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My photo tip for today stems from a debate that has been going on in our house over the past few weeks: Do you invest in a better camera body or a better lens? I'm on the fence.... well actually I'm not because I want both right now, but since that isn't feasible which one would serve me better? What would you chose?
Well after reading through some blogs I found that most people would chose to buy a better lens because cheaper lenses tend to be slower, do not perform well in low light conditions, and ultimately do not produce a good picture.
Well, if you are on the hunt for a better lens at a more affordable price then buying a used lens can be a great option. Here are links to posts on how to investigate both a buyer and the lens before investing in one: (apparently fungus is a huge problem!)
- How to Buy a Good Used Camera Lens by Wiki-How
- How to Safely Buy a Used Lens by Josh Norem of BorrowLenses on The Smugmug Blog
- An Introduction to Buying Used Lenses by Digital Photography School
- Buying a Second Hand Lens a Guide video by Phillip McCordall (excellent to watch and see exactly how to angle a lens to see scratches etc. and what other issues a lens may have)