27 Nov 2010, 11:26am
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Glass vs. Body

There is nothing wrong with having bad glass on any DSLR body.  Not everyone has the cash for the L series Canon lens or the Nikon equivelant.  So, they end up going with the kit lens, or lower grade lenses, or third party manufacturers like Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and to a lesser extent Zeiss (excellent manual lenses, mind).

It’s all about how you intend to use your camera.  If you want to shoot a big commercial project, chances are you won’t be using that kit 18-55mm that came with your Canon XSi.  But!  Slap that beautiful Canon 35mm f/1.4L on that same XSi and now we’re talking…. kinda… You might need a full frame for the resolution and detail… but beside the point!

The point is- Good glass will always trump a good DSLR body (in my opinion).  I would rather pour my well earned dollars into excellent glass to produce amazingly sharp and colourful images than to go out and nerd-buy the latest and greatest DSLR body.

DSLR bodies are updated yearly and past models quickly become obsolete.  Good glass can stay with you forever.

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