Excerpt: If I had to pick one lens, it would be this one. I find the 35mm length to be super versatile for just about anything especiailly protraits. It's wide, but not too wide. I love having a solid lens to go between a 50mm and 28mm, plus the fast aperture is excellent for low light situations (weddings, photojournalism, etc.) when flash isn't useable. Colors are great, bokeh smooth, slient focusing and excellent build quality.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this for a large family portrait where the final image will be a very large wall print. So this was the best sharpest lens for my 5D Mark II. Looking forward to using at weddings also.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
Excerpt: My list of lenses include 24-70 2.8, 70-200 4.0, 85 1.8, 35 2.0 & 50 1.4.The lens most often on my camera was the 24-70 due to the flexibility and wonderful output of an "L" lens. The colors were rich and bokeh pleasing. I would turn to my primes in low light situations or if I needed to go light.That all changed with the 35 1.4. This lens is "magic" and makes the reality I see with the naked eye BETTER. The colors are saturated and bokeh is creamy smooth.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I use this lens daily everywhere I go. It fits in my purse perfectly that I don't need to get another bag just for the camera. The main subject in my photos are my children. This lens takes very sharp and natural photos which saves me a lot time in editing. It works well for close up shots as well as group ones. Just love it!
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens has literally changed my life, it has changed the way I look at things entirely. I find it hard to take a bad photograph with this lens, it's especially fantastic for portraits or anything really. I love how versatile it is, you can easily use it in low light settings as well as outdoor natural light. No other lens even comes close.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction