Do I really need a prime lens?

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Gerry Winterbourne Forum Pro • Posts: 17,224
Re: Do I really need a prime lens?

Jeff Farkas wrote:

As the title says.. do I really need a prime lens? So far I have two zoom lenses that suit my needs just fine.

The phrase in bold answers your question. If they didn't suit your needs you'd have to say in what way, and then find a lens to fill the gap.

1) Nikon 55-200 2) Nikon 18-200. The one I was thinking of getting is the 50MM 1.8 but I wonder if I really need it. I shoot mostly outside and when I shoot indoors I use a flash.

See above.

Would it be better to get a third party flash and not get a prime to deal with indoor work?

I use primes almost exclusively so I have nothing against them; but in your situation a combination of the zooms you already own (and are familiar with) and flash seems much more appropriate.

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