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Provokation of all zoom-owners.

Berodesign

Stockholm, SE
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Berodesign Registered since 21st Feb 2006
Tue 21-Mar-06 06:10 PM

Why is everyone so in love with zooms?

Most of them are inferior to primes, and the argument about weight is a sorry one!

If you want to keep it simple and low weight, why not just carry a good compact camera with a nice zoom? You will get comparable photos probably and since you eliminate the last "time-consuming-operation" (changing lenses) and therefore the last "oh-god-I-have-to-think-again-procedure" (thinking about what you want to photo and which lens to use), you'll probably just end up with alot of "compact-camera-style-shoot-first-ask-questions-later-photos".
So why not use a compact camera for that type of photos, the results will still be like a compact camera even if you used a SLR.

Of course I can see the point in having zooms for example sports/wild-life and on a fully automatic extra body. But for "serious" photos, why sacrifice the quality of the primes just for easy handling and less weight?

Are we "photographers" or just a bunch of lazy people pretending to be something and actually only using our zoomes as "eye candy"? I mean for gods sake, the Lord almighty gave us brains to think with and feets to "crop" pictures with.

Give me some good reasons why I should lug around three zooms in my camera bags instead of three, four or five good primes?

/Bjorn

ps. dont take the harsh talk to serious ds.

pps. but I still think I have a point. dds.

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