I think for now it will give me the exact set up I'm looking for.


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Jun 02, 2015 08:19 |  #1529

BallerStatus wrote in post #17580087 (external link)
Sometime over the next few days I will take a pic at 50 and then at 35 to show the difference.

Camlee0814 wrote in post #17580097 (external link)
Awesome. Thanks for the quick reply. I think you've helped make up my mind and i think im gonna pull the trigger. If i need something a little wider or a little closer i can always pick something up down the road or rent for said occasion. Thanks

I had a minute last night and made a few shots to show the difference in focal length. These are all completely unedited large JPEGS out of a 5Dc @f2.2:

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Indoor 35

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Indoor 50

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Jun 02, 2015 08:22 |  #1530

I also used my 24-105L to show what the different focal lengths will look like on full frame:

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