Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?

Started 3 months ago | Polls thread
hotdog321 Forum Pro • Posts: 20,328
Re: Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?

Thankfully, modern digital cameras have enabled the easy use of f/2.8 lenses in low light sports. During the film era I remember restricting myself to the brightest area of high school football fields or checking for burnt out lights in the ceiling of high school basketball gyms. For many years my "go-to" lens was a 50mm f/1.4 or 85mm f/1.8 lens for basketball to achieve marginal results. Phew! Digital allows us to use the "slower" and far more flexible f/2.8 zooms with much better results.

-- hide signature --
 hotdog321's gear list:hotdog321's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM Canon EF 16-35mm F4L IS USM +3 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow