I'm getting my first epic setup very shortly and the biggest question for me is which zoom lens do I go with? The RPZ 18-85 or the RPZ 17-50.
I realize the 18-85 is 3x the weight and requires a rail/support system, not a big deal as I want to use either lens with a clutch shoulder rig. I just really like the advantage of being able to zoom to 85mm.
The 17-50 is great because its lightweight, also because the close focus is a few cm from the lens where the 18-85 is quite a bit farther than that.
Is there a difference in optical quality? Is it crazy to use the 18-85 on a shoulder rig? Which lens would you choose?
Thanks for the help, I've been pondering this one for a while now.