Prime?

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Harpua, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. Harpua

    Harpua TPF Noob!

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    Sorry for the very novice type questions today (but alas I am a novice :D ). I have been reading a lot on this site and learning tons, but I keep seeing the term prime in reference to lenses. What exactly does this mean?
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    A prime lens is one that has a fixed focal length - as opposed to a zoom lens that has a variable focal length.
     
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    Harpua TPF Noob!

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    Gotchya, thanks!
     

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