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

Started Feb 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
lapage
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Re: Have you replaced your walk-around zoom with 2 or 3 primes?
In reply to JackM, Feb 3, 2012

Yep, but have been rethinking my approach.

I haven't used my Tamron 17-50mm in a couple of years and in its place have the Sigma 30mm and 50mm 1.4. I brought the primes to use in my house which has little 'good' light. I found that I really really liked the 50mm over my zoom and never went back to it. Lately, though, I've grown tired fooling with the primes and miss the versatility of the zoom.

I do regularly carry zooms for the wide end (Tokina 11-16) and telephoto (EF 70-200mm f/4). The 70-200mm will often get switched out for Sigma 150 marco or EF 200mm f/2.8....depends on what I am shooting. So, while I have found how to balance the primes and zooms for the telephoto lenses, I haven't been able to do so for a normal range. Maybe I just need a bigger bag.

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