Recommend me a low light prime for 5DM2

Started Jan 24, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Recommend me a low light prime for 5DM2
Jan 24, 2011

I am using the 5DM2 and all my current zoom lenses are aperture f2.8 - the 16-35mm II, 24-70mm, 70-200mm IS II.

I am looking for something with aperture f1.4 or f1.2 and may let go my 24-70mm to fund for this new lens.

What's a good low light lens for travelling and portrait photography together? I was considering the 50mm f1.2L (partly poisoned by joemama's post throughout the years) but thought that 50mm may be too long for travels. Would a 35mm f1.4L be a better option? I dont need the 85mm f1.2 L portrait specific lens.

Throughout my years of reading on dPreview.com, I believe most will recommend the 35mm over the 50mm. However, this is not a 35mm vs 50mm thread. I accept other brand / focal length recommendations, so long as it is sharp in low light.

Thanks in advance!

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