August 20, 2014, 11:25:32 AM

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Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art or 35mm 1.4 Art. Which one would YOU buy? (I can't decide)

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22 (71%)
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The 35mm is great, the 50mm is spectacular. I already have the Sigma 18-35 f1.8 so that pretty much covers all the medium-wide focal lengths for me (with a decent maximum aperture still).
I actually like the 50mm over any 85mm I've seen yet because the 50mm has a good minimum focus distance, which I use a lot. 50mm is still ideal for full body portraits, where 85mm is your minimum for head and shoulders portraits. Given that I've never taken a picture of just someone's head I don't actually see a need for 85mm, other than if you want "maximum bokeh".
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I think it depends on which camera you are shooting. I love the 50mm FL, but I'm shooting a 7D, so I would go for the 35mm. If I had FF, I would probably go with the 50mm.
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I already have an 85mm prime and recently bought the 35mm.  I never thought I would like a 35mm as much as I do.  It has turned into my general take with me lens.  I am considering the 50mm.  But I keep asking myself the following question

"For what I shoot (street, landscape stuff), What would I be unable to do with both the 35 and 85mm??  If I were rich, the answer is clear -- I *need* every lens.  However I am not rich and I do want to rebuild my prime kit with some discipline.

Maybe after I finish re-building my prime kit, I will go back and get the 50.

If I did not already have the 35 or the 85 the decision on the 50 would be a lot easier.  So the posters who asked what do you already have bring up the key question.  You really can't ignore your existing kit when making FL decisions.
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Thanks for all the posts! I just picked up the 35mm on Monday. So far I am very impressed with the build quality and sharpness. Cant wait to get more time with it...

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Thanks for all the posts! I just picked up the 35mm on Monday. So far I am very impressed with the build quality and sharpness. Cant wait to get more time with it...

Have fun with your new lens!!  :D
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