I'm currently looking for a fast lens in the 50-85 range to fit on my 5D classic. (Been looking too much at the 'Admirable Blur Thread' at fredmiranda :lol
Currently I'm using a Sigma 50/2.8 Macro as my walkaround lens, and i really like the ability to take closeups without too much of a hassle. On the other hand, I'd like to have a faster lens as a walkaround to get nicer bokeh (low-light performance would be a plus, of course)
Manual focusing isn't a problem, I use the Siggy with manual focus most of the time.
Currently I'm looking at the Samyang 85/1.4 (EF+focus confirm chip) and Jupiter-9 85/2 (m42+chipped adapter)
These may be a bit long, but I used my Sigma 50 on my 1000D as a walkaround too, and I didn't really find it too long.
+ One stop faster
- More expensive than Jupiter-9 (I know It's cheap compared to big brand name alternatives, but I'm on a tight budget after buying the 5D)
- Long MFD, I would have to change lenses to take closeups of eg. flowers
+ M42, could use adapter to other lenses in the future
+ Shorter MFD (?)
- One stop slower
- Old lens, not nice if I would get a damaged copy
What is your opinion on these alternatives?
I'm not really sure if I should go for 50-55 or 85, so feel free to advice on this issue too.