December 19, 2014, 06:34:06 PM

Author Topic: Short, fun, mandatory reading for all "Newbie; What Lenses?" posters!  (Read 960 times)

ScottyP

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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.


http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2010/07/lenses-dont-collect-the-whole-set
Canon 6D; Canon Lenses: EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF 85 f/1.8; EF-S 17-55 f/2.8; Canon 1.4x Mk. III T.C.; Sigma Lens: 35mm f/1.4 "Art"

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Jason Beiko

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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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