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p.1 #16 · Frustrated... Primes vs zooms  
Cute poem  made me smile.
But don't forget that zooms are not primarily about avoidance of use of feet. Frankly, I move around more when using a zoom than when using a prime. With a prime, there are fewer compositional options and this sometimes allows me to work more quickly with a prime.
However, the zoom allows me to control subjectforegroundbackground relations much more carefully than when I shoot with a single focal length prime. While keeping the primary subject the same size in the frame, I can alter what appears in front of and behind that primary subject and the size of those things.
Again, primes and zooms, at least for many of us...
MintMar wrote:
This thread needs this poem:
My primes are fast while my zooms are not
But my zooms can frame what my primes cannot.
My primes appreciate my legs, while my zooms save my feet.
Neither helps much when I need something to eat
Except its been said, photos once in awhile turn into bread.
There are times when there are walls that my back cannot move
Or people in front that I dare not reprove.
For this kind of shot I say, “Zoom thanks a lot”.
Primes often give better brokeh and zooms often leave us a bit broker
But sometimes that rule is broke and this ain’t no joke.
Zooms can be heavy and primes may be light
But primes weigh much together to equal the might.
Primes can be smaller and easy to tote,
But a zoom can be handy and help us to gloat.
Primes are more stealth as they fit in your mount
But zooms guard your health as in this one account.
You can frame your capture without walking through streams
Allowing you to rapture the shot of your dreams.
The bottom line, as I care to define
Is that we often need both to do the job every time.
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