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wayno

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Re: How often do you use 35L @1.4
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2012, 07:27:59 PM »
I use mine between 1.4-2.0 90% of the time. I find even at 1.4, it's very sharp (better than I thought it would be, to be honest). As most of it's for portraiture, this works well for me.

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Re: How often do you use 35L @1.4
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Re: How often do you use 35L @1.4
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2012, 08:40:16 PM »
What do you think this lens is most useful for and what styles should be avoided when using this lens?

Now I'm even considering selling it and getting 24-70 II, but I might miss the bokeh of 35L. :-\

I shoot indoor portraits with ambient light at whatever f/ is needed to keep iso down. I absolutely love the versatility/availability of going to f/1.4 when needed and would never trade this one in for the 24-70 II. It might as well be glued to the 60D since it rarely comes off, though my wife and I took only our 35L and 5Dii on vacation and had no regrets. With that, I can't think of any "styles" that are outside of the reach of this lens apart from its physical limitations (i.e. fixed at 35mm) I hope that helps, but personally, I think this lens is pretty awesome.

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Re: How often do you use 35L @1.4
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2012, 08:50:57 PM »
I took some photos of a friend driving his monster truck last summer (2011), and ended up having to use the 35mmL and cropping the images severely.  Even wide open and severely cropped, I can print large prints.
f/1.4

 
 
f/2.8
 

 
Before cropping:
 

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Re: How often do you use 35L @1.4
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2012, 08:50:57 PM »