One lens vs. multiple lenses

Started Jul 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Chris R-UK Forum Pro • Posts: 19,079
Re: Self-imposed limitations due to fear and limited understanding

trut_maluglist wrote:


I guess I should ask if a DSLR newbie with a budget of $1000 to $1500 came to you and said he wanted advice on what setup he should get, what would you tell him? Let's say he indicated the most important things to him are traveling light and being able to catch the unexpected either near or far. Would you recommend he get multiple F2.8 lenses? Or would you recommend he get a 18-200 lens?

I would probably recommend that he got something like a Sony RX100, a Canon GX1 or maybe even a Panasonic FZ200.

I can't see the point in buying an interchangeable lens camera if you are only ever going to use one lens.  This is especially true of a DSLR where you have a large size/weight disadvantage to start with.

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