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Apr 20, 2016 21:34 |  #1561

Ok so I'm torn between this lens and the 17-55 f2.8 is usm. Anyone want to help me out here.




  
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Apr 20, 2016 21:53 as a reply to  @ djr01974's post |  #1562

on a crop, the 17-55mm is high on my list of favorites. the only weakness I have discovered is its fragile AF system. from experience, I would cushion this lens well - give it an extra lens-wrap in any camera bag. otherwise, it's a very fine, versatile and image stabilized lens. a bit heavy by today's stm standards, I'm fine with its solid build. most importantly, its IQ is on par with most of my FF "L" lenses.

The 35mm f/2 is usm and it's siblings: the 24mm f/2.8 is usm & 28mm f/2.8 is usm are personal favorites - mostly on full frame, somewhat less on aps-h, and not so much with the 35mm f/2 on an aps-c crop body. on an aps-c sensor body, I like the FOV of the 24mm or 28mm (siblings to the 35mm) which are equiv. FOVs of 38/45mm.

on a crop, I like the 50mm f/1.8 stm as a portrait lens (or its f/1.2L big brother). the stm is a sweet bargain (imho).

good luck and enjoy
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Apr 20, 2016 22:06 |  #1563

I can't speak for the canon 17-55 since I have the Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS. I will say I find it a very verstile zoom range and the f2.8 with IS makes it my most commonly used lens just out of the versatility and great image quality. The 35mm f2 IS on the other hand just feels like a very natural focal length on crop and for me fast primes just feel much more natural.


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Apr 21, 2016 12:14 |  #1564

I got mine yesterday! Love the feel of it over my old 35 f2. Build quality is much better and the shape is a lot more pleasing and easier to hold. The old 35 was so small that most times I had my left hand holding the bottom of the camera instead of the lens. I just took 7 shots around the house, ready to give it a proper workout soon.


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Apr 21, 2016 15:13 |  #1565

Here's a comparison between the two 35 f2's. iPhone shots

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Apr 22, 2016 19:22 |  #1566

5D + 35 F2 IS at Cocoa Beach, FL

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Apr 27, 2016 11:36 |  #1567

Our cat Titus is about to lose his long fight with kidney failure. We are doing our best to keep him comfortable until Friday and I took some photos to document his last days with us.

These are some of the first shots I have taken with the lens. Very impressed so far. Great sharpness and clarity. I'm glad this came in and I could get the best photos possible for him before he leaves us.

5D + 35mm f2 IS SOOC, just resize in paint (at work).

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Apr 27, 2016 13:24 |  #1568

BallerStatus wrote in post #17986995 (external link)
Our cat Titus is about to lose his long fight with kidney failure. We are doing our best to keep him comfortable until Friday and I took some photos to document his last days with us.

These are some of the first shots I have taken with the lens. Very impressed so far. Great sharpness and clarity. I'm glad this came in and I could get the best photos possible for him before he leaves us.

5D + 35mm f2 IS SOOC, just resize in paint (at work).
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Aww, so sorry about Titus. He's gorgeous.


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Apr 27, 2016 16:10 |  #1569

BallerStatus wrote in post #17986995 (external link)
Our cat Titus is about to lose his long fight with kidney failure. We are doing our best to keep him comfortable until Friday and I took some photos to document his last days with us.

These are some of the first shots I have taken with the lens. Very impressed so far. Great sharpness and clarity. I'm glad this came in and I could get the best photos possible for him before he leaves us.

5D + 35mm f2 IS SOOC, just resize in paint (at work).
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Really nice shots and so sorry about Titus - our two cats mean the world to us, they are family.


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Apr 27, 2016 16:22 |  #1570

Thank you both so much. We will miss him...


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Apr 28, 2016 00:07 |  #1571

I'm really sorry to read this sad news about Titus... I wish you all the best :love:


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Apr 28, 2016 02:47 |  #1572

I'm so sorry. He is really beautiful and I wish you all the best


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Apr 28, 2016 05:28 |  #1573

Sorry to hear about your cat! Mine turned 10 a few months ago and it's sad to see when you can see their age hitting them. He used to be able to jump up on the tables so easy but he has to focus so hard now just to be able to get up there. Do you have another cat? They will take it the hardest when losing their companion.

On a less sad note, here is the best steak I have ever eaten which was in Hong Kong

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Apr 29, 2016 20:40 |  #1574

The James C. & Mary A. Costello House - 2043 NE Tillamook St., Portland, OR

Designed by Joseph Jacobberger in 1910, this house displayed the wealth and prominence of its first owners, the Costello family, James C. Costello having been a very successful real estate investor.
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May 02, 2016 11:08 |  #1575

Dlee13 wrote in post #17987858 (external link)
Sorry to hear about your cat! Mine turned 10 a few months ago and it's sad to see when you can see their age hitting them. He used to be able to jump up on the tables so easy but he has to focus so hard now just to be able to get up there. Do you have another cat? They will take it the hardest when losing their companion.

misty66 wrote in post #17987698 (external link)
I'm really sorry to read this sad news about Titus... I wish you all the best :love:

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I'm so sorry. He is really beautiful and I wish you all the best

Thank you all for the kind words. We said goodbye on Thursday. He was worn out and ready to go, but we are missing him so much. Yes we have a few other cats (we rescue and take care of senior animals) and they have been looking for him and been extra close to us around the house.


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