I feel that you did a good job on explaining the differences in the kit lenses vs the more expensive lenses. I'm a firm believer that it's better to put your money in the lense than the body, I still shoot with a Nikon D-200. The lense is what needs to be sharp, chrisp, full of detail and being able to control the DOF that's possible with a faster lense like my Nikon f1.4 50mm or Nikon 80-200 f2.8. Yes it is an expensive lense, but it's also paid for it's self with my part time job shooting sports for the local paper. I have used great Sigma, Tokina, Tamron, and Nikon lenses, I've also had terrible ones too. I think that people have been fooled into believing that they can get an image like you see in a sports magazine from a kit lense. They see it on the advertisements on TV, so it must be real. They don't get to see the editing that's been done to get that shot. Buy what you can pay for, enjoy shooting, be realistic in your expectaions. AND MOST OF ALL HAVE FUN.
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