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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krikman Regular Member • Posts: 404
Re: Ken Rockwell is apparently still in the 80's

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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