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Wide to Normal Prime for 5D Mark 3

Started Jul 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Wide to Normal Prime for 5D Mark 3
Jul 5, 2012

I recently put an order in for the Canon 35f1.4L however there has been delay after delay in getting it. I decided to cancel the order.

Now, I have the 50f1.4 and love it. I've used it on the 5D3 heaps and got reasonable use from it on my 7D and the 40D before that. I no longer have the 7D (and found the 50mm a bit long anyway)

Question is, for walkaround and candids, portraits and so on, is there a real justifiable difference between the 50f1.4 and the 50f1.2L, when considering I hardly ever shoot wide open because of the super shallow DOF. If I'm shooting at f1.8-f2.0, is the premium worth it?

Should I wait until stocks appear and buy the 35f1.4L? I actually paid for it so I was keen - my store gave a refund based on the lengthy delays... Is the 35f1.4L a bit wide for portraits anyway?

Any constructive input welcomed.

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