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 Post subject: WHICH lens??
PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 4:48 pm 
hi guys,i m a beginner dslr user and just bought my first dslr about 3 weeks ago,i have to admit i love it!i have got 18-55 mm lens on it and it s not very good for macros and some long distance shots,i m not looking something advancved but something better than what i got!so i decided to get another one,there are lots of second hand clean lenses on ebay,i will list some of them and would like you to recommend me one of them please!thnk you very much already!

-Minolta AF28-80mm camera lens for sony alfa DSLR

-Minolta af 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 lens for Sony dslr

-Tamron 80-210 mm lens fit Sony Minolta camera (70£)

-SIGMA 70-210mm Macro APO lens fit Sony Minolta camera

-MINOLTA AF 80-200mm ZOOM Xi FOR SONY (70£)

-MINOLTA 35-70MM AF F3.5 - F4.5 SONY FIT DSLR LENS (35£)

-500mm Lens For Sony Alpha DSLR (80£)

-Sony 75-300mm lens fit sony minolta alpha camera (160£)

-SONY DT 55-200MM F/4-5.6 SAM SAL II Telephoto Lens (95£)

-Sony Minolta camera fit 28-80 AF macro lens

-Minolta 70-210 AF F4 beercan lens for sony camera (160£)

-SONY DT 55-200mm SAM Telephoto LENS (100£)

-Vivitar 100-300mm AF lens fit Sony Minolta camera (80£)

-Minolta 70-210 f3.5 -4.5 lens for sony (120£)

-Minolta 70-210 AF f4 beercan lens for all sony (130£)

-TAMRON AF 28-200mm LENS for all SONY DSLR (90£)

-Tamron AF 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 XR DI II Lens -Sony/Minolta (150£)

-Minolta AF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6(D) ZOOM LENS SONY fit (100£)


i m sorry if i wrote some of them twice,between all these choices i just dont know which one to go so i would really appreciate if someone gave me CLEAR IDEA,THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!btw the ones with the price next to them are buy it now prices,the ones without prices are on auction!


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 5:59 pm 
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That certainly is a long and messy list... :)

These are the ones I'd 'recommend' from the list above:

-Sony 75-300mm lens fit sony minolta alpha camera (160£)

-SONY DT 55-200MM F/4-5.6 SAM SAL II Telephoto Lens (95£)

-Minolta 70-210 AF f4 beercan lens for all sony (130£)

I've read many people are crazy about their beercans. Wouldn't buy one myself, but if you don't mind having a used lens, that'd be the best option. 55-200mm is pretty decent too. If you're on a budget, and you want some more reach, go for the 75-300mm.

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Id agree with Bjorn, and Bjorn, could you tell me what beercan stands for?

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 9:11 pm 
Im pretty sure its just called the beercan because it looks like a beercan.

But I couldnt argue otherwise on the lenses. Ive used the 75-300mm and its a decent lens, even on full frame.


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:02 pm 
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Yep, the beercan looks like a beercan, that's all there is to it. Doesn't typically come in a sixpack though...

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 9:39 am 
thx very much for the replies guys,and hey jeremy,me again after i said i wouldnt buy another lens for a while but i couldnt resist it:):)i havent got much budget at the moment to be honest,so have to go with something in my price range!i was thinking maybe one of these:(unless you have another recommendation)

Tamron 55-200mm f4-5.6 Di II LD Macro Lens - Sony/Minolta Fit

SIGMA 70-210mm f/4-5.6 AF zoom lens Minolta Sony fit

SIGMA AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 Telephoto Zoom Minolta Sony

Sigma AF zoom lens 28 - 200mm 4-5.6

they r all in my price range at the moment!any answer is appreciated!

btw Bjorn i loved your flickr page,very very beautiful shots,hope i can take sum decent pictures too someday!


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 9:42 am 
I dont understand, I thought Bjorn's post were the lenses recommended?


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 9:59 am 
of course they were,i just posted some more thats all lol,and some of the ones i posted earlier are "apperantly"out of my price range(Wife Rules:P),therefore some of the ones bjorn recommended are out of my price range too,so thought i should just renew my post!


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buying a new lens is always difficult, specially if you are on a budget. Recently I was given (you can't go cheaper than that) a Minolta AF Zoom 28-85 / 3.5-4.5. And all I can say is, I was really surprised by the quality of it.
Focussing speed on my A200 is comparable with the sony 28/2.8, but it's noisy. There's also a dedicated switch on the lens for macro mode. And although you must manual focus, it works very well.
So maybe it's a lens to consider.
It doesn't give you much tele-photo reach but it's for you to decide if you need it.


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btw Bjorn i loved your flickr page,very very beautiful shots,hope i can take sum decent pictures too someday!

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 3:52 pm 
i just found a second hand lens again,very clean, "Sigma AF zoom lens 28 - 200mm 4-5.6" 70 £?what do u think guys?price seemed pretty good to me,but dont have much idea about the lens


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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 9:15 pm 
sorry to bother you all again guys but thisone is urgent cus if it s a ood one i gotta buy it as soon as possible!

Sigma AF zoom lens 28 - 200mm 4-5.6 Minolta mount

the guy said it fill fit my sony and he will give it for 65£....what do u think guys?and urgent answer is appreciated


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I wouldn't get a superzoom, especially not one that only starts at 28mm. But I guess if your wife won't allow for anything more expensive, I guess you could go for it...

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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 6:25 am 
I think the most useful lens to complement your current setup is the Sony 55-200mm. I wouldn't bother with the Tamron 28-200mm as the image quality isn't going to be as good as the 55-200mm.


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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 5:04 pm 
what about tamron or sigma 55-200 lenses?are there any quality difference between them n sony?


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