Zoom Lens

Zoom Lens
Is a zoom lens at its lowest focal length the same as a prime lens?

I have a 55-200mm zoom lens on my Nikon D5000, and I have been considering a clear goal, and I honestly do not often use the zoom function for artistic photos. But the shorter focal length-55mm, would it not be the same as a 55mm prime lens? Sorry if this is an extremely naive. Thanks for any and all help guys.

First, I want to comment that your question is excellent (Although some of their responses are not). At each end of a zoom is what is considered by most to be the weak point of the focal length. This area of minimal activity maximum and in general, when the light begins to deteriorate as a result of the separation of elements within the lens. I've never seen a prime target capacity zoom, but does not rule out the possibility of ever occurring (or being claimed by a manufacturer). Prime lenses are fixed targets with fewer elements. This accounts for their quality of clarity, reducing the distortion at the edges and color improved. Unfortunately, in this configuration, also accounts of the cost, since they are generally faster a comparable zoom. The increase may be the same but the quality and clarity of the image at the point of equality is the focal length of clear discrimination for any artist / photographer. You simply can not compare. I have a couple of prime lenses (a 85mm and 14mm) that are very soft compared to my variable focal length lenses in the same environment (although I have no TV that drops to 14 mm). The question is not naive, in fact, is excellent. ~ Galán (google me and Alan G. Fink).

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