Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Zoom Hate

I think some of the residual hate toward zoom lenses comes from the fact that some early ones were truly awful, and even the good modern ones are usually slower than their fixed focal length equivalents. An f/2.8 zoom is pretty fast, after all.

But sometimes you need one to get the shot.

It's not like you can hop in the cage with the tiger, after all...

...and nobody wants to schlep a half-dozen different prime lenses around the zoo and swap them out constantly.

Although shooting the zoo with a lone prime lens would be a fun project...