I sold 16-50 and 24-70 so which primes instead?

Started Jan 9, 2010 | Discussions thread
GPGeneralPhoto
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Re: I sold 16-50 and 24-70 so which primes instead?

WildSammy wrote:

Dear Pentaxians.

I sold my DA*16-50/2.8 and Sigma EX 24-70/2.8. Now I'm only having one lens and that's DA*50-135/2.8. I'm considering to buy some DA primes instead of two lenses that I sold. Mostly I'm shooting weddings. Could you help with selection? May be I sell DA*50-135/2.8 too. Thanks.

Back in the '70s, when I got into photography, I would shoot the entire wedding with two lenses, a 50mm f1.4, and a 35mm f1.9 (35mm film). Zooms were bad back then, I 'zoomed' with my feet. I also took a back-up camera body, a back-up flash, and a back-up lens, a 50mm Macro (rarely used). That setup worked well for me, and I got good reviews from clients. On a crop sensor, those lenses would be a 35mm and a 24mm. Today, I would use an FA 35mm f2.0, for sure, and probably a zoom as well.

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