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| p.1 #1 · How many lenses do you USE? |
I remember back when I had just 35, 85, Sigma 10-20, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS, and the never-used 135L. Life was simpler. Each lens to a specific purpose...
Now I have 16-35, 24, 35, 50, 85, 135, 70-200 and a fisheye lens on top...now I have so many to choose from, and I also seem to have a harder time working up effective compositions. I have to wonder if having too many choices is related to/causative of losing a "feel" for any given focal length. However, I use them all...
I use 24 for getting ready room, environments, ceremony, reception dancing/environment, cake cutting, bouquet/garter toss. 35 for getting ready, ceremony, formals, details, reception dancing, candids. 50 for cake cutting, reception, tight spaces where 85 is too long. 85 for formals, getting ready, ceremony, details, reception dancing, candids. 135 when not needing 70-200 for ceremony, rarely for daylit reception. 16-35 for environments, rarely very wide or tall scenes. 70-200 for ceremony. 15 fisheye for rare shots where the effect could enhance the image, for partial panos, and for one ceremony shot and/or one reception environment/detail shot.
But, when I used to just have...35, 85, 10-20, 70-200...I used 35 and 85 for everything except what I absolutely needed 10-20 (environments, tosses) or 70-200 for (ceremony). 35 and 85 for EVERYTHING. I think that I might have gotten more attuned to their "effects" when they were my 95% lenses. Now they are down to about 40-60% with a big dose of 24 and a moderate dose of 50.
I'm just looking for possible reasons why I seem to have so much more trouble making compositions now than I did before...
As you all shoot, how many lenses do you USE during the wedding day, and how much do you use each one? Do you ever find that you lose touch with any given focal length if you don't use it for a while?