TeeJay wrote in post #6069251
Just spotted your gear list says 50mm 1.4
- yet you say you've used the 1.2
That gear list is OLD! Haha.
The lenses I have now are 15 2.8, 24 1.4L, 35 1.4L, 50 1.2L, 70-200 2.8L. I got rid of the zoom lenses for two reasons, 1) primes are much faster and perform in low-light far better. I'm a wedding photographer, so this is very valuable. 2) DOF is far easier to control, especially on the wider angle lenses. 3) Primes are far sharper than zoom lenses, very valuable when doing enlargements.
Did I say 2 reasons? Haha, who's counting.
As far as getting use to the lens, my biggest learning curve has come with learning the shallow DOF on a 50mm lens. F2 is far more different at 50mm vs. 35mm. I tend to prefer getting close and using a wide lens, but the 50 has become a needed lens. The benefits of the primes are worth giving up the advantages of a zoom lens, although I would like another lazy lens for shooting some situations, 24-70 2.8L.