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Which 3 primes combo is your ideal setup?


xherion

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16, 23 and 56. It's the perfect to-go choice for me.

This was the setup I just used for two weeks in the south of Spain.  I would say that the 23 was used about 75% of the time with the other two being about even.  I love the 56 but may give the new 90 a try when it's released.  By the way, the 16 has become my normal street lens replacing the 18. It's much bigger but damm is it sharp !!!

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hmm, of the lenses I actually own a two lens set is easy --23 and 60. For three, I would have problems choosing between the 23 and 35 to add to the 14 and 60.

 

If I were allowed to choose primes from scratch and zooms didn't exist in the system then 14, 35 and 90 would be the most useful. Travel light then 14,27 and 60.

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Just got the 16mm 1.4 after i sold my 14mm 2.8 a few month ago. The 16mm 1.4 is definitely one of the gretest lenses in Fuji's XF line, and is surprisingly versitile. So i would have to put the 16mm 1.4 for wide nature and astro, 27mm 2.8 for candid general and walk around, and the masterful 56 1.2 for sheering sharpness and bokeh.

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I don't really see how it makes sense to take a 90 over a 56 when you're restricted to 3 lenses only, it's surely not as versatile?

 

I see the most versatile packs as :

 

Cheap, compact and light : 18 - 27 - 35 (35 can make great portraits tbh and is very versatile)

 

High end, more heavy / bulky : 16 - 23 - 56

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90 - because I can't always get close enough.

Sure but you can't always step back enough either. If you don't have enough reach with a 56 you likely won't with a 90 either. Or that will be too much. Either way you're screwed if you can't move.

 

And you lose the ability to have a "normal" compression for portraits, with a 90 you're just crushing everything.

 

Really to me the 90 is a fourth lens to have, not a third one.

 

Maybe it's just that it's new so people are excited but will change their mind in 6 months as usual.

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16 - capturing nature, also in low light and with rough weather conditions

35 - my allround lens. Sharp, fast, lightweight.

56 - crystall clear, sharp images, people photography, wonderfull bokeh. I am sure the 90 is an amazing lens but I prefer to do some "footwork" to get closer and get in contact and in a relation with my subject

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An interesting question for me b/c I recently switched from mainly using the 18-55 to using primes most of the time (although I think the 18-55 is still great when going out with only one lens, because the IS is so good.

 

Mostly I'm using 14, 35, and 56.  But I do have the 23 and feel like I should use it more. The 35 is great but I find the autofocusing a little slow at times... the 23 may be a little better in that respect. I really like the 35 (50mm equivalent) perspective though.

 

Bob

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I really like the compactness of my 18.  I would like to get the 56.  My XT-1 came w/ the 18-135.  So currently  I count on my trusty x100s for its 35 "prime" and I bought the 50 for it.

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Seems like most of you are going to get the new 16mm.

Is it really that good?

You guys are killing me, thought i would do ok with 14/35/56, but now i am really contemplating to switch the 14 with 16mm.

 

Anybody has size comparison between 14 / 16 mm? In picture i mean, not dimensional numbers.

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