THAT is the question...
Ever since discovering the magic of f1.8 and prime lenses, I wanted to be a "prime-only" shooter. I wanted to become on of those photographers that uses only one focal length at a time, and if needed, employes "foot-zoom", aka, walking towards or away from the subject. Most of the time, the system works for me. But lately I've come to wonder if I am making a mistake.
At my recent trip to Havana, I believe I missed a lot of shots because I wasn't able to quickly switch lenses. Most of the time I used the 27mm pancake, not only because it's small and light, but also because it has a very suitable focal length - not too close for buildings, and not to wide for people. Except for those 14,582 times that I would have needed to zoom in closer, or go wider.
I have come to the conclusion that for traveling, a zoom lens would be best. Yes, primes are still my passion, but a zoom lens has its place. Fuji is soon coming out with the weather-sealed 18-135 f3.5-5.6 OIS. I'm already saving up for it.