It seems like this question always comes up. What is your number one go to lens? The answer of course is the Canon 35mm f1.4, but I don’t like pointing it out. Why? Well it’s because this lens is almost $1300 which then always starts a debate about wither or not it’s worth it.

Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing but good things to say about the Canon 35mm f1.4. The build quality is as nice as any of Canon’s L series lenses, the corner and center sharpness is very good, the lens focus motor is quiet, and the color performance is outstanding. All that said there is still a but, and that but is the price tag of $1300.

As much as I love this lens, $1300 is a lot of money for someone shooting on a t2i.  With that much money you could easily get the Sigma 30mm f1.4, the Canon 50mm f1.4, and the Canon 85mm f1.8 and have a little left over for a Zoom H1.  So for the price of a single Great lens you could have 3 good lenses and a audio recorder.

To me 3 lenses seems like a much better use of your money then a single lens for the same price. I say this while still being the proud owner of both the Canon 35mm f1.4 and the Sigma 30mm f1.4. I also drive a beat up old car, have no kids, and sit on a couch that was new when Nixon was still in office. So if you are independently wealthy or willing to live on Ramen Noodles for a year then the Canon 35mm f1.4 is definitely the way to go.

If you are looking for video footage of this lens in action just check out my youtube channel. I would say about 75% of my videos are filmed with this lens.  On a Side note, did you know that Amazon Sells Ramen Noodles?  Yea me neither.

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