Some thoughts on using a single prime on holiday

Started Apr 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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caerphoto Forum Member • Posts: 95
Some thoughts on using a single prime on holiday

Hello! Recently I went to Malta for a week and took only my X-E1 and XF 35/1.4. I wrote a blog post on my thoughts and feelings using this combo ( ) but here's a summary:

  • XE1 + 35 is a great lightweight combo to carry in one hand (or in a small bag) all day
  • For this kind of shooting, speed was never an issue
  • I am not very good at using a 50mm-equivalent lens, but otherwise it's quite usable as one's only lens
  • EVF in bright light is manageable
  • 1⁄4000 is a little limiting sometimes (only allowed max f⁄3.6 in bright sun)
  • Battery life could be better (or maybe I should buy a spare)

Not mentioned in the blog post: the 35mm is a really really good lens, even if I can't use it very well. If you're interested, there's also a whole series of posts on the holiday itself, with plenty of photos.

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