When I got my first camera, zoom lenses were exotic objects known only to a few in the movie industry. I certainly have never herd of a zoom or seen one. In fact the first time I used a zoom lens was when I bought a digital compact camera. Since then I owned a number of zoom lenses and was again and again disappointed with the quality of the results, often surprised that such a poor lens can be offered for sale. Besides, I discovered I do not like to zoom. Moving around the subject with a fixed focal lens gives me a better opportunity to compose and frame the picture. And in just about every situation I am prepared with the appropriate lens: I have my wide angle lens when planning to photograph interiors, medium telephoto when shooting a portrait, etc. Another disadvantage of most zooms is the small f stop - limiting the speed or the ISO and not allowing adequate isolation (by out of focus) of the background . What is your experience with zooms and preference in lenses? Am I the only zoom-fun spoiler here?