135 or 35 mm

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Peter Foiles
Peter Foiles Senior Member • Posts: 1,956
Re: 135 or 35 mm

trainerKEN wrote:

A-Marc wrote:

i got GAS and cant decide....

135 GM or Sigma 35/1.2

what would you do.....

that's a tough one... 7-8 years ago, I would have said 135mm F1.8 hands down because back then... I LOVED the Zeiss 135mm F1.8 on A-mount... But while I "DID" recently picked up the GM 135 (because of an offer from Sony for retail employees that I couldn't pass on), my taste and style have changed... and I would take the Sigma 35mm F1.2 ART if there was a deal like what I got from Sony. I've only tried using the GM 135 once on a photoshoot... and it didn't last long before switching back to the 55mm F1.8 or GM85 because I had to be back up sooooo far from the model that I was yelling just to communicate with her. (it was for full body shots)

Under the current conditions the extra working distance could be considered an advantage.

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