One man's Mede is another man's Persian.
I use 11-22 with 65 wide, 16-32 with 90 and 115 wides, 16-32 with 150 to 300 plasmats and 22-32 with my Apo Ronars. More or less the factory recommended apertures. That said, I have no problem in using 45 if I need more DOF or 11 when I want blurred backgrounds (Even 8 with 65 and 90 wides). Lately I'm enjoying blurred backgrounds when portraying people at work or in their environment. Love the 3D effect.
My favorite . Is the one that gets the bits i want sharp, sharp!! and the other bits OOF , No matter what format . Cheers Gary
f22 so far.. will try wide open some day
Wide open for portraits...usually 300mm on 8x10
Wide open to f/8 for portraits. Lately I've been shooting f/64 for landscapes.
I shoot portraits on 8x10. I'll go for the smallest opening a reasonable shutter speed will allow.