Fast zooms or faster primes?

Started Jul 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Robbster Regular Member • Posts: 304
Re: Fast zooms or faster primes?

I would absolutely go for option two at this point in time, for following reasons:

  • 4 primes gives max. IQ and low light flexibility, while superzoom covers the "i can only bring/use one len" scenarios

  • more fast zooms are likely coming this fall from Sigma and Oly, meaning healthy competiton for the very high priced Panys

I've executed a version of your option 2 myself, with pany 14, sigma 19 &30, Oly 14-150, plus some additional zooms that suite other needs (9-18 landscape, 75-300 long zoom, and Pany 14-42x for super compact walk around kit).

In fall, when more primes and zooms come online, I'll add a fast zoom and a macro prime. Fast zoom will likely replace my kit zoom.

Hope this helps, and have fun!
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