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Primes vs Zooms


If you were gonna start a new setup, would you rather have a 15-85 lens or a 20mm 2.8, 40 2.8, and an 85 1.8?

I've been reading some Rockwell stuff and he makes good points about not carrying lenses to cover every mm. For those gaps, just take a few steps forward or back. With the primes, they're all fast and with these 3, could shoot almost anything other than sports or stuff that requires significant reach.

Just curious of your thoughts on 3 fast primes vs one lens.

UPDATE: I originally asked this question because I'm wanting to make some changes to my setup. I have a 40D with a kit 18-55 and a 50mm 1.8 and I'm wanting a faster, wider lens for indoors with the kids. I don't use the 50mm too much because a lot of my shots are indoors and on my crop camera, 50mm is too close.

Because I shoot a lot indoors, I was thinking about buying a Sigma 1.4, a 430ex II flash and then keeping my 18-55 for wide angle and my 50mm 1.8, or possibly selling the 50mm 1.8 and buying an 85 1.8. With that setup, I'd have the kit for walking around, 30mm 1.4 for night and indoor shots, and the 85 1.8 for portraits.

Ideally, I wish I could afford the 15-85, 30 1.4, and 85 1.8. I just sold the rest of my extra guitar gear though, so only have the $600-700 to work with right now.

Anyway, I'm finding this is like my guitars.....the desire to acquire new gear (GAS) never ends!!



Dec 31, 2012 at 05:30 AM
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Primes vs Zooms


If you were gonna start a new setup, would you rather have a 15-85 lens or a 20mm 2.8, 40 2.8, and an 85 1.8?

I've been reading some Rockwell stuff and he makes good points about not carrying lenses to cover every mm. For those gaps, just take a few steps forward or back. With the primes, they're all fast and with these 3, could shoot almost anything other than sports or stuff that requires significant reach.

Just curious of your thoughts on 3 fast primes vs one lens.



Dec 30, 2012 at 07:39 AM



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