35mm Primes
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Bearmann
Registered: Dec 27, 2003
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Country: United States

Like some of you, I'm thinking about the new Canon 35mm f 2 and the new Sigma 35mm f 1.4. Could some of you who have a 35mm f 1.4 prime post the same shot at f 1.4 and at f 2.0? Among the examples, I would love to see some shots with the closest object near the minimum focus distance of your lens. Thanks!



JoJo S.
Registered: Feb 16, 2009
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Country: Japan

Go to Flickr.



erikburd
Registered: Feb 03, 2010
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Here's a couple of quick and dirty shots of a flower. First one is at f/1.4, the second is at f/2. I'm focused roughly at the same point, and virtually at the MFD.



Bearmann
Registered: Dec 27, 2003
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JoJo S. wrote:
Go to Flickr.


Flickr doesn't show the same shot.

Thanks Erik. Those are pretty similar.



erikburd
Registered: Feb 03, 2010
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Not too bad for handheld - I tried to get it as close as possible.

They're off by a slight amount, but close enough for government work.



Ernie Aubert
Registered: Apr 19, 2007
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Ssshhhhhh... that expression isn't supposed to be used in public!



Bearmann
Registered: Dec 27, 2003
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Country: United States

Would love to see some more examples.



Daan B
Registered: Aug 16, 2007
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Country: Netherlands

Bearmann wrote:
JoJo S. wrote:
Go to Flickr.


Flickr doesn't show the same shot.

Thanks Erik. Those are pretty similar.


While you can use a 35mm as a sort of macro lens, most of the time you will be further away from your subject (at least I am). Bokeh becomes another story when doing so. Also the difference between f/1.4 and f/2 will be greater than in these comparison shots when doing so.