Limiting one's self with a prime - useful or BS?

Started Mar 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
Grzesiek Maj
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Re: Limiting one's self with a ZOOM - useful or BS? (nt)
In reply to Narcosynthesis, Mar 12, 2012

Narcosynthesis wrote:

Will you miss out on many excellent photos by not having a zoom lens? Certainly

How can you miss photo by using zoom and not prime?
Proper workflow should look like that:
-Setting distance to scene
-Adjusting angle to get proper background(and other angles)
-Setting right focal length(by choosing lens, or setting zoom)
-Framing(with focal length already set)

using only one prime helps to spot scenes that fits this focal length, distance, angle, and frame. So when you see that moment you can shoot at the same moment. It is actually faster, because one doesn't need to set focal length.

Man is lazy, he prefers to change focal length, than make some steps to get proper scene and background. That is why:

"I have herd it said that EXIF data shows that zoom owners take the majority of thier photos at just two focal lenghts, the extremes"

So it looks like no one uses 40mm eqv, only 28 or 70-100mm, so why flickr group "Panasonic 20\1.7" has so much great images?

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