First non-kit lens for a young photographer.

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dwkyre Regular Member • Posts: 185
Re: First non-kit lens for a young photographer.
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I am in the prime camp. A pro zoom might give her more image quality and a bit wider aperture, but it won’t give her any intrinsically different capability. A prime is going to be a very different experience and a much better way to practice/learn. If she really does like long focal lengths and portrait work, the 45mm is great, but the 25mm will be more versatile. Could go either way. Those are my only primes, btw (well, the panasonic 42.5mm, but functionally the same.) The 42.5mm feels awfully long indoors, and might be frustrating as her only prime. On the other hand, if she wants to do portraits with a shallow depth of field and good background blur, that longer prime is going to be a good way to go.

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