« on: September 30, 2014, 07:13:37 PM »
If I knew half what I knew now when I started I would have smacked myself upside the head. A few hours of study would have been far more useful.
This. I did vote for a slight improvement though because I started out with a 17-85 4-5.6 and before that I occasionally used my friends 350d with kit lens and I can tell you that my keeper rate went right up as soon as I got the 24-105 f4. There was certain low light scenarios that I just couldn't make work with the equipment that I had then.
To be brutally honest though most of my problems stemmed from a lack of understanding. I really didn't understand what was good light and what was poor. The lcd would tell me of course but it was all guess work. I had an understand of the basics but people don't grasp how much you have to understand to be able to get great shots in any situation. There really is a lot to learn.