Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?

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Rexgig0 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,258
Re: Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?

Most of my “fast” lenses were chosen primarily due to factors such as a “pro” build and the optical engineering. The wide maximum aperture, which enables a faster shutter speed, was/is a bonus.

In some cases, a faster shutter speed, in low light, was the primary goal, and the better build quality and optical engineering were bonuses.

Shallow depth of field was never a primary consideration. If I open an aperture wider than f/5.6, it is usually due to the need to let more light reach the sensor

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By accident of availability, I learned to use Canon and Nikon DSLRs at the same time. I love specific lenses made by both Canon and Nikon, too much to quit either system. Dabbling with Leica-M is fun, too. I am, certainly, not an expert.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EF 135mm F2L USM Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm F2.8G ED +43 more
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