I have a 7D and want to get a fast prime lens that would be close to the equivalent of a 50mm on a FF camera. I have a 17-55 f/2.8, so I want it faster than that.
This will be my "learn composition & photography the old school way" with a standard length prime, zoom with your feet, etc. I would also use this for indoor pics of the family, children, dogs. Possibly indoor events like kids plays, or sports in a poorly lit gym when I want a wider angle shot (I have an 85 f/1.8 and a 50 f/1.4 and those usually handle the indoor sports stuff)
Sharpness & accurate focus are important to me.
There are several lenses in this range to choose from, and they all get mixed reviews from what I have read. I can't see a clear winner.
For those of you that have any of these lenses, I could use some of your advice, thoughts. I am tempted to rent them all and compare them, but that would be somewhat of an expensive experiment.
I assume the 35 f/1.4L is the best, also Zeiss lenses but that is beyond what I would want to spend. (unless someone could convince me to spend 3x the money
I am looking at the following lenses
- Sigma 30mm f/1.4
- Canon 28mm f/1.8
- Canon 35mm f/2
Any other suggestions?
Thanks in advance for your responses.