What % of DLSR buyers stick with kit lens only?

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
GreenMountainGirl Contributing Member • Posts: 684
Re: I'd like to know too!

Guidenet wrote:

 I'd tape that zoom at 35mm and use it for a while, maybe an outing. See if it hinders your habits.

I don't think a zoom should be used to frame. I think it's best to do that with your feet so you can discover better perspectives....Used this way, a zoom is just as good as a prime for making you aware of the various creative perspectives that are awaiting you.

I might have to walk around my property and take some "useless" pictures just to test it out!  The reason I say "useless" is because right now everything is brown, except the sky which is gray - the light stinks.  But it would let me get a feel for it.  And maybe I'll get lucky and the sun will come out.

The real advantage of the 35 f/1.8 is the one to two stops or so of maximum aperture and the somewhat sharper optics many prime lenses give.

Better glass is one of my hopes for the future!  My two kit lenses aren't so bad, but I look forward to having some faster ones.  The 35mm seems a great place to start.

Thank you!  I'll let you know how it works out.


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