Ken Rockwell: Don't buy a midrange zoom. Carry a fixed 50mm instead, like a pro.

Started Dec 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
Leif Goodwin Senior Member • Posts: 1,390
Re: Ken Rockwell: Don't buy a midrange zoom. Carry a fixed 50mm instead, like a pro.

Click Click Rizzy wrote:

Ken Rockwell:

Get over buying a midrange zoom today. This isn't as bad as you think. Few, if any, pros use mid-range zooms. Most use a wide zoom and a tele zoom, and maybe drop a 50mm in their pocket for low light.

Even at f/2.8, the $1,700 24-70mm AFS is nowhere near as good in low light as the $120 50mm f/1.8D. Try it and see.

I never use a midrange zoom. For almost all my walking around and family photos, I use the 50mm f/1.4 AF-S. The fast f/stop lets me stop action in any sort of darkness, all with clean, creamy and sharp images at the high ISOs so easy for Nikon's FX cameras.

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Do you agree? Share your experiences...

Next week, or next month, he will lambast anyone who uses a prime, as zooms are much better.He has a history of changing his mind more than Imelda Marcos changed her shoes.

The truth is that Rockwell makes statements with the sole intention of stirring up controversy, the ultimate motive of course being to get publicity for his web site, and attract visits. From the first post it looks like he has succeeded.

As to discussing this issue, I'll pass.

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