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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II or Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

 
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Jan 25, 2018 12:21 |  #16

Yes, I have decided to get the new 35. My 24-105 can get me out to 24 when needed, in good light


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Jan 25, 2018 12:42 |  #17

My vote would go to the 24, I initially bought a 35 and loved it initially but as time went on it came out of my bag less and less because it wasn't wide enough.




  
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Jan 25, 2018 14:04 |  #18

yeamans17 wrote in post #18548703 (external link)
My vote would go to the 24, I initially bought a 35 and loved it initially but as time went on it came out of my bag less and less because it wasn't wide enough.

What type of shooting? Indoors or wide landscape or what?


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Jan 26, 2018 06:08 as a reply to  @ chuckmiller's post |  #19

A little bit of both, indoor family and pet shots and landscape/cityscapes.




  
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Jan 31, 2018 09:11 |  #20

I really liked the 24 1.4 II when I had it, especially for indoor family stuff and trips to the museum, aquarium, city/nature walkabout etc. Not only did I get a lot of low light capability for young kids who wont sit still for long, but it was great for environmental portraits. You just have to be careful not to get too close otherwise everyone starts looking like a clown.

35mm always seemed too "middling' for me. I like the idea of specialized purpose lenses rather than general purpose, just seem to get more interesting results. As a hobbyist, I can get away with it and be OK with missing some shots as a result, YMMV.

I currently have a 16-35 f4 IS and 50 1.2 on my 6D. The 100-400 II will be my next lens, but the 24 1.4 II is 2nd in line as a compliment to my 50 (followed by a 135L and a 7DII, lol!).


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Feb 09, 2018 19:53 |  #21

I like the 35mm f/2 IS. Weight and price make the difference as well as the great IS!


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Mar 21, 2018 23:44 |  #22

I had waited for the 35 II for many years, when it was announced I didn't get it right away coz its price. Earlier this year I requested a loaner from CPS and to my surprise it was too close to my 50 that I didn't find it all that useful. I really thought I would love the 35 coz I had cameras with 35mm fixed lens and really loved their perspective, but it was just not different enough to justify its cost.

2 weeks ago I got a 24LII CPS loaner and *loved* it. So I just picked up a 24 and it's such a great lens to compliment my lineup (now 24L2, 50L, 85L2, and 100L).

So 24 vs 35 it really depends what other lens you have. But I really love how fun the 24 is on full frame sensors.


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Mar 22, 2018 08:24 |  #23

Now I have both, the 24 II and the 35 II. I don't know how it happened, money went missing and a few days later a man in a big brown truck handed me a pre-owned mint 35 for a price no one could pass.

I have 24mm and 35mm covered with the 24-70 II and 24-105 II but not at f/1.4 for indoors or really low light. Life is good.


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Mar 22, 2018 12:02 |  #24

chuckmiller wrote in post #18591533 (external link)
Now I have both, the 24 II and the 35 II. I don't know how it happened, money went missing and a few days later a man in a big brown truck handed me a pre-owned mint 35 for a price no one could pass.

I have 24mm and 35mm covered with the 24-70 II and 24-105 II but not at f/1.4 for indoors or really low light. Life is good.

Congrats on solving your dilemma the right way. :)


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Mar 27, 2018 10:27 |  #25

After using it now I can see the 35 provides amazing photos, as expected, no doubt. I'm a little surprised at how slowly it focuses compared to other Canon glass of this quality. Anyone agree?


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Mar 27, 2018 21:57 as a reply to  @ chuckmiller's post |  #26

Yes I notice my 35L2 is slower to focus than my 24L2 on my 6D2. Especially in servo




  
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