Thoughts on Sigma 35/1.4 size?

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rudyr
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Thoughts on Sigma 35/1.4 size?
Nov 12, 2013

My "go to" lens is a 24-120/4, which all said and done is probably the one lens I would take if I can't carry anything else at all.  That said, the weight is really borderline what I'm comfortable with on my D600, so I've found myself throwing my 50/1.8G on the camera and tucking the 85/1.8G in the bag as well.  The smaller primes make handling the camera almost effortless.  Optically, especially the 85, it's like "pow".  Love it.

My only issue when I go the prime route is that I find the 50 a bit tight.  Even with just a 15mm difference, I think the 35 would probably hit the perspective sweet spot for me, and the thought of pairing a 35 w/ an 85 seems like a great pairing.  My only concern is that the specs of the Sigma 35 make it sound like it would be as physically imposing as my 24-120.  That's giving me a bit of pause, because I do place a lot of value of primes on their size advantage.

In general from people who have used the lens, is the size ever an issue or disappointment for you?

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