Interesting points on Prime Lenses

I found this article while adding some equipment to LensTag (a theft recovery site for photographers www.lenstag.com) about the use of prime lenses and the advantages over the popular zooms. I do my best work when I am using primes and it the article seems to echo my own thoughts, however in a way which is going to be easier to understand them my babbling. I completely agree that a fixed focal length forces the photographer to think, move, and think some more. Pictured below is one of my favorite and oldest lenses still in use, a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 prime. This was my primary lens for many years when I was working with 35mm film and it resides on my D800 a majority of the time as it lacks the gadgetry and associated weight which is found on modern lenses.

Without further delay, the link:

http://www.borrowlenses.com/blog/2014/07/prime-lens-basics-and-why-you-should-ditch-zoom-lens-photography/

My old 50mm 1.4 by Joe Clark www.glasslakesphotography.com

 

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