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Re: 50mm 1.2L vs 35mm 1.4L for events photography...
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2013, 06:11:36 PM »
Definitely the 35mm. And I would recommend the Sigma f/1.4 as well. I own one. You are shooting events so this would be a super sharp lens the is more versatile in that environment. $900. What more do you need to know!!!!
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Re: 50mm 1.2L vs 35mm 1.4L for events photography...
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2013, 06:11:36 PM »

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Re: 50mm 1.2L vs 35mm 1.4L for events photography...
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2013, 07:34:39 PM »
I own the 35L and have used the 50L several times. The last time was just a few days ago. Here is a shot with the 50L on FFF, wide open:



I happen to have a very similar shot, taken a day or two before, with the 35L:



They are both excellent lenses. The 35L is sharper wide open but this would be the last consideration for me. They both focus well. The 35L can show double lines in the bokeh under the right (wrong) conditions. The 50L can render busy bokeh as well but rarely (you can see some evidence of that above). I would chose based on the FL length only. 50mm is boring to me, 35L is just perfect. For event shooting, 50mm might be better though.

35mm sometimes need to be corrected for geometric "distortions". The head of the cop on the 2nd shot is stretched. I can use DXO Optics Pro to compress the borders mainly. It works quite well.

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Re: 50mm 1.2L vs 35mm 1.4L for events photography...
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2013, 10:25:29 AM »
Thanks for all you inputs everyone!!

I have spent the last week doing some research on the Sigma 35mm 1.4 and from reviews that I've read and Youtubes I've seen, this seems like a stellar lens!  Very difficult not to consider.  Given that the 50mm 1.2 is currently north of $1400 w/rebate & the 35mm 1.4 (& many years old) is north of $1300 w/rebate, the Sigma at $900 is very very attractive.  I am leaning heavily towards the Sigma and hope to make the purchase soon!  Thanks again All!
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Re: 50mm 1.2L vs 35mm 1.4L for events photography...
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2013, 12:08:25 AM »
Thanks for all you inputs everyone!!

I have spent the last week doing some research on the Sigma 35mm 1.4 and from reviews that I've read and Youtubes I've seen, this seems like a stellar lens!  Very difficult not to consider.  Given that the 50mm 1.2 is currently north of $1400 w/rebate & the 35mm 1.4 (& many years old) is north of $1300 w/rebate, the Sigma at $900 is very very attractive.  I am leaning heavily towards the Sigma and hope to make the purchase soon!  Thanks again All!

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Re: 50mm 1.2L vs 35mm 1.4L for events photography...
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2013, 12:28:37 AM »
I really like the 35mm f/1.4 Sigma.  I use it a lot at weddings.  Nice and wide on FF.  85mm for tighter shots with more bokeh.  And 24mm for extra wide shots, good on the dance floor.

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Re: 50mm 1.2L vs 35mm 1.4L for events photography...
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2013, 12:28:37 AM »