Scatterbrained wrote in post #11966495
I agree; or how about being eaten by a lion when you climbed into the exhibit to get a closer view?
A zoom doesn't change the perspective relative to a prime, a prime at the same focal length will give the same perspective. What a zoom does is give you more versatility. Some call laziness, I call it opportunistic.
With the exception of "chart" shooters and pixel peepers, most people would be hard pressed to tell the difference between a prime and a quality zoom at the same focal length and aperture.
Exactly...not to mention, it varies from lens to lens...I've owned some zooms that have been sharper than some primes...
And I agree, I don't think of it as lazy at all...that's like an accountant saying he wants to keep it real by doing all the math by hand. If the right tool is available, use it!
airfrogusmc wrote in post #11966514
No Adams didn't foot zoom, he could see at different F/Ls, big diff. Foot zooming is a myth.
Learning to see at different focal lengths?
And yes this topic comes up about every month or so,
While learning to see at different FLs may be priceless, so is the fact that I have 16-35 covered at f2.8 with ONE lens. Less money, less stuff to carry and less changing lenses in the middle of shooting because I just realized that my 35 prime was too long and my 17 prime was too short, so let me dig out my 24 prime...or should I go with my 28 prime?