What % of DLSR buyers stick with kit lens only?

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
nkistrup
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Kit lens for the large majority, because lens shopping is difficult
In reply to mobi1, Mar 28, 2013

From the perspective of some one getting to take the plunge into the DSLR world, I can understand why a huge majority would go with the kit, following by something versatile like a 18-300.

Thought that selecting a camera would be a major under taking ... WRONG!  It's the lens selection that is the hard part.  How many beginners scoff at the idea of NO ZOOM capability?  And for a much higher price?  Why should they pay much for a 70-200 vs. 70-300?  The later has more focal range.

Look at the Nikon D5200, which is an entry level camera up on Amazon.  For an extra $200 over the cost of the body-only, you get a 18-105 lens that comes with the camera.  What will that $200 get you, if you go lens shopping?

Not everyone comes to DPReview & spends time trying to educate themselves.

Another way to look at your question, is: How many people are really picture-takers, with much bigger budgets, vs. photographers?

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