Help choosing a 35mm

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  1. Derrel

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    I think that at events, the sheer physical size of the 24 to 70 mm f/2.8 Lens works against you, in a couple of ways. the lens is quite large and heavy, and that leads to fatigue over several hours. The sheer physical size of the lens also is off-putting to some people. I think that you get better expressions from camera-shy people when you use a much smaller lens.


     
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    Wow some great looking images all of them
     
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    Only one other 35 f/2 AF-D frame on my phone...ISO 32O @ F8, D3X, 24 mp. D3X_1997_Star_sexy-3.JPG
     
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    At some point I would like to try some more of that style of event photography. Right now it is mostly sports and I am typically using 70-200mm. Right now the lens is for set up sessions where I have small spaces.
     
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    A 35mm on full frame Shows about one foot left to right for each foot back you are from a group. The 35 mm gives you a comfortable working distance with groups of people. And with individual people as well. 35 mm is the favorite focal length of famous portrait photographer Sue Bryce. She loves her Canon 35 mm f/1.4 L.
     
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    I looked at eBay and was not impressed. B&H had a used one for $309 so it is on its way home to me now.
     
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    I think you will like it.
     
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    Used lenses are the way to go, IMHO.
     
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