Zooms VS Primes - the real trade off

Featured Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:58

Do you shoot primes or zooms? What is your favourite lens? 

Here I discuss 2 main misconceptions about zooms vs primes.

tcotl680

Matt's Gear: http://bit.ly/MG-Gear

Get Your Gear Out!
Check out my downloadable video series:
Intimate Portraiture series: http://mattgranger.com/intimate
Take Control of The Light: http://mattgranger.com/light
The Business of Photography: http://mattgranger.com/business
Educating Tina: http://mattgranger.com/educatingtina
Kickstart Your Photography 6 month course: http://mattgranger.com/kickstart

All of my travel, tours & workshops: http://mattgranger.com/workshops
My SEAFOOD Channel: http://bit.ly/Worlds-Best-Seafood
Merch: http://mattgranger.com/merch
Mailing List: http://www.mattgranger.com

Ethics and Conduct statement: http://mattgranger.com/ethics

Subscribe HERE: http://bit.ly/Sub_MG
Subscribe for News: http://bit.ly/Subscribe_MG_News
Google Plus: http://bit.ly/MG_Gplus
Community Forum: http://www.mattgranger.com/community/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mattgranger
Twitter: https://twitter.com/_mattgranger
Instagram: http://instagram.com/_mattgranger
Official Website: http://www.mattgranger.com

Please check out my art nude photography books
Private Bodies: http://www.mattgranger.com/privatebodies
Public Bodies: http://www.mattgranger.com/publicbodies
___
SUPPORT Matt - Please buy your gear using these links:
Adorama: http://bit.ly/Adorama_USA
B&H Photo: http://bit.ly/bhphotoUSA
Amazon USA: http://bit.ly/Amazon_usa
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/ukAmazon
Amazon Germany: http://bit.ly/DeAmazon
Australia: http://mattgranger.com/my-gear

Share:

5 comments

  • Comment Link Jean Luc Salaud Thursday, 12 January 2017 11:27 posted by Jean Luc Salaud

    Great video Matt. I personally totally agree with your point of view. When travelling by plane, most of the time, I use zooms to limit the number of lenses. When home or on car or train trips, i go with primes (or both) to be more creative. Sometimes I choose one prime and fix an assignment to fill up. Large aperture , different angle of view... all give us opportunity for creativity.
    Good stay in NY

    Report
  • Comment Link Rick Monday, 16 January 2017 20:06 posted by Rick

    Sad to learn that Herb has passed. Deepest condolence to his loved ones. Some time ago I sited that interview to a noted youtuber and was laughed at. Glad to have benefited somewhat first-handed from his knowledge.

    Report
  • Comment Link Oriol Tuesday, 17 January 2017 12:03 posted by Oriol

    Great video. I strongly recommend to beginners to shoot for a minimum of 6 months with a prime (a 28, a 35 or a 50). This is what I did some years ago and my photography improved a lot.

    Report
  • Comment Link Andy Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:45 posted by Andy

    Glad you put those points across, I'm of the same school of thought, I use both equally. Love my 70-200 2:8 VRII just as much as prime lenses. I never understood why there seemed to be a divide.

    Good luck in NY.

    Report
  • Comment Link Claudius Tuesday, 17 January 2017 20:56 posted by Claudius

    Hi Matt, it didn't matter to me at all on the topic of prime vs zoom as I'm a new shooter and still have a lot to learn. The video has definitely peaked my interest and pushed my zeal to learn and shoot a whole lot more. Great work!

    Report

Leave a comment

Zooms VS Primes - the real trade off

Zooms VS Primes - the real trade off

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 17:58

Do you shoot primes or zooms? What is your favourite lens? 

Read more...
The BEST Nikon Portrait Lens - ULTIMATE SHOOTOUT

The BEST Nikon Portrait Lens - ULTIMATE SHOOTOUT

Thursday, 29 December 2016 06:07

These are the SUPERSTAR lenses of the portrait world - from 50mm f1.2 to 85mm Otus to 200mm f2.0. Check it out!

Read more...
2016 RECAP + Free downloads & Holiday Sale!!

2016 RECAP + Free downloads & Holiday Sale!!

Thursday, 22 December 2016 23:52

Review GIVEAWAYS and sale

Read more...
Nikon 105mm f1.4e - Ultimate Nikon Portrait lens? vs 85mm 1.4G

Nikon 105mm f1.4e - Ultimate Nikon Portrait lens? vs 85mm 1.4G

Saturday, 05 November 2016 15:21

Real FIELD TESTED Review - Portraits, landscape, sports, street & more.

Read more...
What is a 'standard' lens? How I use the 35mm & 45mm Tamron VC

What is a 'standard' lens? How I use the 35mm & 45mm Tamron VC

Monday, 28 November 2016 23:08

What is a 'standard lens'? Is it 50mm? Is it 35mm? Is it somewhere in between? And why would Tamron make a 35mm and a 45mm lens when they are only 10mm apart?

Read more...
What is a Rectilinear Lens? (Lens distortion explained)

What is a Rectilinear Lens? (Lens distortion explained)

Saturday, 26 November 2016 10:42

In this video I explain the main forms of distortion and why true rectilinear lenses are so damn big and expensive!

Read more...
NEW Nikon 70-200mm f2.8E FL ED VR

NEW Nikon 70-200mm f2.8E FL ED VR

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 15:26

Just announced - check it out.

Read more...
Samyang Premium 85mm f1.2 and 14mm f2.4

Samyang Premium 85mm f1.2 and 14mm f2.4

Thursday, 15 September 2016 06:25

Sweet new lenses from Samyang

Read more...
Samyang Xeen Cine lenses

Samyang Xeen Cine lenses

Friday, 23 September 2016 06:24

7 pieces in the new collection - let's take a look

Read more...