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Sep 06, 2017 18:31 |  #1

sigma 35mm 1.4 art or canon ef 24-70mm 2.8L ii...??




  
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Sep 06, 2017 18:42 |  #2

Assuming it's for a camera with an APS-C sensor, probably the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 Art. If I could only pick from those two it would still be the Sigma. But I really like a decently fast standard lens.

The 24-70 would be great if I had a camera with a 35mm sensor, but it would not be a focal length range that would interest me on APS-C.

I'd quite like a fast, i.e. faster than f/2, 22mm lens for an APS-C sensor too. Although I huess the aforementioned 18-35 pretty much deals with that, along with the 18mm. Certainly covers the old 28/35/50 prime combos that seemed popular on 35mm film back in the late 70's when I got interested in photography.

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Sep 06, 2017 18:43 |  #3

To photograph what?


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Sep 06, 2017 18:50 |  #4

full frame canon 5d series. portrait photography use. That 24-70 2.8 ii looks like a beast. The wide angle lens and portrait combined..




  
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Sep 06, 2017 18:52 |  #5

The 24-70 is more versatile obviously.

What other lenses do you own?


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Sep 06, 2017 18:56 |  #6

James Crockett wrote in post #18446271 (external link)
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24-70 2.8 ii looks like a beast. The wide angle lens and portrait combined..

Then .. between those two, certainly the 24-70 f/2.8 ... no contest. But why just those particular two?


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Sep 06, 2017 19:05 |  #7

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #18446273 (external link)
The 24-70 is more versatile obviously.

What other lenses do you own?


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Then .. between those two, certainly the 24-70 f/2.8 ... no contest. But why just those particular two?

I have a 135l f2 100mm macro and the 35mm sigma 1.4 art. I've thought about selling the sigma and get the 24-70 2.8...




  
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Sep 06, 2017 20:22 |  #8

Definitely the 24-70 then.


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Sep 06, 2017 20:45 |  #9

only thing bothers me is doesn't have image stabilization but I do like how versatile the lens is. I've considered this one and the 50mm 1.2L..




  
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Sep 06, 2017 21:04 |  #10

James Crockett wrote in post #18446331 (external link)
only thing bothers me is doesn't have image stabilization but I do like how versatile the lens is. I've considered this one and the 50mm 1.2L..

there are options with stabilization...you could look at the tamron and sigma 24-70f2.8's...


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Sep 06, 2017 21:07 |  #11

DreDaze wrote in post #18446340 (external link)
there are options with stabilization...you could look at the tamron and sigma 24-70f2.8's...

Thanks! I've looked at the sigma 24-70 but rather stick to Canon L series stuff.




  
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Sep 06, 2017 21:48 |  #12

You don't NEED IS in modern bodies... just push the ISO a bit. It can handle it. The 24-70 II is a beast.

A inexpensive alternative would be the 35 f2 IS. Killer lens. And very inexpensive.


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Sep 06, 2017 21:50 |  #13

In Nikon 35mm. 20, 35, 50, 85, 135DC, 200, 300
And all the FL lenses Nikon makes.

Oh, and a teleconverter for grins.

Medium Format: 40, 60, 80, 180, 300 and 1.4 teleconverter.


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Sep 06, 2017 22:54 |  #14

Of those two, I'd take the 35. No use for f/2.8 zooms.


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Sep 06, 2017 23:51 |  #15

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