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Does 50L pair well with the 35L?

 
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Mar 01, 2011 10:05 as a reply to  @ post 11935766 |  #16

OP, you do realize your asking people for opinions here... none of which will help you determine how YOU feel about this topic/question, right?

You'll get a million and one differnet answers and will still have to make your own decision. Not trying to be a jerk, just spitting truth.




  
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Mar 01, 2011 10:18 |  #17

hieu1004 wrote in post #11935741 (external link)
35L.

Even though 24mm is closer to 35mm than 50mm is to 80mm, the 11mm difference is huge in the wide end....for me anyway. I just prefer the 35L to the 50L, but that's my opinion. In fact, I am getting rid of my 50L soon here to a family member and will have the 24L, 35L, and 85L combo.

EOS_uk wrote in post #11935752 (external link)
Hmmm now that is tough. Logically one would say 50 but the heart says 35 :)

I thought about the same thing when getting my prime collection taking into account FF and crop (1.3) and went 17 TS-E, 35L and 85 with the 17 becoming a 22 on a crop and 35 becoming 46.

The 35L is my thinking as well. I do have a MkI 50 f/1.8 but it's not used much even though it's a little cracker. I feel I'd get more use with the 35L. I just wanted another opinion, after all, it's what forums are for :)


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Mar 01, 2011 10:27 |  #18

m.shalaby wrote in post #11935795 (external link)
OP, you do realize your asking people for opinions here... none of which will help you determine how YOU feel about this topic/question, right?

You'll get a million and one differnet answers and will still have to make your own decision. Not trying to be a jerk, just spitting truth.

And now you've got truth all over your monitor. Nice job!

I do think you're right, but there's also plenty of validity to bouncing the idea off of a sounding board, even if you wind up with a 50-50 response. (Though I would guess that this will wind up more like 65-35 against the 35/50 combo.) We all have different experiences, and if a few of ours at least slightly reflect that of the OP, then he/she'll have something to go on.

By the way, as someone who would gladly go to an all-prime lineup (with maybe a cheapo 28-135 IS if I wanted to travel really light) if he had the money for good ones, this is my dream lineup: Zeiss 21/2.8, 35L, 85L, 135L.


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Mar 01, 2011 10:32 |  #19

Its funny, because I am looking at this exact same lineup. I love the 50mm focal length, and it is probably my most used prime (even though it is the lens I like the least out of my 28, 85, and 135).

Since I shoot wedding, I plan to use the 50mm for most of my detail shots and portraits, using the 35 when it is time for groups or dancing at the reception. I plan to be running 35L, 50L, 85 1.8, 135L


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Mar 01, 2011 10:37 |  #20

I love having the 35 and the 50.... they have a different look to them for sure. The 50 is a bit easier to use than the 85 and has beautiful bokeh all its own. The 35 doesn't blur the back ground unless you're pretty darn close to the subject. Now I might get a 24 for video purposes. I sent the 135 back because the 70-200 covers that FL pretty well.

I say get them both.


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Mar 01, 2011 10:38 as a reply to  @ Red Tie Photography's post |  #21

Mount your 35L on your body, focus on your subject, now take one step forward ... voila! Now you have a 50L in your hands. $1500 bucks saved, thank me later ... :p


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Mar 01, 2011 10:41 |  #22

pixel_junkie wrote in post #11935987 (external link)
Mount your 35L on your body, focus on your subject, now take one step forward ... voila! Now you have a 50L in your hands. $1500 bucks saved, thank me later ... :p

:lol::lol:bw!


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Mar 01, 2011 10:52 |  #23

pixel_junkie wrote in post #11935987 (external link)
Mount your 35L on your body, focus on your subject, now take one step forward ... voila! Now you have a 50L in your hands. $1500 bucks saved, thank me later ... :p

How many steps for a 400L 2.8 II? They are expansive :)


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Mar 01, 2011 11:22 as a reply to  @ EOS_uk's post |  #24

Can't help you buddy. I can only do that trick with mid range primes.


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Mar 01, 2011 13:24 |  #25

Thanks everyone! My hearts want the 85L to be honest, but the AF is just too slow. But I also want a f/1.2 lens, that's why I am playing with the idea of having a 50L.


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Mar 01, 2011 13:52 |  #26

I have the 85mm f1.8 and find it does all that I need it to. I dont use it too much, but when I do I love the focus speed. I like the 135 for portraits to be honest, and am not hurting for an 85 seeing its limitations.


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Mar 01, 2011 14:23 as a reply to  @ Red Tie Photography's post |  #27

I am fortunate enough to have both and in IMHO they pair well. While 15mm doesn’t sound like much, the 50L is 43% longer than the 35L. While I tend to use the 50 much more than the 35 because of the focal length, I still find that the 35 comes in handy when I want to go a little wide.

Hope this helps and good luck with your decision.


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Mar 01, 2011 14:33 |  #28

I have the 24/50/100 combination and it is very good :D Back to the question do i think it's close (as in 35 and 50mm)? Not at all. That's why I have the Zeiss 35mm intermixed within them. The Zeiss does the image rendition slightly differently but not necessarily better. They are both excellent.

If you already have the 35L would I get the 50L? I would but then I'm biased. I absolutely love that focal length. However do consider the Zeiss 50mm f2 MP. It'll give you a different IQ and your picture will be better for that diversity.

Heck, I love 50mm focal length so much that I'm seriously considering the 50MP as well. Ultimately as already mentioned it's all about money. If you have some to burn by all means do so.


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Mar 01, 2011 15:23 |  #29

I have both the 35L and the 50L and love using each one of them. I also have the 85 1.8 and rarely ever use that.

The 35 is my go-to walk around lens on my 5D, 50 is more for event coverage, shots of kids, family, blah blah blah.

I sometimes throw the 50L on my 7D if I want more reach in a compact set up. Otherwise my 70-200 covers it all


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Mar 01, 2011 15:31 |  #30

I have the 35L and 85L I'm thinking of picking up a 50mm 1.4 again to fill the gap. I probably don't need the 50L.


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