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Re: Thinking about either getting the 35mm 1.4L or 50mm 1.2L
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2011, 12:59:14 AM »
I was looking at my 8000 or so photos i took of my trip to Japan a few weeks ago, Most of the shots were with the sigma 30mm on the 7D. So i think i would be happy with the 50mm 1.2L on the 5d mkii.

I mainly do street photography and i think the 50mm 1.2L will be the lens i buy this week. Hopefully Canon announces the 35mmL II soon.

Now to see if i will go 16-35mmL Instead of 17-40mmL haha but thats a whole other topic.

Thanks a lot guys for the replys.

It helped make the decision a lot easier.

the 50 on FF is awesome for street. i'll try post up some pics later Definately get the 16-35 if you can afford it its great i use it alot on my 1Dmk3 for street too as it gives 20-48mm effective at f2.8 with super sharp IQ. the more i use the 16-35 the cool uses i find for it. it's one of my favourite lenses
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Re: Thinking about either getting the 35mm 1.4L or 50mm 1.2L
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2011, 12:59:14 AM »

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Re: Thinking about either getting the 35mm 1.4L or 50mm 1.2L
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2011, 02:18:57 AM »
I own both the 35mm f/1.4 as well as the 50mm f/1.2, and what it really comes down to is testing both lenses out. When I had to first pick between the two, I rented both and considered which focal length I would get more use out of, paired with my current lens line-up at the time, until i could afford both. You've picked two of Canons best primes (in my opinion) and they've never let me down.

On a side note:
With all of the talk about an up and coming 35mm f/1.4 ll, has there been any hint as to an update on the 50mm f/1.2? Some people are saying that the 50's are fading away and becoming a thing of the past, while others say this L is due for an update (although, how much more can they update this lens?) comes to mind.

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Re: Thinking about either getting the 35mm 1.4L or 50mm 1.2L
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2012, 01:56:36 AM »
i have the 35 and the 50, get the 35.  It's sharper.

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Re: Thinking about either getting the 35mm 1.4L or 50mm 1.2L
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2012, 01:56:36 AM »