tjbrock42 wrote in post #11676725
I am just not sure which route to take to get there. Lenses then body or the other way around. There are infinite options.
hmm... swithcing to ff would be nice. how much should I expect to pay for a used 5D?
I say lenses first and then body. Even in the used market the ZE35/2 isn't going to drop anytime soon. Especially with the forthcoming 35/1.4 being twice as much. However the 5dc will continue to drop in price and more so if/when the mkiii comes out. A used 5d is still around $1000 but you see more and more for $900-1000 when this time last year they were $1000-1200.
celter wrote in post #11677536
I am planning to buy this Zeiss lens, but I think I need a new focusing screen on my 5Dc. Would the EE-S Canon focusing screen do the work or should I go for the more expensive third party focusing screens that have the split image focusing?
EE-S screen is better as you can have the object anywhere in the viewfinder and achieve focus. Split prisms are limited to the center of the screen and that can affect composition. The split prism screws up metering as well especially if you use spot metering.
LightRules wrote in post #11678786
I'd disagree having used many copies of the Canon L and a few Sigma 30's http://www.pbase.com/lightrules/30v35_2nd
, test from Nov 2006. It's one reason after extensive use of various copies I still own the Sigma 30 for my APS-C body here in 2011. It's that good
for APS-C format.
On a crop I didn't notice much distinction between the 30/1.4 and the 35/1.4 either. In fact wide open I thought the Sigma had a little more contrast. And the 50/1.4 is pretty comparable to the 50/1.2L and it looks like the 85/1.4 gives the 85/1.2 a good run for it's money as well. Sigma lenses may have some AF quirks but if you get them sorted out the fair very well to the Canon L counterparts.