Zoom Lenses — do you use the full range?

I’ve heard it asserted that many photographers use only the extreme focal lengths of their zoom lenses.

I haven’t thought this was true of me, and today I had Lightroom plow through the numbers for a wedding a shot last Saturday (plus the rehearsal Friday); and it isn’t true of me.

Focal lengths used with 12-40/2.8
Focal lengths used with 40-150/2.8

I do however use them at their long end more than elsewhere; no surprise there, I’ve always been a telephoto guy.——

Digital Cameras and “Focal Length”

This is a very simple subject — complicated by people like me arguing about proper use of terminology, and people trying to explain differences that other people haven’t even noticed, and people pontificating on things they don’t adequately understand.

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