>>3744331>how can i evaluate a lens beyond the aperture and the focal length? i dont understand why some equipment has the same value for these things but dramatically differ in price.
coatings (on older vintage lenses for example, you'll end up with flares because anti-reflective coatings were worse than today's), number of lens elements (more lens elements means less light gets through to your sensor), barrel distortion, there's a lot more to a lens than just aperture and focal length>this sounds dumb, but for a film camera, what separates a good camera from a bad one? after all, isn't the lens the most important part?
pretty much answered in the other thread, but the features of a camera and its build quality are also important factors too. having a great lens on a camera that won't wind or shoot is more hassle than it is worth>and since i'm here, whats a very good digital camera system + body for a srs newb? i like the EOS system but i'm open to ideas
I use an EOS camera, lenses like the 50mm f1.8 and 24mm f2.8 (EF-S) are pretty good prime lenses and inexpensive. Are you looking for a full frame or crop sensor? I'd just grab a T2i/T3i with the 50mm f1.8 and go from there. My recommendation is to get a cheap (sub-$400) camera and use it everywhere without fear of damaging or breaking it. If you get a more expensive camera, you may end up leaving it at home.