June 19, 2018, 05:11:59 AM

Author Topic: Short, fun, mandatory reading for all "Newbie; What Lenses?" posters!  (Read 1503 times)


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This is a fantastically helpful and informative post from the funny (in a photography-sort-of-way) guys at Lens Rentals.  It is pretty short but surprisingly comprehensive advice on lens and equipment selections for the new photographer.

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Absolutely awesome post.  I'm currently at step 9 contemplating step 10

9. Realize 70-200 f/2.8 zoom makes my other lenses look bad. Get better zooms so I have the whole range from 16 to 200 covered with f/2.8 zooms ($3500).
10.  Shoot with a $300 50mm prime and realize the image quality is better than my $1300 24-70 f/2.8 zoom. Plus the wide aperture lets me do all kinds of cool things. Plus, it’s 1/10th of the size. Also, about this time I realize I’ve actually become a decent photographer (priceless).

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