I’ve been wanting to get my hands on the Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 (Canon) lens for quite some time.
I went to Adorama and B&H to check out the price differential and scoured the web to find the cheapest one.
Well, There’s an international version that’s priced at $799 on Amazon right now.
A lens will last you a long time; a body, well, that’s something you can always upgrade in a couple of years.
My friends have said that I should pull the trigger on it. After all, it’s the experience that I’ll be capturing with it. So it’s definitely going to be worthwhile.
I agree with that completely. But it’s $800 I could be putting into my savings.
Anyway, I gave myself a deadline. If I still want it by the end of the week, I’ll get it.
But that’s when I saw this video by Mango Street.
This video helped me realize that I should focus more on building up my style before jumping into the world of expensive lenses.
Composition, experimentation with light, poses, and whatever — I need to become better with the lenses I have to be able to move forward (in leaps and bounds)!
After all, it’s the photographer’s eye the camera is capturing. The camera and the lens are just a tool.
It means that I need to hone my eye first. This is what ultimately convinced me to stick with what I have right now before moving on to the 6D and a 24-70mm.
But a full-frame camera would be nice. It would. And that means I’d be spending about $1300 for it.
One step at a time, right?
MY GEAR (UPDATED, JUNE 5):
- Canon T6i
- 18-55mm (f/3.5-5.6)
- 55-250mm (f/4-5.6) — I hardly ever use this
- 50mm Prime (f/1.8)
- 24mm Prime (f/2.8) — I hardly ever use this
- 40mm Prime (f/2.8) — I hardly ever use this.
- Canon AE-1 (50mm Prime)
- Kodak 400TX
- GOgroove DSLR Camera Backpack Case
- Neewer Multi Disc Light Reflector
- Neewer LED Light
- Triangular Prism