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 Post subject: New member!!! Hi all.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:47 am 
Hi everyone.

Just thought I'd introduce myself. I'm new here and relatively new to photography (well DSLR photography... I did win my first photography competition when I was 7 years old haha). My names is Dan and hope to get to meet like minded people on here who are also interested in photography and can share pictures with each other.

Anyway I'm just wondering what advice you would give me for purchasing my next lens. I already have the kit lens for the a200 and would really like a zoom lens and macro lens for nature shots? Is there anything you would recommend? I have a relatively low budget and will probably end up getting something on ebay. I've got some great shots that I've already taken with my kit lens that I'll share tomorrow.

Thanks again,

Dan


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:16 am 
A very warm welcome to CameraLabs, Dan.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:29 am 
Hello Dan, and welcome.

If you're after a cheap zoom lens, you can't go wrong with the Tamron 55-200mm. This lens might feel cheap, but the optics are superb. You can get these for under £100 new.


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Welcome Dan! :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:56 pm 
Great, thansk for the advice. I was thinking of getting the 300mm Tamron, with built in Macro. Would that be a good choice?


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Welcome Dan to the Camera Labs forum!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:53 am 
welcome dan! :D cheers new sony member!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:28 pm 
Consider getting the minolta 70-210 "beercan" on ebay. They are very well build, and have great optics for the money. It can also take decent macros, nothing like a real macro lens but not bad.


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