Lens dilemma: Multiple Primes vs Standard zoom

Started May 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Doug_PS Contributing Member • Posts: 801
Re: Lens dilemma: Multiple Primes vs Standard zoom

Collett wrote:

tonyjr wrote:

If yo have the time to change the lenses to frame your shots , primes are OK .

How many lenses would the 24-70 or 24-105 replace ?

If bokeh is what you want , primes can help , but only in poor light .

That is just not accurate.  One can use a wide aperture in bright light using a high shutter speed, and even a flash on high speed sync as I did below at F1.4 to blur the background foliage.

How much difference is there with the 85 1.8 at f 8 than the 24-105 at 85 mm and f 8 ?

Most people don't buy fast primes to shoot them at F8.

This is a hobby for me and probably 85 % of shots are between F 5.6 and F 11 .

To each his own.  I do the same when I am shooting landscapes and scenery shots with people, but many people use shallow DOF to add something more than the snapshot look.

Same for me.  I'm typically at 2.0 on my 135L, 2.8 on my 200 f/2.8L and 1.8 - 2.0 on the EF 85 f/1.8.  Have already taken many pics with the Sigma at 1.4 to great effect.

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