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Which one is better when it comes to overall performance?
Sony DT 16-105mm f3.5-5.6 63%  63%  [ 5 ]
Sony DT 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 38%  38%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:49 pm 
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Yes. The 70-300 will stand out extremely obviously and you won't have anonymity unless you are quite far away and relying only on telephoto to get the shots. The 18-250mm would lend itself MUCH more for candid or anonymous photography as the lens when compacted is scarcely bigger than a kit lens, yet capable of zooming all the way to 250mm. It is more noticeable when zoomed, but you won't need to zoom it when working more closely. Combined with the tilting LCD and live view capabilities of some of the Sony cameras, they are wonderful street/candid cameras.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:39 am 
a zoom lens with a big camera is always intimidating. that's why I'm looking forward for the 35mm prime for street. (honestly,I would like a smaller camera as well for street,since the AF & IQ are the same)
the 18-250 can't be a good choice if you want good quality,the 16-105mm is OK,but not amazing. I would pick the Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 honestly. You will never find a consumer zoom sharper than that & with F/2.8. And the cost is very decent.

p.s. I doubt anyone can use the tilting LCD for street...it's likely you won't see anything,because of the sunlight beaming on the LCD & you also can't capture a good moment & composition fast enough. (one will lose precious seconds playing with the LCD).


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You'd be surprised - the LCD remains perfectly visible in sunlight from nearly any angle, as long as the ball of the sun is not directly reflecting in the screen. The Sony LCD has a gain-up Sunny mode which seriously brightens it and makes it extremely visible. Sun is something we have in abundance in Florida, and I have no problem seeing the LCD to compose and shoot. And of course, no loss of focus, shot-to-shot, or cycle speed in live view means no slowdown in workflow or shooting rhythm. A very natural stance for shooting with the tilt LCD is to use it medium-format style, shooting waist level with the screen tilted up.

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Sony A6000 / 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 / 55-210mm F4-6.3 / 10-18mm F4 / 35mm F1.8 / 16mm F2.8 / via manual adapter, lots of Pentax K mount, Konica K/AR mount, and Leica M mount manual lenses

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:46 pm 
I already have the 50mm f1.8 as my prime lens, but out of curiosity is the tamron 17-50mm f2.8 available for the alpha mount?


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