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Re: Which Prime: 50L or 35L?
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2012, 09:40:30 AM »
It's always been my understanding that the 50mm f/1.4 actually outperforms the f/1.2 at practically every aperture... which is why I can't understand why someone would upgrade when it is technically a downgrade.  So my vote would be the 35L. 

Maybe that is just rumor and innuendo, but it's a tale I choose to believe.

The 50L is better from f/1.2 - f/2.8. After that the 1.4 Is sharper.

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Re: Which Prime: 50L or 35L?
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2012, 09:40:30 AM »

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Re: Which Prime: 50L or 35L?
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2012, 10:57:10 AM »
In case you are going to shoot a lot wide open for portraits or night shots I strongly recommend the 50L.

Nevertheless as Neuro stated in this thread you should question your preferred focal length, because although 35mm is somewhat similar to 50mm it is not the same. The 50mm will give you tighter portraits or night shots with more reach. If you want to shoot wider, go for the 35mm, if it is the opposite you should buy the 50mm.

I own and absolutely love the 50mm. I use a 24mm f1.4 for wider shots with fast aperture, because I feel 35mm focal length is not really something for me, but that is exactly the point in focal length preference.

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Re: Which Prime: 50L or 35L?
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2012, 10:57:10 AM »