Zooms VS Primes - the real trade off

Featured Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:58

Do you shoot primes or zooms? What is your favourite lens? 

Here I discuss 2 main misconceptions about zooms vs primes.

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  • Comment Link Jean Luc Salaud Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:27 posted by Jean Luc Salaud

    Great video Matt. I personally totally agree with your point of view. When travelling by plane, most of the time, I use zooms to limit the number of lenses. When home or on car or train trips, i go with primes (or both) to be more creative. Sometimes I choose one prime and fix an assignment to fill up. Large aperture , different angle of view... all give us opportunity for creativity.
    Good stay in NY

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  • Comment Link Rick Monday, 16 January 2017 20:06 posted by Rick

    Sad to learn that Herb has passed. Deepest condolence to his loved ones. Some time ago I sited that interview to a noted youtuber and was laughed at. Glad to have benefited somewhat first-handed from his knowledge.

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  • Comment Link Oriol Tuesday, 17 January 2017 12:03 posted by Oriol

    Great video. I strongly recommend to beginners to shoot for a minimum of 6 months with a prime (a 28, a 35 or a 50). This is what I did some years ago and my photography improved a lot.

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  • Comment Link Andy Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:45 posted by Andy

    Glad you put those points across, I'm of the same school of thought, I use both equally. Love my 70-200 2:8 VRII just as much as prime lenses. I never understood why there seemed to be a divide.

    Good luck in NY.

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  • Comment Link Claudius Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:56 posted by Claudius

    Hi Matt, it didn't matter to me at all on the topic of prime vs zoom as I'm a new shooter and still have a lot to learn. The video has definitely peaked my interest and pushed my zeal to learn and shoot a whole lot more. Great work!

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  • Comment Link al campoli Friday, 20 January 2017 22:00 posted by al campoli

    if you come down to philadelphia let me know and i'll buy you dinner. enjoy you video's

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