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|Posted: 4/30/2013 9:05:11 PM|
I started with prime lenses and loved them. Then I moved to a zoom lense for convenience and a variety of shots at one event.
And now I'm in love with my prime lense again.
Do you have a preference between the two?
|Posted: 4/30/2013 9:50:31 PM|
I have one of each, and while there are certain practical reasons I love the zoom, the prime is my preference - if I can make it work in a situation I do.
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|Posted: 4/30/2013 11:44:35 PM|
I prefer zooms. I like being able to find a strategic corner to "park" so that people forget the camera is around. They also let me use vantage points like stair ways or balconies and still get close in ways a prime wouldn't be able to do.
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|Posted: 5/1/2013 7:17:51 AM|
I'll go along with Volt in her preference and reasoning. The only time I prefer a prime is when I use my 105 for close up/macro shooting.
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|Posted: 5/2/2013 10:41:07 AM|
I prefer the quality of my primes. Not being able to zoom also forces me to really think about my composition and take the extra moment to set up the shot. The result is usually a better shot.
I love the convenience of my 24-70, but I don't really like the look of the wider angle. Especially when photographing people. It's just not as flattering.
I don't want the weight of the 70-200, so I'm considering the 100mm 2.8 or even the 135.
If I had to choose, I'd choose primes!
|Posted: 5/6/2013 3:54:21 PM|Primes here because I like the Sharpness. I want the picture to be tack sharp See everyone has different ideas/likes Thats what I love about two peas
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