August 17, 2019

Is Your Faster Lens Really Worth Paying Lots of Money For?

Wider apertures aren’t really the selling point of a more expensive lens, but we know what is.

All too often, our Gear Acquisition Syndrome is fueled by specs we read online. Take faster lenses for instance. Lenses that can squeeze out an extra stop for better low light performance and delicious bokeh may be tempting, but is getting that extra stop of light worth paying up to a thousand dollars or more? Well, in the cases of lenses, it isn’t always about the specs. It’s about what’s under the proverbial hood.

Lenses aren’t just sold because of how fast they are. You’re paying for the quality of the glass. After all, you get what you pay for. And a good lens is going to last you, and that’s what you’re paying for. – Daniel Norton

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Source: NoFilmSchool