Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?

Started 3 months ago | Polls thread
perrrob Junior Member • Posts: 46
Re: For low light and narrow dof

Mark_A wrote:

I have two f1.8 lenses, two f2.8 lenses, and one f4.5-5.4 lens.

I buy fast lenses for better low light abilities and to be able to get a narrower dof when I want it.


Same here ... I also prefer a light photography kit (especially when on vacation).

As I'm just a hobbyist, all my "fast glass" are light primes (f/1.8G) and my zooms are lighter variable aperture lenses which I use in good light (ie. outside).

Whenever I go out, I always have at least my 2 essential lenses (16-85 zoom and 35 f/1.8 prime). I then add additional lenses according to what I might need that day.

 perrrob's gear list:perrrob's gear list
Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G +1 more
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