How Do You Make Your Decision On Lens Purchase?

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William Curtindale
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How Do You Make Your Decision On Lens Purchase?
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OMG, there are so many lenses on the market (native and third party) to select from. I know the selection process will be different if being a professional vs an enthusiast. I am an enthusiast but also passionate with my hobby in photography. Below list shows my considerations when purchasing a lens (How do you narrow down your decision)?

  1. Native To Camera Brand, Supports All Features
  2. Focal Length, (fixed and zoom range)
  3. Aperture
  4. Weight
  5. Optical Quality
  6. Focus Type
  7. Close Focus Capability
  8. Build Quality
  9. Vintage (Latest Technology)
  10. Reviews (w/test results)
  11. MTF Charts
  12. Reputation
  13. Cost
  14. Resale Value
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I enjoy content, simplicity and light weight: A6500 and A7C w/Sony + G + GM Glass

 William Curtindale's gear list:William Curtindale's gear list
Sony a6500 Sony a7C Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM Sony FE 90mm F2.8 macro +9 more
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