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User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

I was thinking about different lenses and I am not sure why somebody would want a fixed zoom lens compared to a zoom lens. There was a post I found in the search, but it didn't really give any reasons why one would be preferred over the other. Is there a difference in the quality? Thanks for any help!

Tim


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User currently offlineRotor1 From Tajikistan, joined Mar 2003, 230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

Fixed lenses usually give better quality, wider aperatures, and are more rugged, or at least I'm told. Compare a 400mm F5.6L Prime to a 100-400 at 400mm at F5.6, and the difference is pretty significant... plus, the 400 F5.6 is gonna last a lot longer (it shows, as they were discontinued a while ago, and the beat up looking ones one ebay still pump out awesome shots).

Using primes is more fun, too.

-Mike



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