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Do we revert to type?

Scotty

Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
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Scotty Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2002
Sat 02-Mar-13 02:19 AM

I've been musing this for a while so I thought I would put it out there and see what the views of you guys are...

I, like many of you in Nikonland and beyond, learnt photography in the days of primes not zooms - zooms were just not good enough quality then - serious photographers used primes. My first lens was the 50mm that came with my FG; I then bought a 28mm followed by a 85mm - these were my main lenses - a single body and a bag of primes, and I started shooting professionally using these...

Gradually zooms got better and we moved to the convenience of them. Underneath I always enjoyed using a single body and bag of primes though, so when I was shooting weddings etc I would use a F90X + 18-35; 28-105 and 80-200 combi on 2 bodies BUT when out for myself would be using a FM2n + 28mm; 50mm; 105mm set of primes...

Having entered the digital age I concentrated on gearing up and to continue to shoot pro I have invested in nice quality (if a little old) pro zooms - 20-35; 35-70 80-200.

Now I find myself drawn to the "single body and bag of primes" again... I have a the 28mm f2.8 AFD and the 50mm f1.8 AFD and plan to get the 85mm f1.8 AD-S to make the set - the same set I had all those years ago...

No matter what I still return to the same combination - the one I started with and the one I used when I set out to be a pro... Anyone else seem inexplicably drawn to their original gear?

The lenses I have will cover all those focal lengths but...

D2Xs + AF20-35mm f2.8 + AF35-70mm f2.8 + AF80-200mm f2.8

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