Recommendations for 50mm on APS-C sensor? (re: 1.6x crop factor, etc)

Started Aug 8, 2011 | Discussions thread
Dan_168 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,823
Re: Recommendations for 50mm on APS-C sensor? (re: 1.6x crop factor, etc)

Since you already mentioned the 35L is out of your price range, so forget about it, no need to talk about it here even we all know it's a better lens, then the next two closest ones both in terms of price and focal length might work for you are the Canon 35 F2 and Sigma 30 F1.4. I don't personally own those but a 35L and Zeiss 35 F1.4 Distagon, but have some experience with both 35 F2 and 30 F1.4 HSM when shoot out with friends, and my opinion is the Sigma 30 F1.4 is a much better lens, quite a bit sharper than the 35 F2 wide open, better color as well, perfectly usable at F1.4, that's one full stop advantage there for your low light in door shooting or when you need the max background isolation, the only thing is that is a crop format only lens so you can't use it on FF ( if you are planning to get a FF any time soon).

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