« on: February 08, 2015, 05:29:08 AM »
Yes I do.
Going back to around 2004 I dumped all my heavy duty a Nikon gear for a smaller, lighter system. I was sick of lugging around big, heavy bodies with big, heavy f2.8 zoom lenses. Within about the first 24 hours I realised that I'd made a big mistake; the system that I had chosen was, at that time, not in the same league as Nikon.
Then Canon brought out the 'affordable' 5D - if you can call £2600 in 2005 affordable, and I changed to Canon.
With the exception of the 1 series the bodies on their own are not heavy, in fact the 5D was only a little heavier than a bare Nikon F3; it is the lenses that make them bulky and heavy, or to be more precise, the zoom lenses.
The reason I use primes is not because they are faster. It's because they are cheaper, lighter, smaller, better in the corners of the frame at wider apertures, less chromatic aberration in the corners, entry pupil that is close to the camera body making stitching that much easier, less distortion, brighter viewfinder, balance on the camera body better.
However if I am in a fluid changing environment; sports, social etc. I would use zoom.
@ Khufu; get out of the wrong side of bed this morning ? I see nothing sinister about sulla's post.