Peter Kervarec , Mar 20, 2004; 03:15 p.m.
Hi Mary, you cant beat a good prime - I use 50mm standard and 85mm a lot - especially the 85 for bride and groom, the 50 also has a nice natural perspective for a BG portrait. The fast apertures of primes also gives the added advantage of capitalising on post sunset lighting(without flash) Unless you have a top of the range zoom, reproduction quality wont be nearly as good as a system prime.For most other shooting I use a 35-70 2.8 with an ultrawide zoom in my kit also. As for sunset shots - this is a broad question. Regards Peter(Australia)