Important! Read This Before Building Your Kit
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I’ve just discovered that LensRentals.com has a blog. And get this… it’s good.
Like this post on the expensive and impulsive way the owner of LensRentals.com built his first photography kit. It’s a funnyÂ story. But here’s the best part- He shares what he would have done differently, knowing what he knows now. Remember this guy owns a lens rental business. He can use pretty much any gear he wants and he gets real feedback from the people who rent his gear. I’d say he knows a lot.
If you’re building your kit, thinking about buying your first DSLR, or upgrading lenses, I really recommend reading this article first.
Here’s the idea:
Buying crap equipment will turn you off of photography and will still cost a bunch of money. But in the first year or two that you own your DSLR, you probably won’t need the fancy features that make top of the line gear cost so freakin’ much.
You’re better off buying good, but not great, gear. By the time you need to upgrade you’ll haveÂ better idea of what you actually need, and what you don’t.
The post goes through gear that makes a good first kit, and it even covers gear that’s great when you’re ready to upgrade. Pretty sweet.
Anyway, I really really recommend reading the whole thing. It’s even made me want to put off upgrading my camera for at least another year and look into getting some other equipment instead.
Here’s the link again:
Lenses: Don’t Collect The Whole Set
Let me know what you think.
*I’m not affiliated with LensRentals.com. I don’t even think they know that I recommend them.