Things have been a little quiet here lately, but that's because I'm learning stuff. For instance, I think I've formulated a new standard recommendation: own as many lenses as you want at home, but take as few as you can with you for each shoot or trip. I'm really appreciating all the comments about lens kits.
When he shot primes, Dave Reichert was fond of the Dennis Hopper approach:
(Dave is one of the photographers whose work I've purchased for my budding photo collection.)
Another wrinkle in the two-lens kit idea occurred to me yesterday. From about 1983 to about 1988, I shot with a Contax SLR and two lenses, a 35mm and an 85mm. But yesterday I realized I never took both lenses with me at the same time. I used the 85mm for portraits, but when I shot a portrait, that's all I did. And when I went out to do general shooting, I'd just take the 35mm and leave the 85mm at home. Hmm. Wonder what species of oddball that is?
Next I was going to write next about three-lens kits, but I think I need a rest first. Maybe I'll save that for, like, a year from now.
I've been working on an "Around the Web on a Wednesday" today.
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