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Re: Which to get next: 35 f/1.4L or 16-35 f/2.8L...?
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2012, 03:32:29 PM »
Looking back at my purchases, IF (and that's a big if) I wasn't doing any video at all, I would've opted for the 16-35L over my 35L.  But i absolutely LOVE the 35 L when I shoot videos.  Yes, I use it at f/1.4-2.0 for video and it looks gorgeous.  As a walk around, on the rare occasion when I switch out my 24-105 for the 35L, I use it at f/1.8-2.0 without flash and it does a decent job, but I'm realizing more and more that primes, awesome as they are, aren't really well suited for my style of shooting.  It's a pain to have to switch between my 35 and my 50 when I'm walking around so 90% of the time, I just keep the 24-105 on.  This might change as I just got my 70-200 yesterday and have fallen in love with it.   

to sum up: I like primes for video shoots when I have time to set up one lens and one shot.  Lots of fun playing with manual focus.  I'd prefer an f/2.8 zoom for photography and it seems like you're lacking in the wide angle area so I 2nd that notion.
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