11-17-2012 03:41 PM
As I think more about starting out with photography, I want to reiterate to not caught up in all this gear and the nicer lenses too early. When you first get your DSLR, you'll have plenty to get used to already, and starting out with a simpler lens like the basic kit lens will actually give you a much better appreciation and thoughtfulness about what you need with your next lens.
that's good advice
So would the 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS be a good one to start with? I know its a kit lens, but Im not looking for a status symbol of the L lenses. Those will come with time.
11-17-2012 03:55 PM
11-17-2012 06:20 PM - edited 11-17-2012 06:21 PM
i purchased a russian 300mm prime - the Zenyt Tair-3S
from St Petersburg, Russia ---- cost me just inside of $200 including about $75 shipping!lol
i just did what a friend of mine who is also in astronomy did
its a great lens - at a great price!