I'm sure the intent of this article is good, but truthfully, the article is not much more than a essay on "what's wrong with inexpensive lenses" and offers little real advise or help on more mid-range and higher end lenses. What strikes me as somewhat humourous is the idea of Soccer Mom shooting Junior's soccer goal with a bridge DSLR with a $2961.00 lens attached, especially when the idea is to send it to Aunt Jane in an e-mail. The last time I checked, Photo Safari's in Africa will run you around $10K, if one has those kind of bucks, you would think they have graduated past the idea of a kit lens. It's very difficult to write this type of article and really "hit the mark", with so many different types and brands and levels of cameras out there, so kudos for the effort.
Points taken, and thanks for your comments, both positive and negative.
As for my references to safaris, I wasn't talking about African safaris, but Great Adventure's Safari Park in New Jersey. Season passes are about $79, but you can easily find discount coupons at gas stations and on the sides of Coke cans.
(Tip- Go early in the day or later in the day. Like the locals, most animals prefer lounging in the shade when the sun gets hot, and there's less of a chance of minivans cutting in front of you just as you press the shutter.)
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