Solved! Which prime lens to purchase?

Sep 23, 2018
I recently purchased a Canon 77D with a Canon 70-200mm f4. I am looking to buy a prime lens but i'm unsure of which one to purchase.
My options are the Canon 50mm f1.4 or the Tamron 35mm f1.8 and i dont know which to get.

I would be using the lens mainly for photographs of dogs, portraits or just close ups of the dogs.

So i have been researching but i cant seem to find a definite answer. I have the crop sensor camera so im not sure which would be best in terms or sharpness and bokeh.

Please any help regarding the topic will be appreciated.


Sep 17, 2018
I also have a 77D, great camera! I have a Canon 50mm f1.8 STM and would actually recommend it over the 50mm f1.4. It is a lot cheaper, just as sharp, and has much better auto-focus. I am not familiar with the Tamron 35mm f1.8, but I know that if you want a 35mm, you can get the older Sigma 35mm f1.4 for cheap now that the new version is out. It also is a solid lens, but the auto-focus in still shooting, especially in low light, can be quite slow. I can't recommend either the 50mm or the 35mm over the other because they are very different focal lengths, and it depends on what you want. I would definitely choose the 50mm for portraits; I find 35mm a little bit wide for that, but again, it is personal preference.
I hope that helps you out!
Here is a link to a good comparison between the Canon 50mm f1.8 and f1.4, in case you are interested.
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