Catching the bird watching bug is one thing, adding a camera to the mix is a whole other rabbit hole in itself. If you have been bitten by the photography bug, you are likely familiar with the plethora of decisions you can make regarding the equipment.
When it comes to buying a quality DLSR camera, a ton of research is obviously required and eventually performed by the prospective buyer. While the fun truly does begin when the camera is removed from the box and attached to any lens, most budding photographers often begin looking for other items to enhance their newfound obsession.
While accessories such as tripods, bags, and cases are popular items many like to cross off the list early on, the next in line for upgrades is often the lens. As a rookie photographer, browsing through product listings online and all of the technical specifications that come with them can be quite overwhelming.