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This may largely come down to style, but would like to gather some varying opinions with reasonings.

 

You're only able to run with 2 primes for an indoors shoot, what 2 focal lengths do you take of the following?

21mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm

 

Bonus points for also posting your 3 prime arsenal.

 

Thanks

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21mm and either 32mm or 35mm.

 

My reason behind it is that I like shooting close ups with the 32 / 35mm and if I can use it for wide shots even better.

The 27mm (or the 29mm) is a great lens for close-ups too.

 

Actually my 3 prime arsenal is: 18mm or 21mm / 27mm / 32mm or 35mm.

 

Those are the three I have been using for the last two years.

 

Obviously it depends on the location, if I can be wide enough or have space to move around with the 21mm I won't use the 18mm but if the locations is mega tiny then I'll change the 21mm for the 18mm.

 

Have a lovely day.

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25 and 85.

 

My everyday 3-prime arsenal is the Otus 28, 55, and 85. I'm mostly on the 28 and 85. And often wishing the 28 was a 24. I have the Tokina 11-16 to throw in once in a while when I need something extra wide. Might replace it with a Milvus at some point...

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I agree on the 32; which isn't listed (i'm not a big fan of a 35) but out of the ones you listed, 21 (also not a fan of) and a 50 (also not a fan of).

In my ideal world:

18/32/65 (or 75 depending)

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I agree on the 32; which isn't listed (i'm not a big fan of a 35)

What difference does the 3mms make for you?

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quite a lot. It just feels "right," to me. It's not something super easy to articulate, and it doesn't really matter to articulate it. It's almost like the difference between a 35 and a 40; it's not much in mm; but man, do they feel different-- even the slight difference in spacial compression is important, and in the end, it's almost one of those you like what you like things.

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