Very little difference in zooms in good light.

Started May 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
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SunsetBk Regular Member • Posts: 311
Very little difference in zooms in good light.
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Just wanted to get people's opinions on this.  I have owned several kit zooms and some premium ones as well.  My observations are that the when photographing scenery unless you want to blur the background you are in going to be in the f4-8 range 90% of the time when outdoors in the daytime.  If you want to do portraits then having a zoom isn't necessary since you can walk up to your subject or if you are outside most telephoto zooms like the 40-150 produce great results in good light.  For night shots well I cant use 2.8 after getting spoiled with the 25 at 1.4.  For those users of the 2.8 zooms unless you don't like switching to primes for low light/portraits, is there a benefit at the smaller apertures?  I am considering switching from the 12-35 to the 12-32 because I don't see any benefit since I use primes for low light/portrait.

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