With the 35mm gear I tend to put whichever lens I felt like using that day on, sling the camera over my shoulder and go. 3 out of 4 times it's the 50/1.4. It's rare that I'll carry multiple lenses.
My favorite results lately have been with the Yashica A with its fixed 80mm, which I'd consider to be my usual one-camera-one-lens rig. That, plus #8 and #25 Kodak series V filters and the old Luna Pro F, and I'm generally happy. I seem to get better results when I arbitrarily limit my options.
When I went to Paris last year, my kit was a 1n + 24mm f2/8. Good choice for walking around a city with narrow streets.
Originally Posted by baachitraka
Update: one camera, two lenses :)
Picked up a 75mm for the Pentax 67, which I feel is the perfect focal length for this camera - the 105mm being a little limiting at times. The 75 still isn't as wide as I'd imagined, but just about right for straight photography - I'm sure the 55mm is too wide. I do find it strange how the 67 has a more restricted field of view than the Hasselblad.
I personally feel 35mm is more intimate in wides like 85mm in teles. Sometimes, I use 28mm too.
Originally Posted by Moopheus
Of-course, Paris may need 24mm at-least to cover Eiffel.
I think one lens is a great exercise. It forces you to see differently.
If you have a comfort level with a certain lens you should make a habit of taking only something else.
If you like wides, then take only a telephoto.
It can force a scenic photographer to start to see tighter closeup and visa versa.
When I did darkroom work and had say, a 20x24 set up, I would make a test prints with just 8x10 to get the exposure and would have just a tight shot of the face. And I thought, hmmm that 's pretty cool.
It taught me to start to shoot tightly on the face occasionally, which is something I never did before.
It can elevate you work a lot because your first thought is often to take a rather mundane shot of things, and close cropping can open a whole new world of interesting work.