You have some money saved up and you are ready to start building your gear collection. Should you spend your money on a good camera or a nice lens? It is an important decision that can have a significant impact on the quality of your images, and this excellent video will show you why.
Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this informative video will show you the importance of prioritizing good lenses over advanced cameras. A mistake a lot of beginner photographers make is falling for enticing camera specs and blowing most of their money on a top-level body, only to pair it with a middling lens. That is not to say there are not situations that demand a more advanced camera — sports and bird photography are some examples. However, if you are shooting something like portraits or landscapes, where you do not need the latest and greatest autofocus system or extreme high-ISO performance, the lens you put in front of the sensor is going to have a far greater impact on the quality of your images than the sensor itself. In general, it is much better to use a previous-generation or more affordable camera and put that money toward a nice lens. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Frost.