MrNothing wrote in post #14746434
1 body, 1 lens.
I'm considering going for this look because as much as I know having 2 bodies and a few lenses would be better in any situation and wouldn't back fire on me, concentrating on one focal length would probably help me achieve better shots.
I guess part of it also has to do with inspiration from film where the common lens would be a 35mm or 50mm. The 24-70 is probably the golden standard (imo) in today's digital photoj, but I also feel the lens like that cannot replicate the feel and look that prime lenses do. I think .....
What do you guys think? any experience with this type of setup?
- I should note that I'm in school for photoj so there is a variety of work I do.
Maybe yes, maybe no. Depends on the shooting situation, really. If you have time to move around, take your time, etc, then sure a prime may force you to "work it out" until it's right. But if you're trying to cover any sort of event/action where you have just one chance at getting the shot, you may not have time to get closer or further away to frame the shot perfectly. So in those situations a zoom will help.
I recently took the family to Disney World in Orlando. I took a lot of gear, but most days I had the 5D II with the 24-105mm and the EOS 3 (film camera) with the Voigtlander 40mm in a small bag. I shot over 1,000 photos on the 5D II. Some were multiple shots of the same scene trying to get better framing at times. I only shot one roll of 36 exposures on transparency (slide) film with the EOS 3/40mm. With the film camera/prime, I found that either the shot was going to work or it wasn't. Sometimes I didn't bother with it because I could not get physically close enough to make pressing the shutter worth while. Other times the problem was the ISO 100 being a limiting factor (I'll try out some ISO 400 once I'm through my stock of 100 rolls). But yet I find a little more emotional attachment to shots from the EOS 3/40mm combo. Now if I were not with the family (wife and 4 young kids), it would have been more fun from a photography perspective to only use the EOS 3 with the 40mm and 85mm (and probably would have purchased the 28mm f1.8 too). But trying to shoot while paying attention to the kids and sometimes taking a quick shot while walking to the next destination by quickly stopping and snapping, the 24-105mm and adjustable ISO on the 5D II came in handy.