What prime in between 40mm and 105mm

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Re: What prime in between 40mm and 105mm

thunder storm wrote:

What prime shall I use in between 40mm and 105mm?

I have the 50mm Art, and the RF 85mm f/2.0 IS stm. The 85mm stm isn't satisfying for me, I've spilled enough words on that subject. The 50mm Art is good, but getting used to the 40mm (I'm in love with it's combination of punch and softness) I'm longing for something as good as the 40mm but a bit longer than 40mm.

The 105mm is a bit long sometimes, which isn't a problem so much when having a good 50mm, however, the bar is set higher since I'm using the 40mm too, and the gap between 40mm and 105mm is simply to big.

Replacing the 50mm Art with the RF 50mm f/1.2 L might be a good move, however, two thoughts are holding me back:

I bought the RF 85 f/1.2 because I liked shooting with the EF 85 f/1.8.  I liked 85mm shots.  The RF lens fixed some of the problems of my previous lens (CA, focus speed).

Buy the RF 50 f/1.2 if it fixes some problems with your 50mm Art.  You seem to like shooting 50mm.

I feel that if the 85mm you have now is generally unsatisfying, but not for particular problems, then the RF 85 f/1.2 would also be somewhat unsatisfying.  Especially if the price was nagging the back of your mind.

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