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Should I listen to Ken Rockwell?

Editorman

Toronto, CA
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Editorman Registered since 06th Sep 2006
Mon 20-Nov-06 08:34 PM

Hi all;

Fairly new to DSLR (D80 & 18-70 kit (and VR70-300 when it's released)), and have picked up a few shorter 1.8 and 2.8 primes for use in low light, portraits, sharp focus, etc. Under "General issues for digital SLRs" Ken Rockwell makes suggestions aimed at the beginning photographer with general needs as follows (http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/nikkor.htm#digital):

"Fixed focal length lenses aren't needed, except for macro or super tele. The faster f/stops of fixed lenses aren't needed with digital's high ISOs. Almost all lens development in the past 20 years has been focused on zooms, so as digital dawns there are few things that zooms can't do better."

I was enjoying my primes! Do I stop getting primes? Do I sell what I have? (AF20mm f/2.8D, AF50mm f/1.8D,AF85mm f/1.8D). Is he saying spend bigger money on an f/2.8 zoom?

Thanks.

Paul

Paul
Nikonian in Toronto

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