would someone clear the air on primes, mainly. do you , or can you have prime zooms?
I thought not, but I may be wrong.
I remember reading a review on the B&H site where someone referred to the Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 as now being his "prime lens" since recently buying it. I honestly think what he meant was "it's the lens that stays on my camera most of the time." I always thought prime lenses referred to single focal length lenses.
Now that I've learned how to use it I also like the Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D as a portrait lens. Because of its focal length you can allow your subject some breathing space even if you just want a head shot.