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Gary, Ron, redisburning, thank you very much for the comments.
Ron, Great set! All shots are fantastic.
Dale, nice portraits as usual. I like the 1st one the most.
Redisburning, that is a very tricky question I personally could live without a 50 but life would be unbearable without a 35 so subjectively I would choose the 35 regardless of technical considerations. Nevertheless, from the optical point of view, I think both lenses are excellent. The 35 is sharper in the center, the 50 is sharper in the corners. The 35 has no distortion, but there is some spherical aberration wide open that causes a very slight focus shift and veiling haze, and the bokeh wide open is not always good, even though it can also be spectacular depending on the situation. The 50 produces invariably nice bokeh, and may have a tad more contrast, but I feel the 35 produces more 3D pop. So I would say the 50 may have a very slight edge optically.