Who has sold thier mid-range and or kept bought primes?

Started Jan 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
Al Giordano
Al Giordano Senior Member • Posts: 1,169
Depends on the shot and what you are shooting, won't work for weddings.
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Using primes EXCLUSIVELY for Event and Wedding photography causes what I call; "LENS THRASHING" - i.e. the constant changing of lenses.  You will just miss too many shots.  In these cases; the 24-70 or 24-120 or other mid range zoom reigns supreme.  Also, you can say the same with Street photography to a certain degree.  Although you can cover SP with a 50mm or an 85mm, the scene changes too quickly at times and you will miss some shots without a zoom.

Quite frankly, I find today's zooms of such high quality, it behooves one to use anything else or risk missing some shots.  Now If I was doing a model or portrait shoot or a static landscape a prime is my best friend.

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