View Poll Results: Which is MOST Important for U?? Camera Body or LENS

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  • Camera Body is most Important

    17 3.96%
  • Lens is most Important

    194 45.22%
  • Both are very important

    228 53.15%
  • Dont really bother.....

    7 1.63%
  • Other reason... Pls state your reason on this thread.

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  1. #61

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    Quote Originally Posted by liarliar View Post
    What's more important? Your eyes or your brains?
    This is an amusing analogy..

    "From the Heart, Through the Lens"

  2. #62

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    i would say depends on what kind of body are you talking about...

    are you talking about 10D? if so, then body can be more important, as legacy bodies noise control at high ISO (can't even go very high) can be a significant difference.

    but if you're talking about like 40D, 500D against 5D2, it is not so apparent. people can easily pull great pictures without a pro body.

    lenses across the board, u typically pay for what you get.

    i can see myself use a 'less pro' body and still do similar images. but downgrade lens? hmm, i'm not so confident now. not impossible, but not confident.

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    It's kinda obvious.Without the body,where are you gonna put the lens?

  4. #64

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    Quote Originally Posted by golfpro44 View Post
    It's kinda obvious.Without the body,where are you gonna put the lens?
    the reverse can be said as well... without the lens, what are you gonna shoot with the body

  5. #65

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazkw View Post
    the reverse can be said as well... without the lens, what are you gonna shoot with the body

    Hi all,
    just want to re clarify again....

    What I mean is.... ppl invest more $$$$ into good Lens rather than body.
    example 'L' lens or Prime lens.

    And some ppl keep upgrading their body once there is a new model in the market.

    Lens and body is cannot be apart from each other and that is the fact.
    So the Question will be the above mentioned.

    I mean body can use for many many years...... but will obsolete every 1 to 2 year cycle.
    but for lens the obsolete may not the same as body...

    and to have a better IQ..... lens or body which one you'll be invested more?

  6. #66

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    definately lens. as a noob i wont be able to take full advantage of better bodies eg. higher fps.

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  8. #68

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    Hi members, Body is like a computer & lens gives optical sharpnes. So, for sharp images,
    one is dependent on the other.

  9. #69

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    i think lens

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    Default Re: Which is MOST Important for you BODY or LENS

    if you can only choose one, then....

    digital -> body

    film -> lens

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    I would say money is most impt.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

  12. #72

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    Quote Originally Posted by golfpro44 View Post
    It's kinda obvious.Without the body,where are you gonna put the lens?
    Hear! Hear! Without body lens is useless, so what a stupid question this is, ha ha :-)

    But I can understand what the original person who posted is trying to get at, ie whether we should spend more money on (upgrading) body or lens.

    I have never owned expensive / good lenses and only on two occasions had the opportunity to try out fairly expensive / good lenses - a Carl Zeiss (80mm?) and a Nikkor 80-200 f2.8 - from my friend.

    Sure, the Carl Zeiss had nice colours etc, but manual focus and, before I got used to it, many of my pixs were slightly out of focus. As for the Nikkor f2.8, it's so heavy after 10 minutes my hand started to ache.

    On the other hand, I have had award-winning pixs taken with cheapo Nikon 18-55 (that costs only $100+) as well as relatively cheap Nikon 75-300 which I bought used for slightly over $300.

    With regards camera body, I think one of the most important considerations is the SENSOR. This is equivalent to choosing the FILM before digital technology came along.

    In terms of features, most brands come very close depending on how much you pay. However, features such as how many frames per second etc do not usually affect the final image (except in, eg sports / action pixs).

    But the sensor can make a big difference - to noise level, dynamic range, ISO capabilities, etc. Yet not many people seem to pay much attention to this. I consider this the most important, because once you choose a sensor, cannot change!

    I choose Fuji, for its Super CCD sensor technology.

  13. #73

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardSeah View Post
    Hear! Hear! Without body lens is useless, so what a stupid question this is, ha ha :-)

    But I can understand what the original person who posted is trying to get at, ie whether we should spend more money on (upgrading) body or lens.

    I have never owned expensive / good lenses and only on two occasions had the opportunity to try out fairly expensive / good lenses - a Carl Zeiss (80mm?) and a Nikkor 80-200 f2.8 - from my friend.

    Sure, the Carl Zeiss had nice colours etc, but manual focus and, before I got used to it, many of my pixs were slightly out of focus. As for the Nikkor f2.8, it's so heavy after 10 minutes my hand started to ache.

    On the other hand, I have had award-winning pixs taken with cheapo Nikon 18-55 (that costs only $100+) as well as relatively cheap Nikon 75-300 which I bought used for slightly over $300.

    With regards camera body, I think one of the most important considerations is the SENSOR. This is equivalent to choosing the FILM before digital technology came along.

    In terms of features, most brands come very close depending on how much you pay. However, features such as how many frames per second etc do not usually affect the final image (except in, eg sports / action pixs).

    But the sensor can make a big difference - to noise level, dynamic range, ISO capabilities, etc. Yet not many people seem to pay much attention to this. I consider this the most important, because once you choose a sensor, cannot change!

    I choose Fuji, for its Super CCD sensor technology.

    Yes, that is my point of these polls is all about…
    I read so many thread saying don’t spend too much $$$ on the Body and invest into Lens instead.

    I think you hit the Jackpot..!!! The Sensor..!!
    Yes so many ppl talking abt ISO, noise and etc… all this related to SENSOR itself.
    Correct, once you decided which sensor (Meaning the either C,N,O, P and etc)

    I love Fuji too…. They are good actually…..

    But if sensor is the main concern, by getting a high cost Lens will helps?

  14. #74

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    The one behind the camera is the MOST important

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    Default Re: Which is MOST Important for you BODY or LENS

    In film days, body is not as important as the lens. This is because the film and the film processing plays a big part.

    Nowadays with the digital era, the processing is in the body. So now body becomes comparatively more important than in the old days.

    Lenses are still important today.

    But in the end, it is the person behind the camera that is the most important. Hardware are just tools.

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    Default Re: Which is MOST Important for you BODY or LENS

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardSeah View Post
    On the other hand, I have had award-winning pixs taken with cheapo Nikon 18-55 (that costs only $100+) as well as relatively cheap Nikon 75-300 which I bought used for slightly over $300.

    With regards camera body, I think one of the most important considerations is the SENSOR. This is equivalent to choosing the FILM before digital technology came along.

    But the sensor can make a big difference - to noise level, dynamic range, ISO capabilities, etc. Yet not many people seem to pay much attention to this. I consider this the most important, because once you choose a sensor, cannot change!

    I choose Fuji, for its Super CCD sensor technology.
    One thing Richard, Cheap does not mean not-good. Contrary to the trend towards expensive gear elitism here in our little red dot, the Nikon 18-55 is a pretty good lens. Especially the non-VR version, it is actually ED glass inside. The only complain is the plastic mount that make me worry once in a while.

    The 75-300 is a very good classic lens. You are lucky to get it cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    In film days, body is not as important as the lens. This is because the film and the film processing plays a big part.

    Nowadays with the digital era, the processing is in the body. So now body becomes comparatively more important than in the old days.

    Lenses are still important today.

    But in the end, it is the person behind the camera that is the most important. Hardware are just tools.
    totally agreed ... anyway photography is all about knowledge and technique ofcos with the modern technology (upgrading is just an option)
    Good image comes from the Camera not Photoshop.

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    IMHO, both the camera body and the lenses are equally important especially when shooting infrared photos
    "There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trials and errors."

  19. #79

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    both are definitely important.
    but if need to know which is e most impt, i would say e lens

  20. #80

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    Hi, Both are important. However, the body can be slightly of lower grade than the lens to save cost, but they must be compatible. With a lower grade body, you will not have all the functions that a higher grade body has and will not be able to capture all images creatively.

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