Ken Rockwell: Don't buy a midrange zoom. Carry a fixed 50mm instead, like a pro.

Started Dec 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Ken Rockwell is apparently still in the 80's
In reply to Kaj E, Dec 20, 2012

Ken apparently have reasons behind him. He talks about changes in people's minds.

20 years ago reazonable 3 lens kit was:

- wide 18 mm or fisheye lens; - midrange zoom 35-70; - tele 135 or 200 mm.

Now we have great wide zooms and telezooms. So 3 lens kit in 2012 is

- 16-35; - 50/1.8; - 70-200/4

This is BECAUSE everyone around now have in his pocket midrange zoom camera and can make snapshots. But if you a dedicated photographer so you going to more artistic, unusual imagination, perfecting points of view.

So make images, not snapshots.

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