Originally Posted by Crane's
It's a good way to learn for sure. I'm notorious for going light. Most of the time it's a camera with one lens and a speed light. Now that doesn't mean I haven't drug around a bunch of other stuff as well. Sometimes the shoot gets complicated so more gear is required to pull it off.
I figure, Henri Cartier-Bresson only shot with his 50mm (occasionally a 35mm). I don't want to be one of those guys lugging a backpack around on vacation, either. So far, the 50mm has proven exceptionally adaptable. Maybe one day I will get a 35mm and 90mm to fill out my kit, but I'm in no rush.
Originally Posted by shoreman1782
From your flickr, looks like 50mm 1.4? You shoot wide open much?
Yeah, quite a bit actually. The extra speed is useful when you don't have (or want to use) a flash. Most of my portraits are taken wide open. In many cases, the narrower depth of field is an added bonus.
Originally Posted by sugarbutch
My children are my main subject, so I need that zoom. The refs tend to get upset when I get on the field to compose a shot with my 50mm.
My camera doesn't speak zoom.