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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:02 pm 
Hi, im going to buy my first DSLR over the next month, a Sony Alpha A200 with the kit lens.Along with the kit lens i would like to have a basic telephoto lens mostly for sports( soccer games ).I've seen the sony 75-300 sal model but as gordon showed in the video review , the end of the lens rotates while zooming.I dont know how bad that is but i know i wont be able to use a lens filter. Im willing to spend around $200 on the lens .Which model will you recommend.Or if you know any reliable lens store where i could find used lens let me know.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:48 pm 
The rotating front part does make a bit harder to use polarizer filters, but it won't stop you from using them at all, and for UV filters it will make no difference.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:51 pm 
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The rotating lens does not mean you can't use filters at all, only that using filters which depend on direction will be a pain. Such filters include polarising and graduated neutral filters.

Tamron and Sigma both do a similar lens, but it looks like they both also have rotating front elements.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:03 pm 
as for the price itself and the brand you would choose? let me know


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:13 pm 
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I think all 3 are similar region in price. For which to choose, I suggest you read up the reviews.

I've only been looking higher up, at the Sony 70-300G. But that's way above your budget ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:49 pm 
Alex_Venom wrote:
The rotating front part does make a bit harder to use polarizer filters, but it won't stop you from using them at all, and for UV filters it will make no difference.


by harder you mean that i have to remove the polarizing filter every time i zoom in/out?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:03 pm 
royraiden wrote:
Alex_Venom wrote:
The rotating front part does make a bit harder to use polarizer filters, but it won't stop you from using them at all, and for UV filters it will make no difference.


by harder you mean that i have to remove the polarizing filter every time i zoom in/out?


no.. you don't have to remove it.
The problem is that a polarizing filter works by rotating the filter, so it will change the degree of effect applied. So, if the front element rotates, it will change the filter position and so the degree of effect applied. You will have to do rotate the filter in the other direction to return it to the position it was before. Once you get used, you will not even care about this "down side".. I know I don't. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:20 pm 
It's not that much harder with polarizer is it?

And for the lens - try to look at the Tamron 70-300 4-5.6 Di LD Macro.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:33 pm 
0eyvind wrote:
It's not that much harder with polarizer is it?

And for the lens - try to look at the Tamron 70-300 4-5.6 Di LD Macro.

:)


I searched on amazon for that lens and some of them say "for canon dslrs", that means there are specific lens of that model for different cameras or they fit various models?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:57 pm 
royraiden wrote:
0eyvind wrote:
It's not that much harder with polarizer is it?

And for the lens - try to look at the Tamron 70-300 4-5.6 Di LD Macro.

:)


I searched on amazon for that lens and some of them say "for canon dslrs", that means there are specific lens of that model for different cameras or they fit various models?


Third party lens manufacturers such as Tamron or Sigma make lenses for the various mounts currently available for the different DSLR manufacturers. So you must make sure you get the right mount :!:

Mark


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:18 pm 
Here is it from B&H for Minolta/Sony mount. :)


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