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Thread: Prime or Zoom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q.G. View Post
    Even if so: so what?
    Am i Cartier Bresson? Are you?
    I'm a big fan of his work, and I find a 50mm lens on either RF or SLR to be very useful.

    What I like about the 50mm is the way the vertical angle can crop the scene so well. It is a good portrait lens, not too wide or not too long.

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    I also found the 50 mm lens very useful.
    I found other lenses very useful too.


    But i still wonder, would you who like to take a leaf out of Cartier Bresson's book rather have a fixed focal length 50 mm lens, or a 50 - 50 mm zoom lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q.G. View Post


    But i still wonder, would you who like to take a leaf out of Cartier Bresson's book rather have a fixed focal length 50 mm lens, or a 50 - 50 mm zoom lens?
    Huh? Is this a trick question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddym View Post
    Huh? Is this a trick question?
    "Prime or Zoom?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q.G. View Post
    "Prime or Zoom?"
    It's the "50-50 zoom lens" part that I don't quite follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddym View Post
    It's the "50-50 zoom lens" part that I don't quite follow.
    Personally, I prefer a "20-20" zoom lens, much sharper!
    ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Q.G. View Post
    Even if so: so what?
    Am i Cartier Bresson? Are you?
    I'm old. I don't like to carry a lot of weight. A 50mm lens can go a long way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rol_Lei Nut View Post
    Personally, I prefer a "20-20" zoom lens, much sharper!
    ;-)
    I prefer the 20 mm fixed. Don't like extreme wide zooms anyway, make you dizzy when you zoom from 20 mm to 20 mm.

    But give me a 100 mm - 100 mm zoom. Much better than a 100 mm.
    And i'm sure there was a photographer at some time somewhere who only used a 100 mm lens (though i'm not quite sure whether it was a "Prime or Zoom").

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    Some prefer the 100mm over the 80mm for the normal lens of the Hasselblad.

    With 35mm I like 50-50 because half the time I am right and the rest of the time I am correct. It keeps things balanced.

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