- April 2, 2019 at 12:42 am #398383
The thing that I do best, so far, is Event Photography- both outdoor and indoor. I have been researching what lens I should buy to further this. Each article I read on the web, seems mostly to highlight the Sigma 24-70 2.8 VR lens. I currently, however, have the Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.0 lens. Was thinking that I may be best to next buy the Sigma with 2.8 throughout. However, a website did a comparison of the two lens and my existing lens is preferred between these two.
Does not make a huge amount of sense to me, even though it seems that with my limited knowledge I have made at least one good choice.
I do want to improve my photography and am prepared to spend a bit. Where do I go next?
- April 2, 2019 at 1:06 am #398386
Sounds like a bad case of GAS. Gear Acquisition Syndrome. When you own decent gear to start with more gear rarely improves the snapper mate. Taking more snaps and more snaps and listening to critique and opinion is what makes one better. I am too old and set in my ways to listen much and know damn well a new lens would make no difference to my limited ability. Sorta think good photography needs a certain kind of artistic eye and if God did not give you that no amount of gear will compensate. If you really have spare cash burning a hole in your pocket send it here. I will invest it wisely in fast cars, young female flesh and just fritter the rest away.
- April 2, 2019 at 8:39 am #398415
How’s that last bit working out for you, Billyspad? 😉
- April 2, 2019 at 6:04 am #398404
- April 2, 2019 at 7:31 am #398411
have you identified a need for f/2.8 throughout the full range? how often do you shoot at 50mm and wish you had a shallower dof or a few more stops of light? if you don’t need it then put the money towards something you need.
- April 3, 2019 at 12:57 am #398524
Jasenka’s suggestion is where I would head, a prime lens over a tele.
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