What is the Image Quality tradeoff between primes and 2.8 zooms?



  • AdeAde Posts: 1,071Member
    Nikon's 14-24 / 2.8 is perfect in the slot canyons, clean it carefully when you are done.
    I shot Antelope Canyon a couple of years ago with a 16-35 f/4 and was surprised that I took almost an equal number of frames at the long (35mm) end vs. the 16mm end. So the 14-24 might be too wide.

    I prefer to shoot primes but for slot canyons I'd concur that a high-quality zoom is preferable (unless you already have a very specific shot in mind). You gain flexibility without sacrificing image quality.
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited March 2014
    If we skip over the cost, size, weight

    seems to have a pretty good selection o

    24 / 1.4
    105 f2 DC
    400 / 2.8 VRII

    14-24 / 2.8
    80-400 G

    only a macro and the 800 mm f4 ( oops f5.6 ) seem to be missing
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  • haroldpharoldp Posts: 984Member
    Where can I get an 800 f4 ?
    D810, D3x, 14-24/2.8, 50/1.4D, 24-70/2.8, 24-120/4 VR, 70-200/2.8 VR1, 80-400 G, 200-400/4 VR1, 400/2.8 ED VR G, 105/2 DC, 17-55/2.8.
    Nikon N90s, F100, F, lots of Leica M digital and film stuff.

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