Expensive Glass… It makes a HUGE Difference!
So does shelling out all of that money on a really good lens you have been debating about buying make that big of a difference compared to your kit lens? Positively it does! I remember back when I bought my first so called “big boy” lens. I was shooting with a kit lens for a couple years at the time. I wanted to start taking my photography more seriously. I noticed that my photos weren’t come out as crisp as I wanted. I just felt like it was lacking that extra umph! Something just wasn’t there. So I headed over to BCC (at the time I wasn’t a employee yet!) to talk to their knowledgeable staff. I ended up being shown a beautiful 24-70mm 2.8 lens. I almost fainted once I heard the price of how much it would cost me. But as soon as I took a couple shots with it. I realized right away that I would be devoting all my time to come up with a plan to save up the money to purchase it. And I’m glad I did!
Later on I would learn some of the main reasons why more expensive glass is better. Pro lenses are made with the highest quality glass available. Some of the things this helps with are contrast, sharpness, lens flare and color fringing. So you get the highest quality photograph possible. Which are all extremely important. They are quicker and more accurate with autofocusing. So you can nail your shots the first time when you take them. And lastly, they offer the fastest maximum apertures. Which means you can use lower ISO settings or shoot in lower lit situations easier. For those of you who shoot sports, dance recitals, school plays, action and kids running around this will help immensely. Shooting at a lower F-stop also makes it easier to blow out the background and get that rich, creamy “bokeh” effect that we all love. It really helps separate your subject from the background wonderfully.
I can’t stress it enough how that one purchase of that lens impacted my photography so greatly. It was one of the best things I have ever done. Yes I understand it is expensive. But a quality lens is an investment and as long as you take good care of it, it will be something you will have for a very long time and take many wonderful photographs with it. I promise you wont regret it! If you have any questions feel free to call our store at 201-473-2050 and anyone one of us would be more than happy to help.
Till next time..
All my best,
Jeremy Lebled- Sales Specialist at Bergen County Camera.