Prime shooters: don't you miss some "moments"?

Started May 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Charles Currey
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Re: Prime shooters: don't you miss some "moments"?
In reply to ultimoamore, May 13, 2013

ultimoamore wrote:

I enjoy using my primes (I also have a 14-150). But sometimes while using my 17 I think "I wish I had the 45 right now" (maybe to get something at the other side of the street) or vice versa.

Primes help a lot a newbie like me, because I know exactly what perspective and FOV the lens will give me, so I'm not constantly "shooting" at everything out there (plus my primes are 3-4 stops faster than the zoom).

So, prime shooters: how can you "capture the moment" using only primes?

Do you just accept the fact that you might miss some?

This thread is too long to read the whole thing so I apologize if this has already been said. The answer is of course you miss some opportunities by not having a zoom, but you also gain opportunities because you have a faster, lighter lens. If your travels happen to take you unexpectedly into a building, then your 1.4 or 1.8 prime might capture a moment that a 4.5 to 5.6 zoom may not get even with vibration reduction if the subject is moving.

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