No doubt, a lot of photographers love prime lenses because they often offer super-wide apertures and creamy bokeh, but that is not the only advantage primes offer over zooms. This fantastic video discusses three reasons prime lenses are not just for crazy bokeh.
Coming to you from John Gress, this great video discusses three reasons prime lenses are good for more than just bokeh-heavy images. Personally, the biggest reason for me has always been sharpness. Modern professional zoom lenses can be fantastically sharp, but a top-level prime lens often features a noticeable jump in image quality, offering piercing sharpness that makes a photo instantly stand out. And of course, the wide apertures that prime lenses often offer are good for more than just blowing the background into a creamy swath. They allow you to shoot in very dark environments while still keeping your shutter speed fast enough to stop action or the ISO low enough to avoid high levels of noise. This can make them a great tool to have in a variety of situations in which you cannot control the amount of ambient light, ranging from wedding receptions to nighttime sports. Check out the video above for the full rundown.