Would the 35mm f/1.4L be redundant given my current glass collection?

Started May 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Would the 35mm f/1.4L be redundant given my current glass collection?
In reply to ultimitsu, May 19, 2012

ultimitsu wrote:

see discussion here on why F1.4 doesnt get you F1.4 light transmission

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1019&thread=41526763&message=latest

So F1.4 is a bit of a waste of money.

If I were you I would all 3 lenses, buy a 17-55 or sigma 17-50 OS.

BTW, the 17-55 (and just about any other lens) does not get you the advertised transmission either:

http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Lenses/Camera-Lens-Database/Canon/EF-S-17-55-f-2.8-IS-USM

Click on Measurements, Transmission. The loss is 0.7 Ev vs. 0.5 Ev for f/1.4 lenses.

I would still back the recommendation for the 17-55/50 however.

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