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08-07-2013, 04:31 AM   #1
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choice: DA50mm 1.8 or DA35mm 2.4 AL

I'm using a k100d body. I have Sigma 50mm 2.8 DG macro lens that i find very valuable (except for a slight tinge of yellow that I have to PP out). I'm looking for a good lens that works indoors in moderately low light and
am conflicted between the DA50mm or the Da 35mm. I believe the 35 will give me better wide angle for indoors and would fill the need for a 35mm outdoors. But, the image quality might be better with the 50mm.
All opinions will be gratefully received. Freddy

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A 50mm is a bit long for indoor shot son aps-c. You'd be better off with a 35mm I think.

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+1 on what Adam said and I am not sure the 35 is wide enough. Do you have or can you borrow an 18-55 to do some test shots to find your perfect focal length?
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If the choice is between the two I would go with the 35. The 50 is simply too long indoors.

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Another +1 for the DA 35mm. It's a great lens and imho I also think 50mm is too long indoors.
The 35mm is also a great street lens and work good for full body portraits.
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If I had to choose only one of those, I would have kept the 35, no doubt.

But the right answer is, as always, both of them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
If I had to choose only one of those, I would have kept the 35, no doubt.

But the right answer is, as always, both of them.

From your signature I figure you have already what you need:

1 - use the 16-45 f4 at 35 (or the zoom you need) and shoot at f4. Moderately low light will be covered (my experience says k100d will give acceptable results up to ISO 1600 -> shooting raw and tweaking in Photoshop);

2 - use the 40mm ltd (hope is the auto focus modern version). Itís just 5 more mm's than the 35mm and (probably) most of the time the difference will not matter.

Enjoy your money well saved.

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Save the money and buy the 15!

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DA35mm 2.4 for indoors on k100D body

Hey, guys, thank you for all your helpful comments.
I have decided on the DA35mm 2.4 AL lens. I have seen countless reviews and photos touting the really nice characteristics of this lens and I think the extra bit of angle vs the 50 will be helpful.
If I find I really love the 35 I may keep it most of the time on my camera, anyway, and won't worry too much about the plastic mount wearing out. I'll also get the metal hood with a 58mm pinch type lens cap
to go over the hood. Really looking forward to getting this lens which will be by December. Warmest regards, Freddy

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