Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?

Started 3 months ago | Polls thread
Mackiesback Senior Member • Posts: 6,857
Re: Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?

Michael Fryd wrote:

Mackiesback wrote:

Michael Fryd wrote:

Don't forget:

  • Brighter Viewfinder
  • More accurate auto focus
  • They tend to be sharper (a high quality f/2.8 lens is likely sharper at f/3.5 or f/5.6 then a lens with a maximum aperture of f/3.5).
  • The wider apertures tend to be bundled with other features (i.e better build quality, weatherproofing, better optical quality).

That would be option number 4.


But if the goal is to understand why people buy fast lenses, you probably don't want a survey where lot's of people select "other."

The survey provides far more insight when you can tell the people who wanted a brighter viewfinder from the people who wanted better weather sealing or more accurate auto focus.

On the other hand, if you are trying to promote a particular viewpoint with respect to shutter speed and depth of field, then it may sense to strategically omit common reasons.

At the risk of overthinking it yes. Ideally, it could be a list of all the benefits where you can select multiple choices.

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