RX1 vs. Canon 5D iii

Started Jun 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
b0k3h Regular Member • Posts: 437
Re: In favour of shooting with a fixed lens

jrdu wrote:

I had a full frame Sony a900 for a couple of years, and I used only a 50 mm lens on it. It got so that I knew exactly where I needed to stand before I put the camera to my eye.

When you consider that a person shooting with a zoom lens needs to fiddle with the zoom after they get the camera to their eye, then it is definitely a speed benefit to use a fixed lens.

I think that after you have been using the RX1 for a while, you will know where to go to get the image you want, and you will be able to get it just as quickly as a DSLR user.

John Dunn

"knowing where to stand", or understanding the FOV, is the answer to a non-existant question.

the purpose of a zoom isnt to waste ones time "fiddling" around.  its to allow creative control of depth of field, and relative size of fore-vs-background.

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