12 Jul PREMIUM Zoom or Prime Lens? Find the right one for you
Source: Fuji X Passion
Zoom lenses are made to “magnify” the subjects without having to move from where I’m standing, right? Wrong!
This is an idea commonly accepted and that many users, even some more experienced, still believe as true. And the guilt also goes to manufacturers, who for many years announced their compact and bridge cameras highlighting the magnification factor in their ads. For example 5x, 12x, 50x or even 125x as in the case of the Nikon P1000 with an optical zoom equivalent to 24-3000mm!
After years of promoting sales of cameras by publicizing as the main selling point the magnification ratio of the lens, this idea became so deeply rooted in the habits of people that today it is repeatedly accepted as correct.