Best prime lens- 50mm, 40mm or 35mm?

Started Apr 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Best prime lens- 50mm, 40mm or 35mm?
In reply to sshoihet, 3 months ago

Bit of a thread resurrection but I ran into this thread asking the same question as the thread starter.

Well I own the three in question:

35mm 1.8G

40mm 2.8G

50mm 1.8D

I started with the 35mm, and it was nice.

Added the 50mm, and felt it was a bit long.

Then finally tried the 40mm, LOVE IT.

Sure it is a slower lens, but it is so versatile.  And has a nicer bokeh.

So the 40mm is in.. I'm getting rid of the 35mm and holding onto the 50mm as well (to use on my full frame camera).

When I need something wider I'll stick to something like my 17-50 2.8 Sigma.  The 35 just didn't find a home in my camera bag.  I found myself equipping the 40mm much more.

I recommend anyone curious about the 40mm 2.8 to maybe borrow one and try it out for a bit.  See if you fall in love.

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