Need an advice on prime lens for travel

Started Apr 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
Lumixdude Senior Member • Posts: 2,782
Re: Need an advice on prime lens for travel

The biggest issue with zoom is that it makes you lazy and so your photos suck because you haven't thought about it. It's the definition of "happy snapping." Instead of thinking about what you're doing you simply take the photo.

Although, when you're only there with a prime and you can't get the exact shot you want, you'll be forced to become a better photographer because, at least in theory, you should begin to think about how you can compose the shot with the element you want still in the frame.

Force of habit though really, you can still think about what you're composing with a zoom lens, it just takes more discipline to get out of the bad habits we've developed from using zoom lenses, that's why I like step zoom on my Panasonic camera, it actually gives you options with common frame sizes.

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