Fast primes vs good zooms

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windmillgolfer
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Re: Fast primes vs good zooms

Fast zooms are large and heavy, and still 2 to 3 stops behind an f1.7 Prime.Note that f1.7 is only used when needed due to low light or if the lowest depth of field is desired.

I prefer to use a mix of kit level zooms and Primes. That way I have the flexibility of zooms 7-14/12-60/14-140 when travelling, usually in good light. When needed I can use, say 20mm or 15mm f1.7, when light is poor or in the evening after the sun has gone down.

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