I've been thinking a lot about lenses lately, and yesterday I decided to take out my often neglected Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 . It doesn't get out that often because I love my 50mm f/1.8 so much, but actually when I put it on the camera again, I was kinda impressed!
Here's some snapshots I took yesterday at the park - Callum was running about like a mad thing, and this is definitely one occasion where a zoom beats a prime in sheer flexibility. With my 50mm, I have to "sneaker zoom", in other words use my feet to move closer and further back. If your child is running about in several different directions, it can be harder to frame a shot this way. I quite liked being able to quickly zoom in to get some different shots from the same standpoint!
This one is not as sharp as I would have liked - he happened to turn around when I wasn't expecting it so I snapped a shot as quickly as I could! Generally though, this lens is pretty sharp if you nail the focus.
It was to near midday for a "proper" back-lit shot but I gave it a go anyway as I like a bit of sun-haze in a photo! (In an ideal world, I wouldn't have a fellow camera toting dad in the shot too!)
I quite like some of the shots even though I was just playing in the park rather than shooting with any intent, but my main reason for this was to see if I would definitely prefer the primes over the 70-200mm. Unfortunately, I may just have fallen back in love with a zoom! I have a horrible feeling that I'm going to be one of those people who likes both primes and zooms. Both have their plus points, and times when they are better to use. So still no further forward on my lens dilemma! Best just get them all then....