Fast primes vs good zooms

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
Dreeke Senior Member • Posts: 1,031
indoors, moving subjects without flash

That is my main application of fast primes.

Now a days that is indoors sports, where the flash I would have to bring to light up the player in the court wouldn't be apriciated

Some years ago it was the kids playing indoors. I don't want to flash kids. f/2.8 works as long as they are more or less stationairy but if they are walking f/1.7 or f/1.8 (or, if you don't mind the size, a sigma f/1.4) makes a huge difference.

And then there is the fun factor. I just like primes more than zooms. On family outings I use the zooms, if I go out by myself (or for myself) I carry a bag of primes

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Olympus PEN E-PL5 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8 +12 more
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