brainiac.mg wrote in post #16647183
In my previous thread I was looking for one prime, but now, I'm looking to completely ditch both my zooms, and go full time prime
I already have 100mm on a crop, it's simply too tight, and I want 50 1.4, and 28 1.8. I know that depends on my shooting style, but I want your experiences, do you consider 28 to tight for everyday shooting? I do concerts most of the time, and some portrait work. Do you recommend any other lens? I need it to be good in low light.
On a crop, my go to primes are 35mm and 85mm.
35mm F2 IS - The every day.
85mm F1.8 - The portrait.
I started with zooms. Went to primes. And now I'm a mix of both. I absolutely adore primes, but I appreciate having a zoom for when I cannot "setup" a shot with forethought, as in, in the moment. Zooms are just something that cannot be replaced when I'm out hiking and stumble upon a hawk and want to get a good frame up that is not at the short, nor long end of a single focal length. Can't do that with a prime as easily. That said, the reason I adore primes is simply the sharpness and the wide aperture. Really good zooms can be nearly as sharp as a prime, so I'm ok with loss of sharpness when using a good zoom. But the aperture is something that zooms generally are not touching. Sure, there are a few exceptional zooms that have really wide aperture, but for the most part, a good zoom with wide aperture costs you a mint, and almost all of them are limited to F2.8. We're starting to see some zooms with F1.8, as in, one of them. So the future might have more. And these new zooms with prime-like sharpness and prime-level apertures are amazing. They are also costly, big, super heavy and bulky too. But ultimately the prime still survives because how do you replace depth of field of F1.4? F1.8? F2? The creative use of these thin depths of fields are why most prime users love primes. Funny enough the less in focus, the more isolated one thing is, the better--without photoshoping it that way. Thus is art, heh.
There's not a lot of ultrawide primes. They're mostly zooms. Virtually all are zooms now.
Lots of wide, mid-range to telephoto primes. This is where the prime market is. The most expensive lenses happen to be those super telephoto primes.
Zooms dominate the telephoto market, since there are simply more zoom options (and because generally, they're cheaper).