Normal lens for a full frame first timer: 50mm 1.4 or 35mm 1.4?

Started Apr 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
JoshRtek
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Re: Normal lens for a full frame first timer: 50mm 1.4 or 35mm 1.4?

I personally find the 35mm focal length of full frame much more useful than 50mm. For me, it's the goldilocks of focal length. Not too tele, not too wide.

Compared to your 35mm f/1.8 DX (which I used to own and loved) the 50mm f/1.4g actually focuses slow, and is not as sharp wide-open. It cleans up quickly though as you stop down.

You might like the 50mm f/1.8g better. I hear it focuses faster, and like the 35mm f/1.8 DX it's sharp wide-open.

I'm sure the 35mm f/1.4g is excellent, but boy is it expensive.

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