Ever stopped and wondered why yours went back into its box or found its way into a mailing sack across the country because someone on eBay fancied it instead?
The reason I ask is because you can get some fantastic shots from a perfectly capable kit lens. Just because you don't have the comfort and quality of f/2.8 (or faster) at your disposal should automatically mean a “write-off” for your camera body's first true companion.
Most of us know this, however, being exposed to “flashy gear” across the web and almost endless forum threads discussing why we should ditch our kit lens like the lid of a tin can, means we're now practically “programmed” to want something better.
We scratch around thinking hmm “an f/2.8 would be nice because then I could shoot…” and what's the answer? Okay, it might be that you could shoot low light photos with much sharper results or create a soft and shallow depth of field in your portraits.
About the author
Russell is a self-taught photographer who loves travel and capturing life as it unfolds. Having lived in the far east for a few years with some long term travel, this catalyzed his new-found passion for photography.
Lifestyle, Food, and Event Photography are areas he enjoys most.