Why do you buy fast lenses/cameras?

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Smaug01
Smaug01 Senior Member • Posts: 2,727
The only fast lenses I buy are primes

...and even those, I'm good with one or two.

The slow lenses these days are very good, especially in combination with the in-body image stabilization. I regret not having a fast zoom occasionally, but never enough that I could justify the cash outlay and glass weight in my bag.

The exception is with smaller sensored cameras. My Pentax MX-1 has a fast zoom (eq. 28-112 f/1.8-2.4 IIRC)  My FZ1000 has a fast zoom. (eq. 25-400 f/2.8-4)

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Pentax MX-1 Panasonic FZ1000 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 Olympus OM-D E-M10 III Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4-5.6 R +16 more
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