Should I sell my Canon EF 50mm 1.4 and get the RF 35mm Macro?

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BBbuilder467 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,050
Re: Should I sell my Canon EF 50mm 1.4 and get the RF 35mm Macro?

SmokinBanjo wrote:

I recently jumped to the full frame canon RP from my older canon xsi. I got a nice 24-70 to go along with it but there are some situations where I want a smaller lens. I currently have the Canon EF 50mm 1.4 and use it with the EF to RF adapter. I am considering going to the RF 35mm because it seems like it might be a little more versatile than the 50mm and without the adapter will be smaller.

The 50mm was a nice portrait lens for my crop sensor camera but it doesn't have as compelling of a use case for me now I am on a full frame. It is a fast lens which is nice for some situations and I will wonder if I will miss the extra speed.

A 35mm macro lens would make a nice, all-purpose prime for outdoors where it works well for nature landscape and can also do extreme close-up. I would think of it as a hiker's lens, where you pack down to the minimum.

it would be used as more of a substitute for the 24-70 than the 50mm outdoors. I'd still think 50mm in FF is more versatile overall. It's a pretty good fit for indoor family gatherings, etc, where you need shutter speed.

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