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I already have the 50 1.2L- Which one: 35 f2 or 35L?

 
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Nov 13, 2009 12:28 |  #1

I already have the 50 1.2L
For shooting weddings:
Which one should I buy: 35 f2 or 35L?
I have $$ for the 35L but don't really know if it's worth in my case...


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Nov 13, 2009 12:37 |  #2

If f/2 fast enough for what YOU shoot? Only you can really answer this question...




  
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Nov 13, 2009 12:41 |  #3

egordon99 wrote in post #9008815 (external link)
If f/2 fast enough for what YOU shoot? Only you can really answer this question...

+1. Rent or find someone with a 35 f/2 and see how you like it. Do the same for the 35L.


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Nov 13, 2009 12:41 |  #4

The 35L is a lovely lens.

The 35/2 is decent optically, but not in the same league build wise.

If you are using your lenses professionally, the L would probably serve much, much longer.

Of course, for the difference in price you could probably wear out and replace the 35/2 a few times for about the same price ;)


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Nov 13, 2009 13:10 |  #5

Weddings = 35 L.


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Nov 13, 2009 13:11 |  #6

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Nov 13, 2009 13:12 |  #7

The crazy noise of the AF of the 35/2 drove me nutz! If I had earplugs in, however, it did produce very nice images.

I'm thinking if I had a 35/2 and a 50/1.2...and you didn't need to go wide, you'll 9/10 times always pick up the 50. But, if you had to have the 35 on that rare occassion, the 35/2 would be there. The 35L is alot of money to invest only to have to pick between two exceptional lenses separated by only 15 mm.


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Nov 13, 2009 13:17 |  #8

Thanks Matt... Since I have a 1.2 lens with me for those dark caves weddings, I don't know if the one stop diffence between the f2 and the 1.4L is worth the extra cash, as I use the 5d mk2 with high iso possibilities and with a 35mm you can hold lower shutters speeds. I mean 2/3 or 1/3 at ISO plus 1/3 or even 2/3 at a lower shutter I already have a great low light lens... The problem is, I really love the 35mm range.


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Nov 13, 2009 13:21 |  #9

It's not just speed.

The 35L is a better all round performer when compared to the f/2 version. Colours, sharpness, CA, all of the above. It is also a better performer then the 50L, but doesn't have the 1.2 speed.

Check out the 35L lens thread and see for yourself. And good luck finding one if you decide to go the 35L route!




  
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Nov 13, 2009 13:22 |  #10

splitslim wrote in post #9009044 (external link)
It's not just speed.

The 35L is a better all round performer when compared to the f/2 version. Colours, sharpness, CA, all of the above. It is also a better performer then the 50L, but doesn't have the 1.2 speed.

Check out the 35L lens thread and see for yourself. And good luck finding one if you decide to go the 35L route!


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Nov 13, 2009 13:26 |  #11

They aren't the easiest lens to find in stock these days.




  
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Nov 13, 2009 13:27 |  #12

Fellipe de Paula wrote in post #9009027 (external link)
The problem is, I really love the 35mm range.

Well then, I'd suggest simply try trading the 50/1.2 for a 35/1.4 straight up on the forums. Problem solved. :) In my case, I had the 35L, and found it too wide and maybe another full-framer will feel the same. g'luck!


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Nov 13, 2009 15:32 as a reply to  @ H20boy's post |  #13

35L is definitely worth the money. I have both, 50L and 35L. They both serve differently on wedding shoots.

Get it; you'd be glad you did.


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Nov 13, 2009 16:23 |  #14

35L! definitely worth the serious coin!


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Nov 13, 2009 16:43 as a reply to  @ Marloon's post |  #15

What do you shoot?
Why not pick up a sigma 30 and see how that goes. If you like the FL/aperture enough then jump for the L.


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