justinbeisner wrote in post #16920669
Recently my passions have switched to street photography and using primes can be tricky I feel like. I currently have a 60D, 28mm 2.5, 50mm 1.4, and 85mm 1.4. With graduation coming up, I'm buying a 5d Mk II with some of the money I'll get and replace my 60D. Now the question is what lens should I get? I'm thinking of replacing the 50 and 85 and getting either a 24-70 or 24-105 L.
Another option is to pick up a cheap manual focus only lens with a depth-of-field scale, which you can then use for zone focusing. When I’m taking a relatively up-close candid, I like to have everything set before the viewfinder reaches my eye. This way, the camera is only up to my eye for a second or so.
Zone focusing helps facilitate this quick approach, and you don’t need to worry about focusing and then recomposing. It’s also useful should you want to literately shoot from the hip.
Of course, as other have said, there’s a lot of personal preference and style involved, but from what I see, you already have some excellent lenses from which to start. You might want to experiment with these focal lengths to better define your preferences.
For example, I like wide angle street shots, but personally, I find it more natural to shoot with a 50mm (normal), and I have absolutely no desire to use anything longer.
So at this stage, just explore; see what best serves your style.