Fast primes vs good zooms

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Re: Fast primes vs good zooms

I am a zoom guy. For last 10+ years since my first MILC, I had an all zoom lenses setup for my travelling. The Panny OIS can deal with a lot of my low light shooting requirement.

I had once bought a 14 f/2.5. On AF speed, low lighting AF, IQ, it is very close to 14~45 f/3.5~5.6. Under the 3~3.5 stops of OIS, I could indeed use slower shutter speed than the 14 on a non IBIS body...

With improved higher ISO of newer models, and now the DUAL IS of Pannys, basically any f/1.7~2.5 non OIS lens has no real speed advantage for my relative still object / deeper DoF shooting.

Last year, could not resist GAS and bought the 15. It is a fantastic lens. But on slow shutter speed shooting, basically the Panny IBIS doesn't do much better than a DUAL IS f/3.5 lens 😣. I never regret the purchase because to Have a Leica lens in my bag always feeling good. But practically 15 is not really a MUST need item to my sort of usage.


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