Wide Angle Prime Suggestions For Street - $$$s or $?

Started May 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Slrgear review - they clueless as well
In reply to Press Correspondent, May 25, 2012

Photozone echoes the results of slrGear, they are clueless as well?:

"Full-Frame Test Notes:

The full-frame results for the Canon f/2 as compared to the Canon f/1.4L are very similar to the sub-frame tests. At lower apertures (2-2.8), the Canon f/1.4L outperforms the Canon f/2 in both the blur and light fall-off tests; while in the remaining range (f/4-22), the two perform very similarly. The Sigma f/1.4 EX is excluded here because it is strictly a sub-frame lens.

As in the sub-frame tests, the Canon f/2 actually betters the Canon f/1.4L in the Chromatic Aberration measurements. We can offer no rational (or irrational) explanation for this result, other than that the relaxed design constraints provided by the smaller maximum aperture let the 35mm f/2's designers achieve a better overall result.

These two Canon lenses perform essentially identically in the full-frame geometric distortion results with both showing an average distortion of about 0.25%.

Once again the Canon f/2 proves itself to be a worthy competitor against a significantly higher priced lens (the Canon f/1.4L) which admittedly is more sturdily built and has one-stop more light gathering capability. But, again, if you don’t need the low-light capability, the Canon 35mm f/2 is a really excellent bargain!"

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