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Camera or Lens? Which one is more important in photography?

The internet is flooded with a query, which one is most important: the camera and lens. And in this article, we are going to explore the exact question with a rational mind and a little bit of understanding of the camera and lens technology.


A digital camera with lens
Which one is more important in photography? The camera or lens?

If we consider the camera and lens as the human head. The camera lens works like the eye for the camera. Without an eye, the brain won't have any visual data to process as a visual memory in the brain for obvious reasons.


Similarly, the camera won't have any data to process if there isn't a lens attached to it. So fundamentally, the lens comes in the first place in photography. Without a camera body, a single lens can help you to see objects.


However, it is also true that without the camera body a lens won't capture the visual in the form of physical or digital data. So the importance of the camera body comes when it's a subject of capturing the visual not seeing.


A camera body, especially its sensor and process is the foremost important part of it. No matter how good the camera is. How great features and functionalities it offers. If the processor and sensor are not stable, the camera won't perform up to the mark for sure.

Still a good camera -that has stable processing and a good sensor- is useless if it does not have a good lens attached. As we already mentioned, a lens works as an eye for the camera body. So we require a good camera lens to take the best advantage of a stable camera body.

Because even if you have cutting edge camera performance (processing) in your camera bag, you will get crap images. If you use it with flawed lenses.


But how would you determine whether a camera has good processing or a sensor in it? Or do you know how to determine the camera lens quality like industry experts? In photography, the camera and lens understanding is the first and foremost important job.

Even if you master the camera and lens operation, without understanding the inside of the camera and lens architecture, you will never be able to utilize the fullest of them.


In RAP Education, we have started a program called Fast Track Assistance. To provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the camera and lens, so you never get puzzled about any of them ever.

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