Do You Need Full-Frame?

I have been slow in updating this site recently, as I have been busy going through a lot of stock and private images. My family prefer not to have their images shared in public 😛 , and stock photographs being what they are – look extremely boring. 😛 😛

Fortunately, there is still something constructive I can share in writing during this lull.

I wish to talk about whether one really needs a full-frame (abbreviated FF) camera. FF has been perceived as the ultimate medium for image quality as long as we do not cross over to the pro-level medium-format and its eye-watering price tags. The best medium one can buy within the boundaries of (relative) affordability. However, does one really need it? Continue reading “Do You Need Full-Frame?”

Choosing Lenses: Zoom Lens Or Prime Lens?

As a photographer progresses from being a simple beginner to becoming an enthusiast, questions of choosing which lenses to add to their arsenal eventually arises. Every photographer eventually asks this question multiple times in a life-long pursuit and maintenance of photography equipment: “Prime lens or zoom lens?”

Like most people, I started out in photography with a trusty 18-55mm zoom kit lens. Then I got a 55-300mm zoom lens to cover the telephoto range. Then I started browsing photography forums and learned about the alleged higher performance of fixed-focal-length prime lenses. After a year or two, I started switching to prime lenses for their higher performance and compact nature. In fact, there was a good full year where every lens in my camera bag was a prime. Then I got a zoom lens again, and as of the date of this article my lens collection consists of one zoom lens and two prime lenses.

Now having stood on both sides of the fence with regards to the zoom versus prime debate, I believe I can provide an unbiased opinion on this matter. I am not interested in some kind of theological or philosophical correctness, but rather in sharing advice with others who may be pondering this matter, so everyone can be well-informed and can make their purchase investments wisely.
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