Canon 24mm f/1.4L II or 35mm f/1.4L?

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Canon 24mm f/1.4L II or 35mm f/1.4L?
Nov 8, 2010

I've made a thread a month or so again about the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 (found here: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1029&message=36682130 )

inbetween then and now, I've read somewhere about people 'investing' in L glass for this focal range. Many get the 35mm f/1.4L, while a minority use the 24mm alternative. I've read the reviews at 'the digital picture' and they both seem quite similar to me and it comes down to the focal length needed. Is this understanding correct?

I have the 15-85mm lense now so i tried zooming at 24mm and 35mm to get a feel of them and thought 24mm being wider was a lot more useful (probably too pampered by the 15mm since i came from compact cameras before where i found 15mm to be very wide even on a 1.6x crop). is the 35mm better in some way over the 24mm?

as I mentioned in another thread ( http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1029&message=36860421 ), I'll be heading to Osaka and will consider getting second hand L glass if it's a worthy investment over the sigma 30mm f/1.4... that'll depend on whether i find the right lense at the right price while i'm there... but are the Canon L lenses so much better than the Sigma?

Thanks in advance!

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