I have 3 Pany lenses 12-35 f2.8; 100-300 f3.5-5.6; and a 42.5 f1.2. They meet all my needs except macro, for which I have an Oly 60 f2.8. I have all I want or need with these 4 pieces of glass.so let's pretend you can only have 3 lenses. and you're not overly budget conscious.
you aren't a BIF maniac, and you don't do macro. you value absolute IQ and rendering over super compact size.
think landscapes, motorsports, people, travel, pets, mostly just general use, don't really need any specialty lenses.
right now i have the 7-14, 12-40, and 40-150 lenses. but part of me aches for a prime (45 1.2 i think, maybe?)
for those who have a lot of time with this gear, would you sell the 7-14 and buy a 45 1.2? or sell the 12-40 and buy a 25 1.2?
i know this is a stupid thread and i'll get a bunch of sarcastic answers, but part of me thinks that the 7-14 for landscape is held back completely by the need for a ridiculous filter system. i bought it on a whim when one came up for a nice price. i suspect i can just use the 12-40 with a cpl or variable ND for most of my landscape work, 7 seems pretty outrageously wide honestly (plus the 7-14 is a lot larger than i was expecting)
the one thing i'm missing is something fast. i don't really want a 4 lens kit, so i'd rather trade one for a prime.