Some of us are just old f*rts living in the age of dinosaurs. Time was, when choosing a zoom lens meant sacrificing image quality in exchange for flexibility--the old 43-86 Nikkor comes to mind here. It is my understanding, such as it is, that this trade-off no longer obtains.

I remember scoffing at the 35-105 Canon zoom (I think that was the lens)on her A1 back in the 1970s and eating crow.

That being said, I still don't own a zoom. One of these days, perhaps.......