Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2021 SL770
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
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I've talked to quite a few folks about cameras since I picked mine up a little while ago, and there seem to be two distinct philosophies regarding lenses that break down thusly:
1. Learn how to use your camera, IOW learn to shoot manually. Once you become adept at this (a few hours per day for 6 months or so to begin mastering this skill), you'll have no need for expensive lenses. Invest in a high quality telephoto, but go cheap with everything else.
2. Don't invest the time it takes to learn to use the camera, leave it on automatic, and buy really expensive lenses to compensate for your lack of skill.
I have chosen a compromise, in that I've chosen to invest neither my time nor my money, thus settling for lots of mediocre shots. Hell, they're just for me anyway...
"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon