The Dark Knight wrote in post #17197437
So mostly for events when people use primes, it seems like there's some spread there - something like a 24,50, 85 or 35 85 135 seems popular.
But once in a while I encounter posts where photographers state they like to use BOTH a 35mm and 50mm.
For those of you who may do this, I'm curious what kind of shots you like to use the 35mm for, and what kind of shots you prefer a 50mm.
I don't have 35 and 50 primes, but I do use a 50 and a 20-35L. I use the 50 as a go-to default for general purpose and for 2 people group or general candids.
When I have the 20-35 on and use the 35 end, I use it for standard group shots and group candids, or candids where I want some more of the setting. Sometimes in tight spaces, I can't use a 50 for these.
I think a 35 AND 50 prime is a bit too similar to carry around though. That's why I use the 20-35 zoom. It does the job of a 35 AND a 20, 24, 28. When I'm going wide, I don't need the speed of a prime anyway. This is especially true if you have a 35 2.8. It's more compact but the 20-35L would do the same, or any wide angle 2.8 zoom. If you're on crop body, a Sigma 18-35 would fill both roles nicely.