I decided to upgrade all my lenses to “L”. Early this week, I sold my last non-L 50mm f1.4 on CL for $290. That wasn’t an easy decision, but I did it.
I currently have 16-35 II, 24-70 II and 70-200 f2.8 IS II (5D III body). As you can see, I’m pretty much covered from 16 to 200mm at 2.8 straight. It’s time to add a prime to my bag.
Question is which prime? I’m leaning toward to 50L or 35L – my feeling right now is 55% on 50L and 45% on 35L.
So, which prime will deliver best sharpness at wide open for
portrait general shooting & portrait? Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.
with the f2.8 zoom trinity do you really need a prime? Ok I jest we all need new (more) gear. Since this will obviously be a costly decision, i say rent the 35, 50, 85, and 135 L and see what floats your boat. Or simply set your zooms to those FL and go shooting for a day to see what fits your eye best. I suspect with the gear you already have there is a good chance you already know what FL you want the most. My $0.02: I spent a brief weekend with the 24-70ii and that tells me you won't see a vast improvement over the zoom with the 35 or 50L unless you really need the extra stops, so maybe lean towards the 85 or 135L.