Walkaround 35mm prime - which prime

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poipoipoi_2016 Contributing Member • Posts: 842
Walkaround 35mm prime - which prime

So last month, I did some mild reworking of my lenses, gave away my 35/2.8 and 85/1.4, and ended up with:

16-35 + 24-105 zooms

45/1.8 - Very nice cheap walkaround after you buy 4 and keep the only one that isn't horribly decentered
85/1.4, but Sigma this time.

And I went around with my 24 and my 45, and my takeaway was that for woods and single or two-prime walkaround, I wanted a 35.

At this point, I'm fairly undecided between the Sony 35/1.8 and the Sigma 35/1.4. Maybe the Samyang 35/1.8 can tempt me, but see above about 4 tries, it'd better be *super* tempting. I may at some point buy a 35/1.2, but that's heavier than any _zoom_ I own.

The 35/1.8 is lighter and has better focusing with good bokeh, the 35/1.4 is the best of the 1.4's by far.

At this point, I think I'm leaning 35/1.8, since I've really liked the lightness of my 45 prime on walks and wanted slightly better MFD for things like leaf pictures.

What do you guys think about the 35/1.8 vs. the 35/1.4?

 poipoipoi_2016's gear list:poipoipoi_2016's gear list
Sony RX100 V Sony a7R III Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 Sony FE 24-105mm F4 Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM +1 more
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