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November 5, 2003

Gear Fetish

Posted by Mike on November 5, 2003 8:59 PM

Here's an interesting rundown on the ongoing value of the 50mm prime lens vs. the "consumer zoom" most new camera purchasers are guided toward by camera store clerks. I'm one of those purchasers, by the way. I like the 28-200mm zoom I walked out with, and it was great for vacation pictures, but this article's definitely piqued my curiosity about the potential of even an inexpensive 50mm/f1.8 prime.

The other side of the same coin is a quick case against zooms.