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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:38 am 
At the moment i have a Sony a350 with 18-70 mm lens package and i am interested in 2 lenses, the DT55-200mm and 75-300mm. What one should i go for? I am not an expert shooter, I just started shooting with DSLR camera, which lens do u recommand that can work for me more effectivley with the one I have already (18-70) . I mean which combination of 18-70 mm lens with those two lens can cover more for me as a biginner.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:10 pm 
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Then to your question:
If you want as large covering as possible (As you mentioned), then 75-300 is clearly the best choice. Because then with the two lenses, you will be covered from 18mm all the way till 300mm. (Excepct the 5mm between 70 and 75, but it's so short that you wont feel it)

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Personally I'd lean towards the 75-300 as it compliments the kit 18-70 nicely. In comparison, the 55-200 overlaps somewhat and doesn't give you as much range.

As a further thought, maybe also consider the Tamron 55-200. It is very cheap with optical quality exceeding price expectations.

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Welcome pilot747 to the Camera Labs forum! Great to have you on board.

I'd say the 75-300mm. Though the quality of the 55-200mm might be a little better, the range isn't as practical and you'll find it being to short very often (had similar experiences with my 70-200mm f/2.8).

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:20 am 
I've read somewhere that sony's 55-200mm is actually a re-badged tamron 55-200 which explains why they are both almost identical.
If you bought it in a kit then its worth it but since you already did the tamron is cheaper.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:27 pm 
The Sony 55-200 is the same Tamron 55-200 but better AF, MC and a 55mm filter.

I think the Sony 55-200 is better, lighter, smaller than Sony 75-300. The optical quality is better with least CA and better AF performance.
The build is better in the 75-300 and it is a FF lens, but the new Sonu 70-300 SSM G is better.

I think the 55-200 is the best partner of the kit 18-70.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:04 pm 
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alexramos wrote:
The build is better in the 75-300 and it is a FF lens, but the new Sonu 70-300 SSM G is better.

Just wondered: who would ever use the 75-300mm on the A900?

Since the 55-200mm is just a Tamron-lens with a Sony-logo on it, for budget-reasons I'd consider that against the 75-300mm... I'd still get that last one though.

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Have you seen and read Gordon's review of the 75-300mm already?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:32 pm 
Sony 55-200mm:
-bigger filter (55mm)
-Faster AF
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:02 am 
i'm buying a Sony A-65 with a 18-55mm kit. which lens would help me get better, clear pictures of a 2 yr old toddler who can't stop moving? a 55-200 or a 75-300?


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Of those two, I'd recommend the 55-200. I used to have that lens myself (I sold it to a good friend of mine who previously used the 75-300) and I liked it.

Then again, considering the pixel density of the A65/A77 I'd suggest saving your money and get the 70-300G SSM instead :). It's an investment that you'll enjoy using.

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