Prime vrs Zoom

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Prime vrs Zoom
Dec 22, 2012

Hello all

please can someone help me with clarification on the virtues of Prime lenses against zooms? I'm just starting out in Nature and Wildlife photography.  I have a Nikon D90 and a Tamron 70 - 300mm zoom.  The Tamron is little more than a kit lens and I want to get something better.  Aside from the obvious flexibility of a zoois his there a real difference in image quality between prime and zoom? I dont know whether to go for a 70-300 or just a 300. What difference will there be between the image quality? i can't afford anything up around f2.8 so I guess I'll be looking at f4 - for wildlife shots, which would give the best results with regards to cropping?

'm thinking about The Nikon AF-S VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED - has anyone used these and got high quality wildlife shots

Many yhanks

Andy

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