What is your favorite prime & why?

Started Nov 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
OldDigiman
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Re: Prepare to be Disappointed...
In reply to Fave Photog, Dec 14, 2012

Fave Photog wrote:

OldDigiman wrote:

Right now 35mm f2 AIs (for D800E), but have a 35mm f2.8 AIs on the way to compare because I am finding the edges of the f2 a little too soft for me to be really happy.

I have no experience with the 35/2.8, but  does and he says it's a dog. For reference, he rates the 35/2 '5-Stars' out of 5, but the 35/2.8 a miserable 2.5 stars. He rarely rates anything below 3 unless it really sucks.

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Yeah, I had looked at his site when I was thinking about the f2, but had not paid attention to his rating of the f2.8. Curious, because a Lula member said his f2.8 outperformed the f2 in the corners (hence my decision to try the f2.8). Anyway, whichever I end up keeping, it's a stopgap until I can save enough to get the Sigma 35mm f1.4 which looks like it really hits the sweet spot for price/value. Though I likely will rent and compare the Sigma to the Zeiss 35mm f2 before dropping any more dough.

Thanks for the heads up.

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