First prime lens -- 24mm or 35mm?

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First prime lens -- 24mm or 35mm?
Nov 25, 2010

Almost all my photography is done when I'm traveling and almost all of it is street photography, capturing the local way of living, emotions, etc. I have a 50D and have 17-55 f/2.8, 24-105 f/4 L, 70-200 f/4 L, and for the first time, I'm considering getting a prime lens. On my last trip to the Middle East (Lebanon, Jordan, Syria), I primarily used the 17-55 f/2.8 and in fact, never used the 70-200 f/4. I want a fast lens to be able to shoot in low light as well as to create the depth of field I often want. I'm looking at either the 24 f/1.4 L or the 35 f/1.4 L. I think the 50 F/1.2 is not going to be wide enough for my crop. For those with experience with either then 24 or the 35, any advice, comments, suggestions?

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