Why are so few lenses bought per DSLR? (Motivation of two polls)

Started Sep 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Glen Barrington
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People buy the lenses they feel they need. . .

Most people can, and do, get by with just one or two lenses. This isn't some arbitrary rule I made up, but is based on my observation of how people behave.

People tend to concentrate on those types of photography that they like the most. Birders buy long lenses, and don't often have much need for super-wides. Street shooters and candids shooters, tend to buy fast, modest wides, and don't often buy long lenses or super-wides.

Photographers are no different than anyone else. They want to make their money improve the things they care about and they avoid the lenses that can't help them with their passion, unless they have the extra cash laying about for no good reason and feel like an indulgence.

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