Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?

Started 3 months ago | Polls thread
lunartown Senior Member • Posts: 1,564
Re: Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?

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).

"Brighter Viewfinder" and autofocus performance, was my reasons for wanting primes and fast lenses in past. Now I'll prefer, cheaper, lighter and simpler lenses that performs well/fair at f4-f8, eg. like the Samyang 24mm FE AF f2.8.

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