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    Hi All,
    I am puzzling over which lens to get, either one of these Canon 35mm f2 / 50mm f1.4 / 50mm f1.8 lens. I would love to use this len to take kids portrait and indoor kids group photograph at times.

    Currently I am having a 500D with 85mm f1.8 but at times I find it too space restrictive using the 85mm on a 500D. Try using a 17-55mm before but prefer prime lens.

    Appreciate if I can hear all your kind comments. Thanks

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    I would suggest getting the 35mm, because if you have kids running towards you, you might find it hard to take a full body shot using a 50mm in time. Also, the 35mm will be better for taking a group photo just in case you have space constraint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brlcc View Post
    Hi All,
    I am puzzling over which lens to get, either one of these Canon 35mm f2 / 50mm f1.4 / 50mm f1.8 lens. I would love to use this len to take kids portrait and indoor kids group photograph at times.

    Currently I am having a 500D with 85mm f1.8 but at times I find it too space restrictive using the 85mm on a 500D. Try using a 17-55mm before but prefer prime lens.

    Appreciate if I can hear all your kind comments. Thanks
    35mm for some space to catch running kids. 50mm for half body or close up shots.

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    to take group photo, I think having the extra space might be beneficial. My suggestion is to go for the 35mm.
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    i will prefer a fast prime as well.. 35 for APS-C sensor seems more ideal in tight spaces indoor
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    u can try 30mm sigma or 28mm canon
    i think its more suitable for kids..


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    Quote Originally Posted by tuwinkk View Post
    u can try 30mm sigma or 28mm canon
    i think its more suitable for kids..

    I forgot it's a Canon No 'cheap' 35/1.8DX then....
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    if you know the space you are working in, the 35mm. The 17-55mm on the other hand gives greater flexibility for any surprises that may "pop" out.
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    The 35 will be more useful indoors as your 50D makes it roughly a ~56mm equivalent.

    AF on the 50mm f1.8 is very slow and hunts a lot in low light.

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    10-22 , 20 or kit lens are the best for your crop camera IMHO
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    I used a 50mm 1.8 + FF at home with kids.
    This lens hunts a fair bit and it might be a tad tight to use for you. Unless you're staying in a huge place.
    Maybe a 35mm would be good.

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    am using sigma 30mm f1.4 for indoor shots of my kids.

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    Hi guys, thanks for your valuable advise. Maybe I just go and rent these 2 lens and have a try on them before deciding on which one to get. Thanks

    I read on some article that 24mm can be a considerable option, anyone use that before?

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    buy both, the 50mm f1.8 (must have lens for canon user) and the 35 f2. You can shoot ur child all angle with 35, 50 and 85. haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidquah View Post
    am using sigma 30mm f1.4 for indoor shots of my kids.
    +1 for this lens. Has better build, f1.4 and HSM compared to 35 f2.

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