The image below was taken from my recently acquired Nikkor 28mm f/1.8. A relatively wide angle prime (fixed focal length) lens, it allows me to capture an overall feel of a scene with quick shutter speeds, so that I don't have to worry as much about camera shake.
|Looking toward the Courthouse in Radiator Springs, with Luigi's in the foreground.|
There are definitely lots of people out there who are firm believers in primes and even subscribe to the theory of only carrying prime lenses. Sure, you might have change out lenses more, or do more shifting forward or backward in lieu of zooming with the lens, but there's no denying that these guys definitely offer wonderful image quality, because no zoom means less moving parts means more succinct and secure glass. And so far, just with my own experience, the results are definitely speaking for themselves!