I recently bought a Yongnuo 35mm f/2 for my 70D for personal use. I love the focal length, but the Yongnuo is way too soft. I have zooms that cover that focal length, but I wanted something smaller and simpler for street. I'm completely shocked that there's nothing reasonable available for less than $600.
So I've been looking at used Canon 35/2's on ebay for around $240. Is this a reasonably sharp and quick/reliable focusing lens? If not, then I guess I'll stick with my 17-55, because it's just not worth it to me to spend $600 for a 35/2IS or Tamron 35/1.8.
If there's a sample thread for the 35/2 non-IS I'd appreciate the link.