Another reason to use a prime

Started Apr 3, 2011 | Discussions thread
The Andy G
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Re: Another reason to use a prime
In reply to xtm, Apr 4, 2011

To summarize:

If you're in the middle of a pillow fight on a downtown street, the advantages of a short prime is that you're unlikely to have the camera knocked from your hands.

The advantage of lengthy general purpose zoom in such circumstances is that you won't spend two hours patting your coat with sticky tape to get the feathers off.

(You guys took this thread waaaaaaay too seriously.)

That being said, my preference for primes is three-fold. First is bias as I learned to shoot on primes. Secondly, I find that using primes actually increases the speed of my work as I've got fewer decisions to make. Finally, there's a wider piano keyboard as far as F-stop goes.

Again, it's a preference not a law of physics.

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