I agree with you 100%. But I couldn't help myself and now have both. You see, the kids, just growing out of the toddler phase, are running a little farther away now when they see the camera come out, and that extra 15mm makes all the difference.No because the 11-24 is a zoom!
I use a 35mm prime extensively and feel people that use a 35 and a 50 are being a little obtuse, with the MP we have few people couldn’t crop their 35mm shot to their desired 50mm shot just so long as they dont fall into the ‘fill the frame with the subject’ error that people make when conflating perspective and effective fov. Stand back and crop and the 35mm shot is identical to the 50mm image just fewer MP and fractionally different dof.
Anybody that says there is a massive difference between 35 and 50 just doesn’t get optics and perspective.