I am feeling it.
My husband is out of town and yesterday, I did something that I normally would have never done. I blame it on the excitement over my upcoming trip to France. I feel like I am cheating - betraying the ones I love. The thing is, it isn't that I don't love the ones I love, or that I am not loyal to them - because I am. basically.
Have you ever felt like you are cheating on your lenses? No? Is that just me? Hhmmm...
You see, I am a prime girl. For the past two years I have loved prime lenses. First it was my 50mm. The photos I took with her were so creamy and delicious. She was the only thing on Stella (and then Francis). I then discovered my 20mm - thanks to Pioneer woman. She is wonderful when I want to shoot wide things - my ENTIRE kitchen, the WHOLE barn, etc... While she is specific, she is wonderful and very useful for what I shoot. Most recently, I discovered my 35mm and she has been my constant companion ever since. She is flexible, she lets me get really close to things and still focus, she is light, and she basically fills nearly every requirement I have for her. She is near perfect for me.
I am going to France in less than two months. I have been going back and forth over which lenses I would bring. I would obviously bring the 35mm, which basically negates the need for the 50mm. I would then want to bring the 20mm for architecture shots as that is going to be a large focus while we are there. And then, do I bring the really low quality lens with zoom for more flexibility? I really do need something more than the 35mm and the 20mm.
the answer: 24-70mm. Almost as wide as the 20, with enough zoom to not have to be on top of something to shoot it, and yet, the ability to get really close and still focus. A bit heavier than my primes, but one lens. period. And what a lens! She is amazing. I had her out on the property today and was able to get every shot that I would have with my other lenses.
I then brought her indoors and grabbed some shots of my bed. She really is fabulous~