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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Debating between Sigma Art 35mm and 50mm


Just like the title states, I am debating between purchasing the Sigma 35mm Art f/1.4 and Sigma 50mm Art f/1.4. My camera is the Canon 6D. I've been very happy with the 24mm, and it's basically my go to lens these days.

With the 35mm I am hoping to achieve some classic shots due to it's focal frame. However, I do like that the 50mm would give me more subject isolation. It's been hard to decide with mainly because 24 and 35 seem like they'd be close in image results, but at the same time they offer very different uses. I do own the Canon 40mm, but I only uses that when doing backcountry camping due to it's small weight.

Here's a link to my Flickr for reference.

Do any of you own the 35 or 50, and 24? Any feedback is greatly appreciated!



Sep 21, 2017 at 02:41 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Debating between Sigma Art 35mm and 50mm


I do own 50 art and have 35 art on the way. Can't tell you which one i prefer at the moment .Even if i could it means nothing to you as you might have completely different style. 50 is more suitable for headshots while 35 for full body shots. 24 + 50 make more sense and would be more versatile than 24 + 35.


Sep 21, 2017 at 03:36 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Debating between Sigma Art 35mm and 50mm


I have the ART 35 and 50 and love them both - I use the 50 all the time but do not use the 35 very much as when I need wider perspectives I usually use the Tamron 15-30 which is pretty good over it's entire range. I really only use the 35 when only that perspective will do.


Sep 21, 2017 at 03:42 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Debating between Sigma Art 35mm and 50mm


My thoughts are that I'll keep using the 24mm for wide angle shots and 50 for narrower field. I am mainly considering the 35mm since it's one of those focal lengths that always delivers on unique images without the distortion the 24mm has. However, it's hard to say I'll notice a difference between 24mm images and 35mm images.


Sep 21, 2017 at 03:49 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Debating between Sigma Art 35mm and 50mm


I just purchased the 50 Art a month ago. So far I really like it and it is extremely sharp. 50mm is my favorite focal length. But is it for you? Only you know! I like the 35mm focal length, but for some reason (for me) itís either too wide or too narrow. I prefer 28mm and 50mm.

Either way you go it will be the right choice since both lenses are incredible.



Sep 21, 2017 at 11:16 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Debating between Sigma Art 35mm and 50mm


You might do well to try shooting a standard zoom at 35mm and 50mm for different shots, or spending a little to grab a 35/2 and 50/1.8 and compare shots from each.

Only you can answer the "35mm or 50mm?" question for yourself .



Sep 22, 2017 at 04:49 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Debating between Sigma Art 35mm and 50mm


Own both. Use 35 for landscape. 50 for museums we see abroad.
Have you read Roger Cicala's review of the 35 mm Art?



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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Debating between Sigma Art 35mm and 50mm


Would you consider the 50 and 24-35 f/2? Or is the latter too slow and heavy?


Sep 22, 2017 at 07:08 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Debating between Sigma Art 35mm and 50mm


The more I look at my images the more I think the 50mm would complement the 24mm very well. This would also give me a very nice prime lineup at 24, 50, 100. It seems to me the 35 would be very similar to the 24 (obviously the 24 is wider and has more distortion) but something about the 24mm just keeps me hooked. I'd say at this stage I am 60% for 50mm and 40% 35mm. I am having hard time seeing myself continuing to use the 24 if I have the 35. Maybe replace the 24 with 35 and buy 50 :P.

I also thought about the 24-35 f/2...But that extra stop just kills it for me.



Sep 22, 2017 at 11:53 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Debating between Sigma Art 35mm and 50mm


Prime setup are generally 2x apart, 24/50/100 or 35/85/135.
Both arts are great so this should not be a factor that plays a role. If you are happy to keep the 24mm then go with the 50mm for more flexible 2-lenses setup.



Sep 22, 2017 at 12:36 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Debating between Sigma Art 35mm and 50mm


Frankly I would get a 24-70 f2.8 zoom (new Tamron if Canon's too $$$?) before I bought either as you seem so unsure. This way you will always have the zoom which will be great whatever you shoot, and it will always be useful. Then you can see whether the extra 2 stops of the ART is really important to you, and you will have a chance to see which focal length you use most. Personally I prefer a 50mm by the way, but a 35mm is generally just as popular.


Sep 22, 2017 at 02:05 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Debating between Sigma Art 35mm and 50mm


I've always preferred prime lenses, and there's something about f/1.4 that always makes me love my images, a certain softness. But I will look into the 24-70. Thanks!


Sep 25, 2017 at 01:17 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Debating between Sigma Art 35mm and 50mm


As you already have the 24, I think the 50 would be a better choice. The 35 is also the oldest of the ART lenses while the 50 is one of the newer versions. If after the 50 you feel you need that in between lens, the 35A is a good deal used.


Sep 27, 2017 at 06:13 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Debating between Sigma Art 35mm and 50mm


I did read his review and it seems like a fantastic lens. But It seems the same can be said about the 50mm. I really like the perspective you get with the 24mm and I think the 50mm would compliment it well when I am traveling our out with friends. But at the same time the 35mm seems like it would be an amazing all around lens that I could have one while walking around, and the 24mm for tight areas (congested cities, indoor rooms) and landscapes


Sep 27, 2017 at 06:19 PM







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