A quick question to those who use a 50mm lens

Started Jul 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
glokenpop
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In reply to SohoAperture, Jul 5, 2013

SohoAperture wrote:

I currently use the 24-105mm on my 5D3 but have this awful habit of using too much zoom. Although i normally end up with lovely portrait shots i normally miss out on what is really happening in the scene and only capture the small details rather than the main event. I know i should discipline myself but thought a 50mm could maybe help prevent me from doing this.

I see a lot of people using the 50mm as the lens of choice for everyday photography, would you recommend this as the lens of choice for everyday street, holiday shots, etc? Would the 35mm or the 85mm be a better choice?

Also a photographer friend tells me the Sigma 50mm 1.4 is better than the Canon 50mm 1.4 - is this the case?

Yes from 1.4 - 2.2 it is, from 2.8 onwards the canon gets better.

And yes it's better than the Canon 50L at 1.4.

I have the Sigma 50 1.4 it's awesome, it's cheap and if you have a full frame camera and you don't own one you need to take a good long look at yourself.

Or would you recommend i sell one of my kidneys and buy a canon 50mm 1.2?

I have some L glass and it's often worth it - with the 35, the 50 and the 85 I don't think it is. Sigma is kicking butt with their fancy primes.

I am still swaying to the 50m 1.4 but would like to hear other peoples experience

Thanks in advance.

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