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I want to ask you guys. Not the general forum.
I have been and am continuing to, pare down my zooms in exchange for primes. Most recently I have three lenses that I am willing to sell to get one new prime: My Canon 70-200 f4 that has been a faithful companion for 10 years. It was replaced this fall with the IS MKII. My cool little Tokina 10-17mm Fish that doesn't really serve a purpose on my 5DMKIII; and my trusty 17-40f4. All three have not seen much use in the last year, except the 17-40, and that is why I am writing this post and asking your advice.
Too many times I have felt limited by the 17-40 in tight, darkish hotel rooms as my bride has prepared. Too many times I've wanted a nice wide first dance shot, or cake cutting shot, or anything wide, and have been limited by f4. On the counter, I have grown to love capabilities of the 1.4's on my 50 and 85 and the IS of the 70-200 2.8. Mated to the 5DMIII all three have been brilliant. But I am lacking speed on the wide end.
What do you use for your WIDE fast prime? Your small, dark hotel room getting ready prime? I'd love to know! And if you are willing to share some examples of your recommended lens in action, that would be fantastic.