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| p.1 #15 · best lens for baby and indoor photography for 5D mark ii |
I have a 5 year old, 3 year old, and 1 year old, and I highly recommend the 35L f/1.4. As you'll soon discover, the majority of your shots will be indoors, which means the lighting will be fairly poor. A bounce flash is a very valid possibility, but as my children have grown up, being able to shoot 6fps on my 5d III has allowed me to catch some priceless expressions that I would have missed with a flash. I've heard great things about the Sigma 35, but my 35L has never let me down and is very sharp. In the last few years I have sold my 24-105 and 24-70 due to financial needs, and I have had great success with my 35/85 pairing. In fact, prior to selling the zooms there were many times that f/2.8 left me wanting more light, and being able to gain a stop at f/2 saved the day. 35mm at f/2 from 5 or 6 feet away gives you a DOF of about 1 foot, which is more than enough to have nice focus.
All the best to you and your little one!