650D versus 60D with prime lens - first DSLR advice please!

Started Jan 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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borderrose Veteran Member • Posts: 3,234
Re: 35mm on the 650D is a great combo...

I think you would be happier with the Canon 35mm f2 lens.  It is about the same price as the 50mm f1.4, but has a more useful focal length.  The optical quality of the 35mm f2 is excellent and it has good macro capability.  The build is better than the 50mm f1.8, but not as good as the 50mm f1.4.

The 50mm lenses on a crop body are not quite wide enough for all purpose use. I use my 35mm quite a bit, and almost never use my 50mm f1.4.

Also, I would buy the 650D, for the reasons already noted.

Regards,

Jim

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