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  • - Hey everybody.

  • I'm here in downtown Toronto,

  • Toronto visiting downtown.

  • I don't come here too often,

  • I should probably come here more often

  • since I live so close.

  • Anyways, today we're gonna talk

  • about prime lenses versus zooms.

  • Which are better?

  • When should you use what and what are the pros and cons?

  • Now this is gonna be a two part series,

  • cause there's a lot to talk about here.

  • So this one will be focused specifically on primes.

  • And the reason why I'm downtown is cause

  • of that guy right there.

  • He's a bit of a Californian tourist and

  • it's a little bit embarrassing,

  • but you know,

  • friends, right?

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  • - It's so beautiful here.

  • - [Matti] Dude.

  • - Beautiful.

  • - You do realize this is Canada, right?

  • - Oh yeah, but, I mean, I guess it's a little bit chilly.

  • This is, I'm comfortable.

  • - They think he's frozen.

  • - I'm very comfortable. - Are you frozen?

  • - No, this is great.

  • I mean, I've been to San Francisco before

  • and I guess this is a little bit colder,

  • but I feel fantastic.

  • Where are we going?

  • - I don't know how to say this man,

  • but it's a little bit embarrassing.

  • - What are you talking about?

  • I'm just representing California here in Toronto, woo!

  • - Alright, jokes aside, jokes aside,

  • he just wanted to show off his legs here in Canada.

  • If you guys don't know, this is Gene--

  • - Make sure you're getting my thighs.

  • - Zoom in.

  • - Are you getting my thighs?

  • - Oh yeah.

  • His channel's called Potato Jet

  • and if you're not subscribed to him

  • you should definitely go subscribe right now.

  • Right, how does it go?

  • Just like and unsubscribe, was that your thing or?

  • - Yeah, don't do that, please subscribe and stuff

  • if you want to see more of these thighs.

  • - A general rule of thumb is

  • a good day has helicopters in it.

  • That's just a general rule.

  • Dude, who are you, what do you do,

  • how do you have your own helicopter?

  • - Chris Nicholas, I'm one half

  • of the channel Becki and Chris,

  • Matti's gonna link it up here.

  • - [Matti] Of course.

  • - What do I do?

  • I'm an intervention radiologist,

  • but I'm also a helicopter pilot.

  • I have my commercial helicopter license

  • and I was coming around so,

  • I was coming around the city so I asked Matti,

  • I was like, hey, you want to go for a little,

  • fun little ride?

  • And he said yes.

  • - Why do I keep getting myself into these situations

  • where I'm like, ah, should I be scared or?

  • - Bro, on a scale of one to swimming with sharks,

  • this is probably about a nine on the dangerous scale.

  • (laughing)

  • - Dang it.

  • Oh my gosh, you have a Onewheel inside your helicopter.

  • - This is the ultimate adventure machine, I'm telling you.

  • You just set it down somewhere

  • and go explore on the Onewheel.

  • You got air and ground covered.

  • You don't need anything else.

  • I'm gonna be the first person in the history of mankind

  • to ride a Onewheel at Billy Bishop Airport

  • on Toronto Island.

  • (epic music)

  • (laughing)

  • - Anticlimactic.

  • That was the best ever.

  • (laughing)

  • - Correction, the first person to fail

  • at riding a Onewheel.

  • - [Matti] Okay, take two!

  • - Ground has been broken, records have been set, let's go.

  • - Man, I thought I lived an exciting life,

  • but this guy flies around on a helicopter

  • and then he just busts out his Onewheel

  • and he just cruises around airports.

  • My life's lame.

  • - [Chris] City ground helicopter

  • November three zero zero whiskey Zulu Romeo.

  • Alright, let's do this, boys.

  • - Let's do it.

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  • Well, that was crazy.

  • Yeah, that was wild.

  • I've done some helicopter rides,

  • but that one was really cool,

  • especially because it was around Toronto.

  • Now, that wasn't a very good example,

  • because I filmed all of that on this 16 to 35 zoom lens,

  • because it's just a lot easier and faster.

  • When you're in a small helicopter

  • you can't really be switching lenses,

  • so prime lenses aren't so good for that,

  • but we will get to why prime lenses are great,

  • don't worry.

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  • Okay, real talk.

  • It's been over a week since

  • I filmed that last part with Gene.

  • It's been great hanging out.

  • I got sick, real sick, lost my voice, all that stuff,

  • just been super tired and so I haven't gotten around

  • to finishing this video, but don't worry,

  • we're gonna talk about why primes are so good right now.

  • This guy, this guy, and this one.

  • It's a little off.

  • Alright, so why are primes so great?

  • Why wouldn't you, instead of buying a whole bunch of lenses

  • like this 35-mil, 24-mil, 50-mil,

  • why wouldn't you just buy a 24 to 70

  • and that covers the whole range?

  • Well, there's some important things to consider

  • if you're looking into lenses.

  • Prime lenses, which are just fixed focal lengths

  • so you can't zoom in on them,

  • they're just that one focal length, that's all it is.

  • That's that one focal length.

  • So this lens you can just focus, but there's no zoom on it.

  • Ah, this is still crooked.

  • And I think that's good now.

  • I'm a bit OCD with this kind of stuff.

  • So the first reason why you would get a prime lens

  • over something like a zoom lens.

  • Oh man, the battery's dying.

  • Hold on, I'll get a new battery.

  • I got two just in case.

  • And we're back.

  • Sorry for all the interruptions.

  • So the first reason why you would get a prime lens

  • is the wider aperture.

  • So they go to a smaller number aperture,

  • which means you're gonna get more shallow depth of field.

  • That's probably one of the best things that I like

  • about prime lenses.

  • You can just get that super nice background blur,

  • that bokeh in the background unlike anything else.

  • A zoom lens can never do the same thing.

  • The fastest zoom lens that there is out there is a 1.8,

  • I believe, and that's pretty fast,

  • but these lenses are all 1.4, there's 1.2.

  • And it doesn't sound like much of a difference

  • going from something like a F2.8 to 1.4,

  • but there's actually massive difference between the two.

  • So first off, I think it just looks more cinematic,

  • having that super nice shallow depth of field,

  • but then along with that comes better low light performance.

  • So you're gonna get more light into the sensor,

  • because it's making the lens aperture even wider

  • so more light is getting into the sensor

  • so it's way better for low light, filming at night time

  • or when you just don't have very much light.

  • You have way more exposure to work with,

  • you don't just have to crank up the ISO right away.

  • And again, it doesn't sound like that much of a difference

  • going from an F2.8 zoom lens to a 1.4,

  • but it's actually a lot of light that you're losing

  • when you go to F2.8 versus 1.4.

  • And then one of the things a lot of people talk about

  • is that primes are just sharper.

  • These primes are much sharper than zoom lenses

  • for the most part, but I'm not so concerned with that.

  • And I think some of that sharpness

  • is perceived sharpness, also.

  • When you're filming at a really wide aperture like F1.4,

  • it makes it look like it's super sharp,

  • because only your subject is in focus

  • and everything else is so blurry

  • so your subject looks like it's like really crispy sharp,

  • just in comparison to the background.

  • They are definitely sharper for the most part,

  • but a lot of it is also perceived.

  • But for me, this isn't really that big of a deal.

  • I think digital sensors are just already so sharp,

  • lenses are so sharp that, if anything,

  • I would want less sharp lenses.

  • I think it just kind of makes

  • it look a little bit too digital,

  • too clinical, it's a little bit too sharp a lot of time

  • so that for me is not a big thing at all.

  • And then lastly, prime lenses

  • are a lot cheaper than zoom lenses.

  • For example, this lens that I'm filming with right now,

  • it's the 16 to 35, it's around 2,000 dollars,

  • whereas these are about 900 dollars,

  • these Sigma Art series lenses, F1.4, this one's F2.8.

  • So these are a lot cheaper.

  • You can get two of these for the price of one lens.

  • Zooms are really, really expensive,

  • so it depends on your budget, too.

  • Can you even afford a zoom, because they are so pricey.

  • Now, you're gonna get more focal lengths

  • than something like a 16 to 35 or a 24 to 70,

  • but if you can't afford it then you can't afford it.

  • For me, my favorite prime lenses right now

  • are the 35-mil F1.4, the Sigma, and then the 24-mil F1.4

  • and I actually just literally bought this,

  • but this is a really nice range.

  • These are my favorites, but a really popular one also

  • is the 50-mil and the 85-mil.

  • I think those are the four most popular.

  • So if you're looking to get prime lenses,

  • I would go for one of those.

  • I would maybe go for a 35-mil and then an 85-mil

  • and with that you can do a lot,

  • 35-mil is really flexible, really versatile.

  • You can get portraits, you can get a little bit wider shots

  • and then the 85 is just really nice and crisp

  • for portraits and that kind of stuff,

  • but I don't use the 85 very much,

  • because if I was filming myself with an 85,

  • I'd have to be, I'd have to be over here.

  • It'd be super zoomed in, so yeah,

  • I don't use the 85 too much,

  • but these two are my favorites right now.

  • And it's interesting, in the beginning of my career,

  • I was like, oh, I'm only gonna use primes.

  • Primes are the best, primes are gonna be the way to go.

  • And my first one was the 35-mil

  • and then I think it was the 85-mil, actually,

  • but then as my career progressed,

  • I started to buy some zooms and I started to see

  • that there's a place for zooms, also.

  • Primes are great, but zoom lenses are also great

  • and it really depends on the kind of things

  • that you're filming.

  • And part two of this little primes versus zooms,

  • we're gonna talk about why zooms are the way to go,

  • why you should get a zoom

  • instead of these little prime lenses.

  • So if you're interested, stay tuned for part two.

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  • And if you haven't,

  • you should definitely check out Potato Jet's channel,

  • Gene is his actual name.

  • Highly recommend watching his content,

  • by far one of my favorite YouTubers on YouTube

  • so