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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:27 am 
Hi all,

I think i've outgrown the standard 18-70 that came with my a200 now and i want to get something with a bit more zoom.

I have seen the sigma 70-300mm lens for a good price and have seen a couple of good reviews.

I dont have a lot of money so who can recommend me a good lens?

I didnt realise how expensive this photgraphy lark was going to get!!!!!

Woza.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:02 am 
If cost is a concern, you could try getting an old Minolta lens at ebay to tie you over. I have the Minolta 100-200mm f4.5 and it works very very well, is in really good condition (like new almost) and cost about 80USD, so not bad at all! Just make sure to do your research beforehand, ebay can be a shady place.

As for expense, you have no idea :D!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:44 am 
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The Sigma 70-300 is one of the cheapest ways to get to 300. Do check and go for the APO version if you do as it has better image quality, although costs a little more. Alternatively the Tamron 70-300 is about the same too.

Do note these are cheap lenses! They can go for far more than this...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:39 pm 
Sigma lenses (especially the 70-300mm) have a tendancy to have their AF gears stripped by Sony cameras. They AF motor is just a bit too fast for some. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:45 am 
I have a minolta 70-210 f4 "beercan" which is a great lens. It's really sharp, has great build quality, has a fixed f4 aperature.

You can get one on ebay usually for about $150.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:36 pm 
i have the 75-300mm sony lense and it is fantastic ,,gives great defocused effect around the subject ,,and the images are truely beautiful and sharp ,,cost me around 180 uk sterling ,,but has so far been my favourite lense ,,if you want something that can take close up from 6ft +,probably the best thing i ever bought for my setup ,,just an input :)


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 Post subject: All Rround good Lens
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:58 pm 
A good All around good Glass lens is the Sony 16-105mm take a look

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sostand/


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:30 am 
woza wrote:
Hi all,
I have seen the sigma 70-300mm lens for a good price and have seen a couple of good reviews.
Woza.


This Sigma lens strips gear on Sony cameras. Try Tamron 70-300mm instead.


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