70-200 vrii vs prime lenses quality

Started Nov 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Dinahhs3 Regular Member • Posts: 162
Re: 70-200 vrii vs prime lenses quality

KnightPhoto2 wrote:

For the things you describe (kids and portraits), and much over generalizing on my part, you are not going to notice much IQ difference between the 70-200 VRII and primes from that range.

In other words, the 70-200 VRII is no slouch in the IQ department. So in a way I think you asking the wrong question. You should be looking at versatility, cost, size, weight, what primes are actually available in your price range, how you intend to use the primes and how many you would need, and whether you need f/1.4, f/1.8, f/2, macro etc.

Hope this helps you think more out of the box about your next steps.

Long term, most shooters could justify owning both primes and zooms, so if I were you I would think about what you need next as your immediate top priority. In my journey (in order) I added 85mm f/1.8D, 180mm, 70-200 VR1, 135mm f/2, 70-200 VR2 and sold all the primes. I would like to get some newer G primes in future.

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Best Regards,
'A camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.' -- Dorothea Lange


To be specific I  am a voluntear in my kids school to help them make the year book for the kids. ( KG)

So I mainly take headshots for the kids while playing in the school yard

The parents loved the pictures that I took using my 50mm 1.8 for the school book last year, so this year I tnought I will add another great lens to my collection .

Some parents even contacted me to take family portraits for them with thier kids,which I did ( for free) coz I don't feel comfortable for charging yet . But I am deffenatly trying to improve so maybe one day I will do a small photography business

Thanks for the help and feed back

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