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| p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Your thoughts and experiences please? Simplify kit. |
From those options, the the 50/1.4 and the 85/1.8 represent your "low light" options. The difference between 1.4 & 1.8 is less than 1 stop, so I'd be losing the 50/1.4 ... particularly since your 85 will be more useful @ candids than your 50 would be. Obviously, your zoom FL covers the 50, so no loss there.
Between the combination of ISO & PP options, this combination of glass should be a kit that will handle a tremendous amount of scenarios for a very, very long time as a nice "general purpose" kit.
My .02 has always been that "glass rules" ... the camera is just a hole (well that used to be the case in film days) .
Given your adept PP skills and processing tastes, NO CAMERA will be able to sooc produce what you like. So, if you've got decisions to make, let the glass rule over your camera. You'll take your important pics into PP no matter which body you're shooting with, and snaps will always be snaps, so no biggie. Your glass has more impact on what is projected, than the camera does at what is captured. Granted, sensor technology is always on the march ... but it isn't (imo) as radical an improvement as OEM Marketing would like us to believe. Most of those improvements are in the software/processing algorithms being built into the camera (which can be handled in PP anyway) rather than gains in sensors themselves.
Future bodies will drive (current) body prices down (last year's Cadillac), whereas good glass always goes up in price (secondary used market follows new price hikes). Hang on to your good glass, ditch a body if need be ... there'll always be another new technology body year after year after year to choose from again.
Now ... ask me what I really think.