In the very short time I’m thinking to purchase a lens that I will mostly use for indoor portrait in low light conditions. I am thinking about Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM. However, as I read many reviews and ratings over the net, many says that the overall performance and IQ of this particular lens is not as sharp as its price tag. Therefore, I’m leaning toward to EF 35mm f/1.4L which on the other hand has better IQ according to many users rating, but the downside of this lens from my personal point of view is that 35mm is too wide for body portraits (at least that’s my opinion).
The lens will be mounting on my 5DII however, and at this moment, frankly I’m having a hard time to choose between those two. Whereas the 50mm lens has wider aperture which obviously should produce a better result in low light conditions and the other one has better result but the focal length is too wide for FF body camera (again that’s only my opinion).
Hence, I am so appreciate your assistance if you could share your experience and thoughts with me, especially for those of you who already own or at least have an opportunity to try one of those lenses.
PS. Just FYI, I live in a country where none of camera stores throughout the nation offer a customer camera or lens for rent. So, I don’t have an opportunity to try one of those lenses.