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| p.1 #1 · The FM Nikon Miscellaneous Musings Thread |
On a few of the other forums I frequent, there is a miscellaneous thread - for posts or comments that are related to the main theme of the board, but perhaps not meriting a dedicated thread. I didn't see one here so wasn't sure whether it was because noone had started one, or someone had tried and it died a death. I get the feeling there might be though, especially from the Manual Focus thread - the combination of pictures, gear stuff, and random bits from people's lives gives it a nice atmosphere.
The idea for it was prompted by a realisation - I don't like using my 'standard zoom' anymore. Not because I don't use the focal lengths, but because it just feels unnecessarily large and a bit clumsy, not helped by it being larger than a 35 and 50 stacked or even a 50 and 85. If Nikon came out with a 17/2 or 2.8 and a 24 1.8 for DX (the 24 1.4 is sweet but too big for my liking - it's essentially the same size as the 24mm PC-E, and I'd rather carry the PC-E) I wouldn't need the zoom anymore. I don't shoot to a deadline or in volume in those FLs, so the speed convenience isn't there. I used to think prime only shooters were unnecessarily doctrinaire. I'm beginning to see where they're coming from though I'll never give up the 70-200!