« on: January 07, 2014, 03:11:17 PM »
And the difference between, say the 35/1.4 and the older 35/2 is considerable.
I've got one of those 'old' 35/2's, and I love it for its tinyness. That, and the 50mm 1.8 mkI are great little primes that can always find a corner in my bag if I think I might need a prime but don't want the bulk, for instance when I travel
True, I currently have the old 35 f2 and am very happy with it and if I bought an upgraded 35 I would definitely keep it as it is a great little lens for size/performance ratio. Likewise if I got an upgraded 50 I would probably keep my Canon 50 1.4 for its size/performance ratio. These lenses have their flaws but the flaws certainly do not get in the way of the photography. I think large lenses sometimes do get in the way of the photography depending on the shooting situation.