DJ72 Posted March 6, 2019 Share Posted March 6, 2019 (edited) Hello Gurus. A couple of years I asked some questions here regarding my first proper camera purchase - the Sony RX100iii I am now considering upping my game to acquire the Sony 7Rii. My doubts are around which lens: zoom or prime? Zoom would be the Sony 24mm-70mm F/4 Fixed would be the Sony 55mm F1/8 Does anyone have a take on which lens I should consider? I take mostly street/portrait/still life photographs. They are similarly priced. The zoom would be convenient and give me some scope for control, though "slower" at F/4 The prime would be faster, and wider at F1/8. It would not allow me to get any closer without moving my own body. I am pondering this: if the zoom is slower then I wont be able to take lower light pictures and the shallow depth of field would be much less. However, with the 42M full frame Sony, would I be able to just crop afterwards to get closer? WOuld the advanced sensor/higher resolution give me some wriggle room in this department? Is the quality of the 55mm always going to trump (yes, that is still a verb we can use) that of the slower zoom? Is it that obvious? I am undecided. Please help me, if you can. I am happily set on the camera, but this is costing a lot of money (that I should be spending on our car getting body work done to it) and I am 100% not likely to ever buy another similarly priced lens. Thank you in advance, David . I just realised there is another Sony zoom, the Sony E 16-70mm f/4, which i could consider. Edited March 6, 2019 by DJ72 not 24 - 50 but 24 - 70mm Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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