A&P I'm planning on buying a prime lens, but not sure whether I should go for 35 or 50

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  1. Smeghead

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    Will a 35mm be much more useful for me than a 50mm? I like photographing city-life / street, etc, not so much people and faces.

    The two I'm thinking of is the 50mm 1.8 and the 35mm 2.0
    The 35 is more than twice as expensive :o
    But if it will be more useful for me, it's worth it.

    I don't have any lens soon as I'm about to sell my Tamron 17-50
     
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    I'm assume your not FX cause of the 17-50, but like JColman said, 35mm is great on a cropped sensor.
     
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    get the 85L
     
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    Street shooting I would defs get the 35 2.0
    Capture enough of the scene, and I usually don't care about the distortion on people if I happen to get someone for a closer cropped portrait when shooting on the street.
     
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    Sigma 30 f/1.4
     
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    35 no doubt.
     
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    Not to hijack but.. has anyone compared the sigma 35mm 1.4 to the sigma 50mm 1.4? Trying to make a decision between these two.
     
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    why the 50 2.8? The canon and Nikon 50 1.8 is about $100
     
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    Both just as good, except they're different focal lengths. There's quite a few reviews comparing both of them.
     
  12. Bob Loblaw

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    get the sigma 30mm f/1.4
    but buy it locally, so you can return it when you realise the focus calibration is off :o
     
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    Are they (35 & 50) equally sharp?
     
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    ughhhhh, fuck those budget brands.
     
  15. Bob Loblaw

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    sigma isn't a budget brand
    they are built very solidly
    they just have bad quality control
     
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    Like Tamron, and Tokina.
    Sick of it bro.
     
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    :hsugh:
     
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    [QUOTE="Amazon.com user, 35mm]I bought this lens thinking I could match, or surpass the sharpness resolution and contrast range that I get with my 50mm 1.8. Unfortunately I was not as surprised with this lens as I was with the $80.00 50mm. Although this lens is extremely sharp, it is by no means sharper than the 50mm.[/QUOTE]-_-
     
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    Canon 28mm F1.8

    Hmm...a little bit more expensive but supposedly better in many ways than the 35mm 2.0.

    Is it worth it?
     
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    Fuck, I'm considering this one now anyway after googling around, majority of people says it's better than the 35 f/2.0 :o
     
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  22. Bob Loblaw

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    sigma 30mm f/1.4
     
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    Damn, I guess you're right.

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  24. Bob Loblaw

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    yes
    but make sure to buy it locally :o
     
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    Not a fan of Ken Rockwell or anything but he said

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/sigma/30mm-f14.htm

    I guess he's just full of it?
     

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