Choosing a lens (Why I Love Sigma)
You can’t have been around for too long these days without having heard someone recommend a Sigma lens. Their “Art” series has been extremely well received and rightly so. Sigma’s 18–35mm f1.8 and 50–100mm f1.8 lenses are my two favorites. I prefer working with zooms (see more below). *These two lenses are so good I sold my full frame cameras and have recently been shooting cropped.*
Zooms vs. Primes (I’ll take the former)
There was a day when prime lenses were the indisputable choice if image quality was to be prioritized. Not so much anymore. There are some excellent zoom lenses that so closely rival the optical quality and speed (maximum aperture) of their prime counterparts that the convenience advantage makes them superior for me.