« on: January 29, 2013, 06:43:19 AM »
I'd probably vote for the 50 1.4 or the 24-70 ii. The latter very versatile and the 50 is small and reasonably discreet. I find my 35 a bit too close for street photography but I do love it's all round focal length for posing and close candids. All three are good choices really and all with wildly different budgetary issues.
I like the 50mm FOV but intentionally chose the 35mm so I WOULD get closer, as close is good when it comes to street photos, especially candids, and for general shots it's a lot easier to work with. Go F/1.4 and with that wide perspective it gives an unbeatable feel, where the 50 is close but it's normal looking and often too shallow. Although Canon's 50mm 1.4 isn't something I want to play with anymore, especially wide open, at F/2.0 it can manage but that thing flares and messes up the picture in ways my Siggy 35 laughs at wide open~
That said, my recent walk around in Kyoto left me wanting a 24-70 for it's versatility, but being able to shoot 2 stops faster cures me of that desire every time (although I had a 70-200 with me as well...