Your experiences with a long, fixed focal length, say 600mm?

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Re: Your experiences with a long, fixed focal length, say 600mm?
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Andersonm wrote:

Yeah, I absolutely get zoom lenses. It's just being stuck at a single, long length that I struggle to imagine. Maybe it's no problem at all.

It is not "just" a zoom ... w/ a bridge camera like RX10-IV you can go from WA (24mm-EFL) to LONG-tele (600mm-EFL).

I can't count the number of times that has either gotten me shots would have otherwise missed, OR ... (since I am lazy) ... encouraged me to take both WA & TELE and been surprised at what I saw (@ 600mm) that I had NOT EVEN SEEN BEFORE.

Similarly, there have been situations where I did not have time to change lenses, but because the "continuous" zoom makes it so quick, I did take both (WA & TELE), and again been surprised when I saw a completely new photo.

Examples below:

WA -- SCENIC view ... (do you see the CEMETARY ???)

400mm -- now see the CEMETARY ???

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