Have you replaced your walk-around zoom with 2 or 3 primes?

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JackM
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Have you replaced your walk-around zoom with 2 or 3 primes?
Feb 2, 2012

Last summer I got a 35L. Since then I haven't used my 24-70 very much.

I am eagerly awaiting the 5DIII. If it has a real AF system, I'm going to sell my 5DII and 7D to buy it. However, some recent rumors give it the new 61 point AF system. If that happens I fear the price tag will be as much as $3500. If that is the case, a lens might have to go. If I sold the 24-70, I think I'd pick up an 85/1.8, and then later maybe a 28/1.8. I also have a 17-40L and 70-200/2.8II. Or should I just be realistic and sell the 35L?

Just wondering if anyone has foregone their walk-around zoom in exchange for 2 or 3 primes, and how the experience has been.

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