What % of DLSR buyers stick with kit lens only?

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: What % of DLSR buyers stick with kit lens only?
In reply to Cailean Gallimore, Mar 27, 2013

Cailean Gallimore wrote:

I see a lot of tourists with cameras where I live, and I rarely see any of them with anything other than the kit lens that came with their camera. Strangely, I rarely see any of them taking any photographs either. Most of them are just 'wearing' their cameras, in the same way that one wears a hat or a coat...

I live in Orlando Florida so also see a few tourists and see the same thing. I often wonder why they don't just get a small quality point and shoot. One time, after supper at the top of the Contemporary Hotel, I walked out on the roof deck to look at the Disney Castle and fireworks. There were quite a few tourists up there with their entry level DSLRs and a few bridge and whatnots. The funny part was that everyone had their cameras set to Auto I suppose so their flash was popped up and they were, I guess, trying to light up the Castle and fireworks from a mile or so away.

I asked this one guy if he really thought his pop-up flash was going to brighten up the castle for him. He looked perplexed and kept shooting.

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