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What L prime would you choose for a walk around lens?

 
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Sep 18, 2009 11:06 |  #46

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For what it is worth, a quick comparison of the 35L and the 50L:

35L wide open f/1.4, 1/8000th, iso100
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50L wide open f/1.2, 1/8000th, iso100
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I found I was cropping my 35L images often, and in that case my 50L always produced a sharper image. With my 35L I felt I always had to get "in the face" of my subjects. I prefer to be a little more stealth, which the 50L suits me more comfortably.

50L wins in this little contest hands down


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Sep 18, 2009 15:53 |  #47

If on FF, 50mm lens.


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Sep 18, 2009 16:12 |  #48

I voted for the 35L, but I use the 28f/1.8 on my 20D, so I guess I would probably be more comfortable with the 50L...but I want them both :)




  
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Sep 18, 2009 16:38 |  #49

If I am feeling lazy I will take a 35L (autofocus) , besides I love the focal length.

If I really want to go light I take a 50 (I have the 1.4). It also makes the camera a whole lot smaller.

My all time favorite though is the 45 because when I am feeling lazy or weak I will often kick myself for leaving my 45 at home because I am bound to see something that the 45 is perfect for. Like this:




  
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Sep 18, 2009 16:39 |  #50

I think I would put the 35L on, but.......have a 85 1.8 in the vest pocket.


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Sep 18, 2009 17:15 |  #51

24-70L


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Sep 18, 2009 17:41 |  #52

35L ... I love that lens! ...




  
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Sep 19, 2009 07:55 as a reply to  @ jetcode's post |  #53

Count me in as one of the 50mm people.


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Sep 19, 2009 08:02 as a reply to  @ spelunker's post |  #54

Another vote for the 35L.


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Sep 19, 2009 11:17 |  #55

From Woof's comparisons, I would go w/the 50L. But that's just me.


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Sep 19, 2009 18:05 |  #56
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I think i'm going to go for a new 35L to complement my lenses:
17-40=landscape
85 1.8=portrait
24-70=lazy walkaround
70-200=sports, zoo, etc.
35=In the mood for some good stuff :cool: I think it will be glued to my 5D and when I pick up a 1d I'll glue the 70-200 to it


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Sep 19, 2009 18:13 |  #57

800L - just zoom with your feet.


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Sep 19, 2009 18:18 as a reply to  @ darosk's post |  #58

50 1.2L


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Sep 19, 2009 21:52 |  #59

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 or the 50mm f/1.2L if you really want to keep it L.


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