Is 2.8 considered fast in a prime lens?

Started Mar 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
hlwick59
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Re: Is 2.8 considered fast in a prime lens?
In reply to BobT, Mar 22, 2012

Depends on the focal length.

Back in the pre-digital film days, f/2.8 to f/3.5 for 28mm, 35mm, 100mm, 135mm focal lengths was considered pretty much the norm for prime lenses. When you start getting into the 200mm and longer lenses, f/2.8 is pretty fast.

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