Are You a Prime or Zoom Shooter?

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Are You a Prime or Zoom Shooter?
Apr 28, 2011

Are you a Prime or Zoom shooter? What lens types do you use most often? Pentax is known for their primes and small unique camera bodies. While I have a good selection of primes (DA15, DA21, DA35 ltd, DA 40, FA 50, FA 77, DA 300) in most shooting situations I use a zoom like a DA 12-24 or DA* 60-250, at least for landscapes. In my experience, my primes are used for very unique shooting situations, like macro. For example, I use the DA 15 for landscape/flower shots where I need close focussing and the incredible flare control.

While Pentax zooms are not that well regarded outside of Pentax, there are several such as DA*50-135 and DA* 60-250 that would compete IQ wise with any brand; AF speed is another matter. The versatility of zooms is what makes me reach for them the most often.

It would be interesting to see what is your main shooting style.

Dale
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