The disputes about a better lens - zoom or fixed, are conducted more than one day. Here we will try to sort out this issue.

If you bought fixed, you would get a masterpiece

To shoot the masterpiece you can only due to the experience, the skills, the specific look on certain things and the original approach to the shooting. The expensive cameras, zoom or fixed lenses won`t help you here. Yes, fixed lenses have better parameters of the image quality, the aperture; they have the less distortion, but no more.

Zoom is convenient, fixed is not

It isn`t always so. Firstly, zoom is always harder, it is more difficult in the transporting. Secondly, it is harder to manage a large zoom, because the hands become tired. During the sequential shooting with the dashes, zoom easier can be broken. Zoom often breaks down because it has a lot of moving parts. For such lenses is characterized the effect of a vacuum cleaner - sucking of the dust inside.

Some photographers don`t like fixed… because of the lack of zoom. There comes to mind the proverb "The best zoom – is the legs of the photographer".

The cheapest fixed is better the most expensive zoom

As is known, zoom has more pronounced various aberrations than fixed. If the variation is great in the focal length, they will be strongly expressed. So you don`t need to buy a lens with more than four-fold increase. For example, zoom 18-200 mm covers almost the entire desired range, but image quality at the same time suffers.

All depends on the specific situation. For example, you have bought a cheap 50-mm lens. And you need to shoot at a wide angle, for example, 10-20 mm. You shouldn`t even try, because you won`t get the correct picture.

Be with us an aperture!

On a sunny day at ISO 100 it is very difficult to use the aperture below F1.8, because there is a lot of light, and you won`t be always able to dose it with the exposure. Some cameras have a limit on exposure to 1/4000 of a second, and if you supply the aperture F1.4 in the day, you won`t be able to do anything without the overexposure. If you need to shoot at a wide-open aperture to get a small depth of field, it will be necessary to use a neutral filter.

As we know, the lenses with the aperture 1.2-1.4 give a very small depth of field. For example, during shooting a portrait, if you shoot not a full-face, one eye can get into the zone of confusion, so not for all purposes it is acceptable.

"Dark" lens - it's bad

It depends on your goals. For example, for the studio is quite suitable a "dark" lens. There can be used a lot of light, and most of the shooting is characterized by the apertures F5.6 - F16.0. Due to this you can save money on buying a high-aperture lens.

A full set of the lenses

You need to have a complete set of the lenses in the range of 14-200. Many photographers usually have two or three lenses, and many don`t have the closed focal length range. History knows cases when the well-known photographers were shooting on one lens, and this didn`t influence on their masterpieces.

Finally I want to say that all lenses are good in the right hands.

We wish you to take the successful pictures!