Please comment briefly on when and if you use a fast (f/2 or faster) single focal length lens.

Please comment briefly on when and if you use a fast (f/2 or faster) single focal length lens.
Yes, it comes in very handy for low light shooting.
24% (34 votes)
No, my zoom handles every situation and lighting condition I encounter.
20% (28 votes)
I carry both.
56% (80 votes)
Total votes: 142
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COMMENTS
Roger Spiers's picture

There is nothing like a really fast prime lens for available light photography, be it film or digital. I really enjoy exploring the possibilities of digital long exposures at night.

Robert Dementi's picture

As good as zooms have gotten you still cannot beat a good fast lens. For digital I wish nikon would make a 60f1.4 or make a modern af 58 f1.2 that would be a kick.

Walter Fink's picture

I use zoom lenses that are 2.8 in a non variable f-stop.28-105 Tamron and a Nikkor VR AF-S 70-200.I have nothing faster than 2.8 even in fixed focal length.No need,but I would like to have,but don' need now.

Steven J.  Green's picture

Although I have zooms, I find I do most of my shooting with a primary lens. You always know what the f stop is and can quickly determine what the effective focal range is for a given f-stop. Of course these are manual focus lens with the scales. I feel it is a huge mistake to drop the distance scale and oten aperature ring from auto-focus and digital lens. It gets down to creative photography versus point and shoot mentality being force fed to consumers.

Tom Siefken's picture

Image stabilizing lenses are wonderful things.

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