Sunday, August 22, 2010

Why to Buy a Kit and not a Body Only!

I guess the most of the DSLR lovers with a generous budget would like to get some good lenses with their first DSLR purchase. But stop. A brand new kit lens will cost you around $80. The difference between body only and a kit will be around $50. This way you will get a backup lens. Well why you need a backup lens?

The same reason as you backup your important files on PC. Your new lens can loose its focus just in the middle of your trip to a tropical island. Your lens can get scratched or maybe humidity problems can occur and you can get some bad blurry pictures. I am even not talking about dust! You will not start cleaning dust or mud from your front lens in the middle of a trip.
Dirty front lens will cause bad quality blurry photos and increase in auto focus timing.

Do yourself a favor and do not give up on a spare lens. In my case i am using a Canon EOS 500D (Rebel T1i)  and a kit lens which i find pretty good multi purpose lens for day time Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS AF. I prefer using this lens on outdoor activities when lightning is not going to be a problem.

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