A&P Can someone explain different lenses to me?

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    thank you.....this is all brand new to me
     
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    what determines the price of a lens is how much it costs them to make it. Therefor the more expensive lens are going to have larger aperatures(smaller numbers), metal parts(not plastic like above), and ultra high quality glass(WHICH IS WHAT REALLY COUNTS).

    people pay $1000+ for a lens. there IS a reason for it, and the picture shows.
    those lens will not be sharp, will not be fast, and will not feel well made.
     
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    thank you....
     
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    you pay more for a fast glass (like F1.8)
    you pay mor for better lens build (i.e. Nikon is a lot better built than tamron or sigma)
    you pay more for less image flaws (either color or form)

    but, the talent of the person behind the camera will make a lot more difference than the same picture with a tamron vs a nikon lense per example. It's like on a motorcycle, the driver is 80%, the machine 20%... in photography, it's even more for the "driver"
     

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