Originally Posted by christiani_if
The point is, not to buy a camera with many options or very BIG zoom. The point is- BUY A CAMERA WITH CARL ZEISS OR LEIKA OPTICS:cool::yes::yes:. Buy one… Then, you’ll thank me;)
I agree, experts always says that good lenses are more important than a good camera.
As with everything it’s a trade off. Sensor size, glass, ease/speed of operation, manual features, output formats, price.
But DSLR’s are body + lense(s). You’re not buying a camera with a fixed lense so that it MUST BE A CARL ZEISS blah blah. When or if you can afford to squander cash on top quality glass and even those BIG names are a mixed bag, there are many 3rd party manufacturers producing quality lenses to suit your pocket, purpose, ie macro photography, telephoto, zoom etc requirements and price for the major mounts, like Canon, Nikon etc.
Just be careful with cheaper DSLRs where the autofocus motors are in the lenses not the body of the camera, ie comparison between Nikon D40 & D80 and above because it will add additional cost on each additional AF lense purchased and reduces the number of lenses to choose from for your mount, you can with the slightly more expensive DSLRs ie D80 Canon EOS, use older AF and manual lenses on the body as well buying decent 2nd user stock from a reputable supplier of coarse, saving some cash.
Sometimes it just pays to do some proper research. Pay a little more for a decent body, upgrade the lense later as money allows and at the point that you can actually recognise a flaw in your photos attributable to the quality of your optics and when you can with such a critical eye spot a top quality lense from a good quality one bundled with a decent DSLR. Canon, Nikon etc produce good lenses, quality optics and smooth, quiet operation anyway.