Prime as first lens for a beginner

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David5833 Senior Member • Posts: 1,144
Re: Prime as first lens for a beginner
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I learned photography on a camera with prime lenses and no automatic settings, not even a built-in light meter.  My first camera with a built-in light meter was a godsend.  I can't remember when I got the first zoom.  I really doubt that zoom vs prime makes any difference to a beginner regarding learning how to use a camera.  However, they might enjoy the versatility of a zoom.

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