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Need advice. 35L or 135L. Inputs welcome

 
biggcstylez
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Jan 08, 2013 08:47 |  #1

Hi guys. I've been lusting After a 35L for a while, but also recently been really interested in the 50L. Price delta seems to be ~$70 with current rebates. I just sold my 24-70L and currently will have the 17-40 f4l and 135f2L. y heart says 35L, but am concerned that he gap between 35 and 135 will be pretty big if I go that route. current camera is a 5D2. Looking for any inputs from anyone who may have made this decision in the past.

Thanks in advance for your help!!!

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Jan 08, 2013 08:54 |  #2

Yes, the gap between 35mm & 135mm is huge, but if this are your two favorites focal lengths, it's not really a problem... If it is, a 50mm or 85mm can fill the gap if necessary.

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Jan 08, 2013 08:56 |  #3

Well you have your 24-70 to cover part of the gap?

Alternatively, consider Sigma's new 35; it beats the 35L in most categories and is cheaper. With the $$ saved over the 35L, you'd be able to buy an 85 1.8, then you'd have 35, 85, 135.


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Jan 08, 2013 08:57 |  #4

35mm. Yes. I said it. I have the Sigma 35mm and now the 135L. While the 135L is nice it is quite similar to other telephotos I have in feeling. The 35mm f1.4 is something else and I dare say better for close up (flowers, plant...) than the 135L.

I say get both of course, but the 35mm first. And try the Sigma, no kidding. It's nothing like previous Sigma lenses.


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Jan 08, 2013 09:09 |  #5

The 24-70 was sold yesterday to a forum member. Intersting thought about the sigma and the 851.8 though.

Sirrith wrote in post #15460769 (external link)
Well you have your 24-70 to cover part of the gap?

Alternatively, consider Sigma's new 35; it beats the 35L in most categories and is cheaper. With the $$ saved over the 35L, you'd be able to buy an 85 1.8, then you'd have 35, 85, 135.


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Jan 08, 2013 09:24 |  #6

I prefer 50L to 35mm. To shoot wide, I prefer 24 to 35mm. So it depends on your shooting preference.


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Jan 08, 2013 09:26 |  #7

biggcstylez wrote in post #15460823 (external link)
The 24-70 was sold yesterday to a forum member. Intersting thought about the sigma and the 851.8 though.

Just remember the 35L has been a proven prime lens. The sigma 35mm has been introduced in the period where its been testrun on a non wedding season. I wouldn't jump just yet till you see alot of real people reviews especially wedding photogs.

No lens is perfect. Some POTN members are already sharing their experiences with the new sig 35mm to have similar dreadful random focus issues.

35mm is a semi wide lens on a ff so this is why I'd prefer this over a 50mm. All depends on what you shoot. For everyday life to events I could get away with using my 16-35 and 85mm on two bodies.

135L is a long prime. For tighter quarters and indoor home shots its rather limiting unless you like ultra tight shots. Large venues or outdoor work the 135L works great but in good light I'd rather have versatility of a 70-200 f/2.8IS.

If you like wideangle the 50mm is not your choice. In most cases you'll see more subject matter and little environment. Again its about what you shoot.


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Jan 08, 2013 09:38 as a reply to  @ AlanU's post |  #8

I have:
EF 35 L
EF 50 1.4
EF 135 L
and I'm thinking in buying a 85mm f1.4 or a 50mm L

I think it's a big gap, but sometimes I take those 2 lenses, others I travel light (only the 50mm)

It depends on your preferences.


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Jan 08, 2013 10:18 as a reply to  @ codewizpt's post |  #9

if you want to stick with primes, the 50mm or 85mm should work well. otherwise, how about adding a 70-200 to the mix.


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Jan 08, 2013 19:34 |  #10

AlanU wrote in post #15460897 (external link)
No lens is perfect. Some POTN members are already sharing their experiences with the new sig 35mm to have similar dreadful random focus issues.

Yes. 2 persons on the whole of the internet. Its a disaster. There should be a recall.


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Jan 08, 2013 19:36 |  #11

AlanU wrote in post #15460897 (external link)
No lens is perfect. Some POTN members are already sharing their experiences with the new sig 35mm to have similar dreadful random focus issues.

Yes. 2 persons on the whole of the internet. Its a disaster. There should be a recall.

But more to the point, this lens is incredibly popular. Where I live, it is so popular in fact, that most places are completely sold out due to high demand. I think if there really were a common or persistent problem (as opposed to very few, isolated incidents), we'd know by now. Especially since virtually all the major review sites have already tested this lens thoroughly.


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Jan 09, 2013 08:44 |  #12

Get the 35L first. It is a awesome Len. Very good in low light. If u find big gap between 35 to 135. Can always add a 85 1.8 which is relatively low price for this decent Len.


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