Little piece on lenses

Mark Roberts mark at
Sat Oct 17 20:56:33 EDT 2009

paul stenquist wrote:

>I never owned a zoom until a few years ago. For my first 30 years of  
>photography, I got by with primes. Now I rarely use a prime. The new  
>Pentax zooms are just too good and too fast to be ignored. With the  
>12-24, 16-50, 50-135, and 60-250, I'm prepared for almost anything. I  
>still use the FA 50/`1.4 from time to time in extremely low light, the  
>Vivitar Series 1 90/2.5 for macro,  and the A 400/5.6 for reach, but  
>the zooms are my most used lenses by far.

It was the FA*80-200/2.8 that made me finally admit that zooms could
be as good optically as primes. Now the DA*16-50 is my most used lens.

Though, for the past week I've been deliberately shooting with nothing
but primes - the 21, 31, 43 and 77. I'm going to continue the
experiment for a while...

More information about the PDML mailing list