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Prime or zoom what's your choice?
Old 02-28-2009, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you guys n gals use and why?
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Re: Prime or zoom what's your choice?
Old 02-28-2009, 12:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Studio - Prime
Portrait outside - prime
Other outside - Zoom
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Re: Prime or zoom what's your choice?
Old 02-28-2009, 01:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm, well for me it depends on what camera I'm using at the time. My medium formats have nothing but primes, but with my 35mm/digital, all I have are zooms. Sharpness-wise, I've been perfectly happy with the zooms on my Nikon, but I WOULD like to get my hands on a superfast 85mm prime... *drool drool*
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Re: Prime or zoom what's your choice?
Old 02-28-2009, 03:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I prefer to use prime lenses for portraiture inside or outside seems I get a sharper picture. I do use zoom lenses for some macro and nature
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Re: Prime or zoom what's your choice?
Old 03-01-2009, 06:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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For some it's subject dependent; for me it's trying to get the best out of what's on my camera. If you have both types try them and see which you prefer.
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Re: Prime or zoom what's your choice?
Old 03-02-2009, 08:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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For me, I believe in traveling light. I use the Tamron 28 - 75 XRDi lens for my Fashion and Headshot photography and the Sigma 75 - 300 F4 DG APO lens for my Sports and also when I want an extremely tight Headshot.

Both of these lenses are high quality lenses, reasonably prices, sharp with good contrast, and most importantly they get the job done.
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Re: Prime or zoom what's your choice?
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WHats the most useful prime for the money?
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Re: Prime or zoom what's your choice?
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I find it hard to replace the usefulness and sharpness of a 50mm f/1.8 -- all for $100 on average!
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I find it hard to replace the usefulness and sharpness of a 50mm f/1.8 -- all for $100 on average!
I hear ya. I was looking at that lens and still might grab it.

. But am eyeing the nikon 135mm f2.8 manual focus lens as my subjects aren't (90% of the time) moving at all. Autofocus just gives me a quicker fix but for the price difference I can take the time to focus. hehe
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Re: Prime or zoom what's your choice?
Old 03-04-2009, 11:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Nothing but primes, pain in the ass to keep switching lenses to the point I got a second beyond but its worth it for me. The only lens I miss zoom wise is my 24-70mm but once I got a 1ds m3 it wasnt cutting it anymore. Sold it and probably wouldnt buy another zoom again.
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