Photography Newb: What am I missing? What don't I need?

Started Jul 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
Who Is Christopher
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Re: Photography Newb: What am I missing? What don't I need?

John Deerfield wrote:

Who Is Christopher wrote:

I am very new to photography and am jumping in feet first here. I plan to explore lots of different facets of photography. I hope you'll indulge some newbie questions and forgive my ignorance.

I'm starting a new photography hobby and have inherited and/or purchased the following lenses and equipment for my new Canon EOS 7D :

Which, if any, of these lenses is redundant? Would the money I've spent on these be better spent on another lens or different piece of equipment?

What difference does it make now?

Because lenses can be returned and I can purchase other options.

Where am I going astray? Am I on track? Overdoing it? Missing something vital I'll regret later?

You are going astray by thinking that it's the gear the makes the photographer. It isn't. It's your knowledge of photography that makes a great image. The camera only records light. The lens is what allows the light in and focuses the light. Flashes/Strobes provide light for the camera to record.

Excellent point. Unfortunately I have an odd situation which allows me to fund the initial purchase of some equipment but may not enable many more purchases going forward. To that end, I am trying to cover all my bases. Thanks for your feedback, especially about joining a photography club. I'll look into that right now.

Please forgive me if I am asking too much at once. I appreciate any and all advice you have to give. Thank you so much

Again, for such a comprehensive overview on photography, you are going to need to do some research. Buy the book or head to the library. This much I know for certain, you aren't going to learn all there is from a forum post.

I certainly hope not. This is just the beginning. I'm looking forward to sharing with you all what I discover. Rest assured, I am clicking away and reading lots. Thanks!

 Who Is Christopher's gear list:Who Is Christopher's gear list
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Canon EOS 7D Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro +5 more
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