Both types of lenses have pros and cons in landscape photography. Prime lenses are always usually regarded as having sharper optics than zoom. They’ll be lighter as there’s less glass in them, and also you’ll find them ‘faster’ with better wide open aperture range (f/1.8 for example).
Standard lenses are often prime lenses as well – with a fixed focal length. And since prime lenses often have a very large aperture, they are ideal for photographing landscapes in low-light situations because of all the light that their larger apertures can collect.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need a prime lens to use a zoom lens?
It’s worth noting that you don’t need to use a prime lens to participate in this creative constraint. If you’re honest with yourself, you can use any zoom lens that you have access to and stick to a single focal length. Ideally, it’ll be one that you’re not as familiar, or comfortable, with.
Can a zoom lens be used in landscape photography?
If you’re honest with yourself, you can use any zoom lens that you have access to and stick to a single focal length. Ideally, it’ll be one that you’re not as familiar, or comfortable, with. The key here is to work through the creative constraint that you’re imposing on yourself. It shouldn’t be seen as a hindrance because it isn’t.