Do we still "need" fast lenses ?

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primeshooter Veteran Member • Posts: 4,952
Re: Do we still "need" fast lenses ?

Sergio Subrizi wrote:

Considering we have:

sensors with incredible iso performances compared to films

in camera +- 5 stop VR

Auto gain viewfinder

I can only see a shallower depht of field when used wide open as great advantage

at the expense of weight and $$$ ( for the same level of quality)

Do I miss something ?

Yes you did. Light collection is required for many aspects of night photography, for one, astrophotography even with a tracker but especially without. There is nothing that makes up for a bigger aperture lens when you need it. You also cannot stop motion of a subject with VR either...

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