Choosing a Lens
You’ve just bought a brand new SLR camera. You have the kit with the standard lens, but really want to start using some more adaptable lenses with your camera. The problem with this is that the lens that is recommended for your camera is way out of your budget. What do you do?
Well, there are plenty of aftermarket lens options out there. But, you’re wondering whether or not they’ll work just as well as the camera lens recommended by your manufacturer? Well, the answer is yes and no. If you’re just an amateur photographer, you will probably do just fine with an aftermarket lens.
But, if you’re looking to take professional quality photographs, you may want to fork out the bigger bucks and use the camera lens made by your manufacturer. For amateurs, however, looking to break into photography and want a beginner lens, here are a few of the best aftermarket lenses to be had.
The three top manufacturers of aftermarket lenses are as follows: Tamron, Tokina and Sigma. There’s plenty of debate about who’s the best out of the three, but they’re all pretty even in quality and usability.