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12-22-2015, 05:34 PM - 1 Like   #2
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I bought the 50mm & 35mm some years ago on the December sale and use the 35mm way, way more than the 50mm. If you can only buy one of the two, the 35mm is the one (IMHO).
12-22-2015, 06:11 PM   #3
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16-85mm price is painful.. BH why do you do that to me?
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16-85mm price is painful.. BH why do you do that to me?
I've never understood the pricing on the 16-85, which is essentially a "premium kit lens" and not a particularly fast one at that. A decent piece of glass mind you... but more than $400 even when on sale? More expensive than Sigma's 17-50 f/2.8? Maybe it's just me.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Biro Quote
I've never understood the pricing on the 16-85, which is essentially a "premium kit lens" and not a particularly fast one at that. A decent piece of glass mind you... but more than $400 even when on sale? More expensive than Sigma's 17-50 f/2.8? Maybe it's just me.
I think the price is inline to where it should be in this sale. The extra mm on the wide end is way more important than the 35 on the long imo. Plus it is weather resistant. Nicer lens for walkaround landscapy stuff since most people will be stopped down to 5.6 at least anyways.

The Siggy is nicer for more artsy bokeh stuff or indoors.. imo again at least.
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Thanks for sharing this news - even with the lousy exchange rate at the moment this is a lot cheaper than trying to purchase in Australia! I just ordered the 50 1.8 and the 35 2.4
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