Upgrading your photography gear can be overwhelming at the best of times. Sorting through seemingly unlimited options and making sense of complex photography terminology requires patience, and you must be prepared to do thorough research.
If you’re currently in the market for new photography gear, here are some essential questions to answer before you begin shopping.
What do I want to photograph?
The first thing you need think about when buying a camera or lens is what you plan on photographing. As obvious as this question may seem, it’s an important one to think about, because your answer to it will greatly narrow down the options.
For example, if you want to practice your wildlife photography skills, you’ll need a telephoto or zoom lens. On the other hand, if you mainly want to use your camera for family snaps and portraits, a simpler and more affordable lens such as a 50mm would serve your purpose.