35, 50 or Both?

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JerryriggedTECH Senior Member • Posts: 1,007
Re: 35, 50 or Both?

JerryriggedTECH wrote:

MMACory wrote:

On a full-frame, to complement a 14, 24-70 f/4, 85 1.4 and a 135, would you favor a 35 1.4 II or 50 1.2 for general everything? My paid thing is headshots/portraits/commercial, but most of my photography is just the usual personal not-paid landscapes, travel and architecture.


I'm in a similar position... For primes, I have the 35mm f/1.4L II and just recently got the 85mm f/1.4L IS (also have the 100mm L macro). Trying to decide if I should get the new RF 50mm f/1.2L (I shoot on the EOS R), and/or the 135mm f/2. I'm really leaning toward that new RF 50 1.2, because I think it will be different enough from the 35 and the 85 to make it useful.

I know the Sigma 135 is supposed to be better than the Canon 135, but the Canon is loved by so many! Would be nice to have a fast(ish) telephoto, but not sure how useful 135 would be?

UPDATE: I went with the RF 50 f/1.2L - being delivered tomorrow! However, if I didn't already have the 35 f/1.4L II, I'd get the 35 first! The 50 will is still a bit of an unknown for me. I used the EF 50 1.2, and loved it, though no one will say it is a particularly sharp lens (sharpness isn't everything). My understanding is that the new RF 50 lens that I'm getting is supposed to be very sharp... even wide open at 1.2!

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EF-S 10-18 IS STM
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