Why do YOU use fast primes?

Started Aug 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
mg_k
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Re: 16-200mm?
In reply to joger, Aug 13, 2013

joger wrote:

You can't compare 35 mm with 200 mm and expect the same view - but what you can calculate and measure is the DOF.

The focal length should be wisely chosen to support your idea of the image. There is no better or worse - that's my point

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The reason why I said what I said was because OP believes f2.8 is 'enough', and there isn't much difference @ 200mm in his opinion which I can understand.

I was merely stating that there is indeed a huge difference at shorter focal length.  That is the shorter it is, the faster aperture is required to achieve reasonable blur, whereas even 200mm f4 gives you plenty.

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