Kit lenses or negotiate?

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
Draek Senior Member • Posts: 2,028
Re: Kit lenses or negotiate?

First off, it's true there's not that much difference between 200mm and 300mm, but the 55-300 is optically better than the 55-200 so the upgrade is still worth the price.

Secondly, 18-200 lenses and the like simply ain't that good. The 18-135 is and, in fact, I consider the 18-135 + 55-300 + 35/1.8 the best lens kit for someone just starting out, but the 18-55 + 55-300 (or 55-200) is still a very good choice, and usually much cheaper since the 18-135's fame has pushed its prices up a tad.

And thirdly, depending on your style you might be looking at the whole lens changing thing from the wrong angle; I have the 18-55 and 55-200 and seldom change lenses---because I seldom need the wide-angle of the 18-55. In fact, if it weren't for my Minolta 50/1.7 I could probably superglue the 55-200 to the front of my A390 and never worry again about dust cleaning.

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