Little piece on lenses
mark at robertstech.com
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...
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