24mm and 50mm, or just 35mm?

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JohnnyLuddite Senior Member • Posts: 1,561
Re: Photo Audit

pipnat51 wrote:

Oh yes I have to say that zoom lens have definitely made me a lazier photographer who rarely moves around a scene anymore. Shame on me and my younger self would be appalled.

It's funny - I'm of a vintage where modern zooms weren't and primes were clearly better. And I get the discipline of having to move (a bit like playing squash!) that primes encourage. However - the zooms are so good that now the primes are for specific characteristics plus your preferences for subject/field of view.

I'd recommend leaving a decent interval between the focal lengths of the primes, and there's no convincing choice for that - I'd just choose a lens I really liked for its characteristics and work out from there.

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