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New prime: 35mm or 50mm?

 
snyder17315
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Aug 21, 2012 12:08 |  #1

I have the 50mm 1.8 and find it serviceable. I don't use it at 1.8 unless I have too, I usually keep it stopped down to 2.2 or 2.8 where I find it more usable from an IQ standpoint. I hate the build-quality, it's slow to focus, and noisy as all get out!

I was considering the Canon 50 1.4 (or possibly the Sigma), but with already owning the 85 1.8 perhaps a 35mm would be a better choice for a focal length.

Unfortunately, the only "good" option for a 35mm looks like the 1.4L, but dropping $1,300-ish for when I want to maximize DoF seems a bit eccentric :)

Any thoughts or suggestions?


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Aug 21, 2012 13:34 |  #2

35L 1.4 is excellent on 5DMKii, you can check the lens archive for samples. I own the Sigma 50 1.4 EX, excellent lens with the creamy bokeh, that is... if you get a good copy, but check before you buy, both are excellent choices and you wont be disappointed.


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Aug 21, 2012 13:39 |  #3

I think it mostly depends on your style. A lot of photographers love the 35/85 combo. I can never find my rhythm with either of those focal lengths. I much prefer the 24/50 combo.

For what it's worth I love my Canon 50 1.4


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Aug 21, 2012 14:03 |  #4

Sort of depends on what your shooting. 35 is wider...obviously. I like the 50 and 100 focal lengths. I dont much care for the 85mm focal length. I would possibly entertain the 35L but that is a lot of money like you said when two steps back with your fifty will give you the same results. Or pick up a Sigma 50 and take two steps back.......




  
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snyder17315
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Aug 21, 2012 14:07 |  #5

Kronie wrote in post #14887815 (external link)
Sort of depends on what your shooting. 35 is wider...obviously. I like the 50 and 100 focal lengths. I dont much care for the 85mm focal length. I would possibly entertain the 35L but that is a lot of money like you said when two steps back with your fifty will give you the same results. Or pick up a Sigma 50 and take two steps back.......

Wouldn't it give me the same framing, but not the same perspective? I am a big fan of 50mm as well!


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Aug 21, 2012 19:16 |  #6

Love my 35 and 85 combo
The reason I don't like 50L is not too sharp


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Aug 21, 2012 19:47 |  #7

you still have the choice of Zeiss Distagon* 35mm f/1.4
uhh...

try rokinon 35mm 1.4, will amaze you


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Aug 21, 2012 20:48 |  #8

^^^ why r u selling it? Lol


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Aug 21, 2012 20:50 |  #9

Dasani wrote in post #14889626 (external link)
^^^ why r u selling it? Lol

I'm going to use 5dc, has no live view any more....


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