I am looking to invest in my first digital SLR camera and after much deliberating I have decided on the Canon EOS 600D over Nikons 5100. As a photography novice, I am undecided about which lens to go for as there is a £200 difference between the two I have been looking at.
The reason I want to get a Digital SLR is because I have always bought reasonably cheap digital cameras and last Christmas my brother-in-law got a Canon 550D. I was blown away by the picture quality and instantly understood why people invest a little bit more to get a better camera than a bog standard £100 Samsung or Fujifilm camera (which I usually settle for).
Now, I am looking at getting into photography a lot more as it has always been a hobby of mine and I wanted to get off to a good start and get good kit. I want to be able to take good quality pictures and videos at events and be able to take scenic photos on holidays and when hiking etc.
I have been looking at the 18-55 lens model for the 600D and 18-135 lens and I just wanted to know if the latter is worth investing in and also whether it is worth the extra £200.
On its own the 18-135 lens retails at £300 (reduced from £500 supposedly) whereas the 18-55 is around £120. What I want to know is, will it be beneficial to invest in the more flexible lens (giving me more variety in terms of shooting) or save some cash and stick with the 18-55 lens until I learn more about what the different lenses do?
Any help or advice you can give will be greatly appreciated.
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