Zoom or primes for short telephoto coverage?

Started Jul 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Zoom or primes for short telephoto coverage?

I'm having a very tough time deciding between the 70-200L 2.8 IS II and the 85 1.8 + 135L 2.0 (+ ?)

One big, white, zoom with IS or 2(-3) black primes without IS?

Cost difference doesn't matter that much. Total weight and sharpness seem to be very close with either combo, I am more interested to hear personal preferences between zooming and switching.

This would be used mostly for portraits and weddings, but also some wakeboard, snowboard, and travel/landscape pictures. I'm using a 5D II and already have a Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC for the wide-normal end. I have the 85 1.8 (which I would sell for the zoom) and find that I rarely open it wider than 2.2

 clickthrough's gear list:clickthrough's gear list
Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD Sony RX100 VI Canon EOS R Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM Canon EF 16-35mm F4L IS USM +3 more
Canon EOS 5D
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