Should amatuer buy pro lens?

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Tony Beach Forum Pro • Posts: 11,967
Should an amateur buy a pro lens? Maybe.

imperial wrote:

I can't convince myself enough to buy the Sony 70-200mm gm lens because of the price. I have saved up money for it, but i can't get over the fact that i'm just a amateur photographer and none of these photos I take are going to pay off the equipment i have purchased. Do any of you get this problem?

You might do better to buy a 70-300 with a smaller aperture which may have more reach (it might not either, because reach is largely a function of resolution), and it will take up less room in your camera bag. However, the fast AF and longer reach of a 70-200 (I have an f/2.8 that I sometimes put a 1.4x teleconverter on) opens up a lot of photographic opportunities:

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