Prime as first lens for a beginner

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Re: Prime as first lens for a beginner

My first camera was a Yashica with a fixed 45mm lens.  I remember being slightly frustrated when I found that I couldn't remove the lens and add a different focal length.  Later when I got my F3, I had just primes, but  a few years later I bought a Vivitar 28-200 zoom and I was in heaven with it for travel because I didn't have to change lenses all the time.  Quality wasn't as good as with the primes, but it was so much more convenient using it, especially since I was traveling a lot and carrying my camera gear.  I'm not sure I learned anything with the primes that I couldn't have learned wth that zoom.

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