First non-kit lens for a young photographer.

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Photo Pete Veteran Member • Posts: 5,065
Re: First non-kit lens for a young photographer.
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9 is very young and it is quite probable that the infatuation with dedicated camera gear might not last long once she sees friends snapping away with their smartphones and having fun with the other phone features too.

It would be great to keep her interest though so I’d concentrate on providing lens options that smartphones can’t really match. Go for a lightweight long telephoto such as the 70-300 or an ultra wide angle such as the 9-18 or a macro lens. In a child’s mind being able to zoom in super close or capture a really wide view of a room or being able to take photos of tiny objects is surprisingly appealing.

Being able to shoot with shallow depth of field is not really so unique as many smartphones are emulating the effect anyway. 9 year olds tend to be less concerned about it appearing a little artificial than us old grumpy photographers.

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