Hi Bob Andersson,
My apologies for not replying earlier
but I’ve been away in Scotland for a few days.
Thank you so much for your post - you make an excellent point about buying into a lens system. I’ve been almost entirely focusing on which camera – Sony/ Nikon/ Cannon rather than which lens system best suits my needs. As you quite rightly point out, cameras are being upgraded all the time but hopefully a good lens will last many camera upgrades.
As I mentioned to FergUK, I’ve now decided to make do with a kit lens for general use for now and invest in a specialist lens for my hobby – whale watching – which if I’m honest, is the whole reason I’m buying a DSLR in the first place!
On my last whale watching trip (Baja, California which was amazing) I was lucky enough to try out a bridge camera and DSLR from other people on the tour and the DSLR won hands down in terms of responsiveness, continuous shooting, range and focusing.
Anyway, I’ve now posted a question seeking advice on a lens with very quick zoom and focus, a big range and image stabilisation costing no more than £500. I know what I want from the lens but haven’t got a clue which options I have. So… I’m going to find the lens first and the DSLR will follow.
Bob Andersson, I cannot thank you enough for your advice!