Originally Posted by Ryebread
A zoom is like all-season tires to me.
24L for car shoots and social activities. 50L for walkabout BC it's perfect for that (not to short - not too long). 85L for portrait or sport. With the markiii and experience, it works for me.
Provided my feet work, primes all day - and night.
I shoot almost the same way, but with a 35L 17-40L and a 70-200 II added into the mix (but mainly with the primes you mentioned). I like your analogy here lol.