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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Zoom vs. Prime

In case you missed it I lost my favorite zoom lens to a massive fall earlier this week. Now I am stuck in the age old debate of Zoom vs. Prime.

I have found that I go to my 50mm in a lot of controlled shooting situations, but I have also fell back on my old 28-70mm as a sort of catch all lens.

Both sides of this debate have very compelling reasoning to them. So lets hear what all of you have to say about the matter. You can leave a comment here or feel free to email me at info@vanishedtwin.com and let me know where you stand and why.


  1. Boy oh boy that's a loaded question. I suppose it really depends on budget. If you can afford it primes are great but for versatility zooms are hard to beat. My top picks for primes (Canon) are 85, 135, and 100 macro.

  2. I am in the same boat with those primes, but I like to have a wide around 28mm or 35mm too.