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    Question Would you get a new body with kit lens or lesser body with better lens?

    Isn't getting the better lens always the way to go? thanks.

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    Agree to disagree.

    But i would go for the latter.
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    I always fall for the marketing. It's so hard to save up for a body and a lens and I can do it much quicker with an old body and good lens. I get tired of saving and not shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaLib0y View Post
    Agree to disagree.

    But i would go for the latter.
    +1 to that.

    Body, after 2 year down the road, is consider outdated, lens can last you longer as lnog as you stay with the same brand and same sensor.

    To me, Lens is a longer term investment than body.

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    yes. good body with excellent lens.
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    I'll go with save everything up and enjoy shooting with ur existing lens :P
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    Depends on ur need. If the camera body i'm aiming for is a D7000, I would not downgrade to a D3100 to get better lens. I will miss out lots of needed features becos of that. But that's just me, it would be diff for your case.
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    Definitely the latter.
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    Must have a lens collection.
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    for me i would get a good body, and start investing on lens =x
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyorange
    for me i would get a good body, and start investing on lens =x
    Ya. When are you buying your tamron 90mm??
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    Default Re: Would you get a new body with kit lens or lesser body with better lens?

    You might need to consider the aspects you want to upgrade, and then decide between body or lens, rather than falling into the age old talk that lens is always a ? better investment ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    Ya. When are you buying your tamron 90mm??
    haha its either now or never ~.~
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    If is new to this getting a kits Len think will be better, cos u don't know how long u will be in this hobby
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    Unless you're buying something like 17-50 f/2.8 i'd go with a kit lens if you're a newbie. You don't know what you wanna shoot yet...

    Just my $0.02

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    People need to realize that the kit lenses nowadays are actually already very good.

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    Default Re: Would you get a new body with kit lens or lesser body with better lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    People need to realize that the kit lenses nowadays are actually already very good.
    +1 to this..

    I personally feel that unless you are printing images at its 100% size, you won't actually need "better lens", unless you need something that the current is unable to deliver. and IMO, better skills and different perspective will be more useful in the long run.


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    I my 55-300 kit lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by symmetrix
    I my 55-300 kit lens.
    I heart my 11-16 kit lens.
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    Default Re: Would you get a new body with kit lens or lesser body with better lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    I heart my 11-16 kit lens.
    11-16 is kit lens? -_-"'
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