What 35mm f1.4 to f1.8 lenses would you recommend?

Started Jan 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
Michael Everett
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Re: What 35mm f1.4 to f1.8 lenses would you recommend?
In reply to verybiglebowski, Feb 1, 2013

verybiglebowski wrote:

Why not try Fujian 35 f1.7 or lensbaby - sweet 35. Neither is high IQ lens, but both has unique character and good separation possibilities. Fujian is around 30 USD, while sweet baby can be found used for 200 in a composer.

Don't bother with a Fujian.  I bought one just out of curiosity (I paid $19 for it).  The edges are a disaster, but if you are looking at only the center then you get plenty of blur around the edges.  The problem is the Fujian is not much better even in the center, especially at 1.7.

There are a lot of 35mm f2 or so lenses available at a reasonable price, but I agree with the responses that your best bet is to get a fast 50 and zoom with your feet.

Michael

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