05Xrunner wrote in post #18645337
who uses AF with macro shooting?
Also why all the bickering between the 35 1.4 and f2
They are both good. Everyone wants something different. I like my 35 and wouldnt want the 1.4 because of the size and portability and how light it is to carry around. Sometimes I wonder if i should have just got the 50 f2 over the 1.2
I don't think of it as bickering, I think of it as discussion... I mean, this is a forum. I don't like seeing hyperbole, all it does is mislead the less informed. Realistically the biggest differences between the f1.4 and f2 are as you pointed out, size, weight, and AF speed... vs a stop more light.
As for weight and size though... we're talking about a difference of about 20 grams... not really a valid concern in my opinion. It's also barely any longer and really only wider at the front end.
I definitely get going with the f2 for the improved AF and WR though... heck, I've considered getting one myself simply because I don't have any WR lenses... but I'd be keeping my f1.4 as well