Upload & Sell: Off
I've owned primes such as 24/1.4 L I+II, 35/1.4 L, 50/1.8 I+II, 50/1.4, Sigma 50/1.4, 50/1.2 L, 85/1.8, 85/1.2 L I+II. All used on 5D and 5D II. Most of these lenses, I've had more than one time (changed back and forth).
Lately, I've been quite 'stable' and have not made any switches. The Canon gear I currently own is:
- 5D II
- 24/1.4 L II: I really like this lens, especially compared to version I or the Canon 35/1.4 L which I think is too close to my 50/1.2 L in focal length
- 50/1.2 L: this is my favourite Canon lens, I've owned a couple. If I was forced by evil lens-hating aliens to use only one single lens for Canon FF - this would be it! None of the other 50 mm lenses available are of any interest to me...
- 24-85/3.5-4.5: this lens is used exclusively stopped down with flash and in those situations I have a hard time noticing any difference from my previous copies of 24-70/2.8 L or 24-105/4 L IS
- 70-200/2.8 L IS: very versatile and I use it a hell of a lot more than my previously owned telephoto primes such as 85L, 135L, 200L etc
This is all great food for thought! I really tend to use my 24L the least out of my primes because I shoot a lot of people in my low light work and at 24 there is too much perspective distortion for me many times. When choosing primes I tend to pair up either 24 and 50 or 35 and 85. The 50 is my favorite lens so I can't sell it (I tried all the other 50s and the 50L is best).
I will consider strongly letting my 35 go instead, good suggestion!
About 1.4 vs 2.8 ... I totally get...Show more →