How Many Folk Here Use Primes?

Started Mar 24, 2015 | Discussions thread
Joesiv Veteran Member • Posts: 5,497
Re: I do, sometimes

Full Frame wrote:


As most people feel, using a zoom can tend to make you lazy balancing composition and perspective distortion.

honestly don't mean to offend you but; as a photographer you are a master of your trade but as person we are defined by our words. As such I don't understand why people have to elevate themselves by equating using zooms to being lazy.

I tink PHXAZCRAIG was pretty careful in how he worded it.  It "can tend to make you lazy", and it's true, it doesn't mean people using zooms are lazy, it's just that if you're not using a zoom, you have to not be lazy to get the shot.

Sure in some circumstances, perhaps the one you were shooting, you weren't permitted to move around, so a zoom was handy (or you could have just used a different prime perhaps?), but in a lot of circumstances, if you don't have the option to zoom, you need to think differently to make the shot work.

Sure you could do the exact same photography with a zoom as you do a prime (minus the depth of field/exposure differences), but the limitation, can help lead a photographer down the path of movement.

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