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I get asked a lot, what is more important…lens or camera body? Well, in the ideal world, you probably want to have both to match each other, meaning you want to have a great lens on a great body. If you on the budget, however, and you get to choose only one you need to think about the following questions. First of all how much money do you have? Unfortunately, we live in the materialistic world, that every decision has to be made based on the amount of lettuce we have or can spend. If you trying to break into photography, I would recommend picking up one of those camera package deals they always have on sale. Usually, for about $1000-$1500 you can get a decent package with a solid camera and couple mediocre lenses. That should be enough to get you going. If you planning on being more serious about it, I recommend doing a deep research about “style” of photography you want to be doing in the future, so you can start building your kit based of that. So Lens or the Camera body, in a way, it’s like asking which came first, chicken or the egg. To be blunt about the answer, camera lenses can last decades if you store them properly, as long as you keep them in the nice dry place, you can use them technically all your life. Camera bodies are a little bit more complicated, each couple years on average, they keep coming out with more and more megapixels and other whistles. I recommend for anyone who is trying to break into the photography business, to get a really good lens first for a decent camera body, and then purchase camera body later. Even with 20 megapixels sensor, great lens going to shine, and pictures going to look great. If you slap a crappy lens on the great expensive body, it’s not going to look that fantastic, and despite higher count of megapixels, the image still in many cases going to look cheap. Just make sure to figure out between crop or full frame sensor for future proof, so when you get the body, lens going to match it perfectly. Otherwise, don’t buy expensive crop lens if you planning on purchasing full frame body later because that lens not going to be working at its full potential.

 

 

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