Rebuilding a full frame kit
I just replaced my worn out 50D with a 5D mkIV that I was lucky to pick it up in the October 15% off refurbished sale. I recently sold off my EFS 17-55 and 10-22, and am looking to rebuild a full frame kit.
I still have the EF 85 1.8 which has performed beautifully so far on the 5D. Next step is a standard zoom, I rented a 24-70 f/4 which I loved. The full frame FOV of it is good enough to replace the range of the 17-55 and 10-22 for now. But, 24-70 prices aren't great right now, so I'm holding out for another refurb sale or better holiday rebates.
I am interested in adding a fast wide prime when the 24-70 f/4 isn't fast enough. I'm stuck on deciding between the 40mm pancake and 35 f/2 IS. I've used the 50 1.8 and 1.4 before, and wasn't happy with the wide open results or build quality.
I see the only benefits of the 40mm are cheaper cost and portability. Uses of the prime would be for occasional full portraits, indoor static low light, and lighter travelling without a zoom . I don't do indoor sport shooting anymore. Budget around $1000-1200 which would ideally cover the 24-70 f/4 and fast prime in a refurb sale.
Thanks for any input, and for those who might have had experience with these lenses.
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