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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:05 am 
Hi,
I am new in this forum and also new in photography.

I recently purchased a SonyA350+Sigma APO DG 70-300 mm as the seller convinced me, and I am quite happy with them, but I dont have a wide angle !!

Now I cant make decision on wide angle, either be :

- Sony DT 11-18 mm
- Sony DT 16-80 mm

Or shall I just sell my Sigma 70-300mm, then replace it with

-Sony DT 18-250mm

Can anyone give advise?

Thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:47 am 
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Hi DonnyErfan,

May I offer you a warm welcome to the CameraLabs forum.

As you can see, I've moved your thread out of the Lens Gallery. Each section has a brief descriptive text giving guidance on thread content and usually has a fuller introductory "Sticky" thread.

Now over to the Sony experts... 8)

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Thanks Bob.. ;-)


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The 16-80 is a really nice general use zoom lens. The 11-18 is more specific in its usage, as it is ultra-wide angle. So it depends on how wide you need to go and your priorities there.

The 18-250 can be handy if you want one lens to try and do everything.

Personally I'd suggest using the 16-80 in addition to the 70-300. From there you can later decide if you need to go wider still.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:47 am 
Thanks Popo :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:51 am 
I agree, 18-250mm is convenient but image quality is not very good.

I think 16-80mm will serve you well, it has very versatile zoom range. You might find yourself using this focal length 80% of the time.

Unless you plan on shooting sports or wildlife, you might even don't need the 70-300mm.


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I would suggest you to get the Sony DT 16-80Z lens. It's a very good general purpose lens with pretty good output.

From reviews I read, the output of 18-250mm lens isn't that great, although it covers pretty wide range.

Like others, I would suggest you to keep the Sigma 70-300mm too.

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Although I´m a Nikon-shooter, I´d say that the Sony 11-18 isn´t very good - the Sigma 10-20 has better IQ and is cheaper than the Sony, however, the 16-80 is a lens that has recieved quite good reviews, so go for it!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:27 pm 
I can't say anything about Sigma APO DG 70-300 mm but the image quality of Tamron 18-250mm is better than that of Sony 70-300mm, especially at the longest range. Notably, Tamron handles CA much better. So I would highly recommend buying this lens for both wide angle and telefoto usage.


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