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02-27-2016, 09:26 AM - 1 Like   #16
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the 50-135mm is exceptional for a zoom IMO

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It seems I'm in a slightly similar position to you just starting out!
The K3/50-135 combo for me is the main reason to stick with APS-C, The weight Savings are huge compared to a FF/70-200/2.8. Plenty of wedding photogs shot the F4 version for that reason.
IQ is amazing and you don't need high res for tight shots, crop mode with K1 should give ISO boost if required.
For me I'm struggling with the wide zoom. I prefer the rendering on my Da*16-50 but lens flare is a killer when shooting towards the sun. I hoped the Da24-70 on K1 would be perfect but like you the IQ doesn't do it for me. Sigma 18-35 would certainly be useful in low light but again lens flare is still a problem. Currently I have 21ltd for those situations, but considering 20-40ltd, 16-85 or even 28-105 if it can handle shooting into the sun.
As for primes I can highly recommend the 43ltd. The flattering skin tones, 3d pop, and tiny size makes this lens fantastic when working the guests. On FF it will be even better. The small size tends to make people relax. Hopefully you have got the couple used to the camera by that point that lens size doesn't matter.
At some point I want to add either the 55 or the 77ltd for portraiture. I also have the 100 macro that does work nicely outside and will be nice on FF.
I'm actually considering if having a small third camera with a limited or shooting three primes at once might be useful in some situations.
With your plan I really think 43ltd, 55* and 77ltd might have some benefits.
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For me, the biggest difference between zooms and primes may be the operational requirements. With primes, you need two cameras, at least. I know; I spent half a career toting twin Nikons with a 35 and an 85mm. Unless you're on some monastic One Lens, One Year routine, you need to be able to see and frame in separate focal lengths. Lens changes take time, and they're an awkward juggle that exposes your lenses and cameras to dust and droppage. Unless you're on some monastic One Lens, One Year routine, you need to be able to see and frame in separate focal lengths. Last week I was on a windy Pacific beach working with my new DA 300, and that was a delight. But I needed a second camera to cover more mainstream perspectives, too (a Fuji K-Pro 1 with kit zoom).

The only way I'd carry a single camera without a zoom for travel/documentary/street work would be if it were the Fuji X100T. It's fixed 35mm-eq. lens is supplemented with two screw-on accessory lenses that provide coverage of 28 and 50mm. Adding a conversion lenses on the fly is easier than changing lenses. Otherwise, it has to be a zoonm if only a short one like my favorite F 24-50/4.
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