A few good primes or constant-aperture zooms... your thoughts/experiences

Started Dec 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
Schwany Forum Pro • Posts: 10,129
good primes or constant-aperture zooms...

You can get by with constant aperture zooms for sure. Canon makes some nice zooms. Large aperture primes are hard to beat and nifty in low light. Long telephoto primes are indispensable for the things I use them for. But that's just me. Everyone has a different story.

I only have one Canon zoom I wouldn't give up for full frame use and that's the 70-200f/2.8L II.

My experience says if one wants to shoot primes, they really ought to buy more than one body. Well unless their goal is to emulate Cartier Bresson. Then all you need is one body and a 50mm lens.

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