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 Post subject: Basic lens question
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:48 am 
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I'm about to purchase a Sony A65 which comes with an 18-55mm lens. I'm a very amateur photographer, mostly pics of my kid and family reunions, some landscaping. Want to take good pictures of my toddler, pictures which won't come out blurry. Question: which lens should i add to the 18-55mm, the 55-200mm or the 75-300mm? Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Basic lens question
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:00 am 
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Your best bet is to just buy the camera body only, and then combine most of the lengths with a good quality versatile lens like the Sal 18-250 or the Sigma 18-250. It will meet most if not all your needs.


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 Post subject: Re: Basic lens question
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:31 pm 
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Thanks for the advice. Any particular reason why is more expensive to buy one lens, 18-250mm, than 2 lenses (15-55mm and 75-300mm)?


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 Post subject: Re: Basic lens question
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:47 pm 
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guille wrote:
Thanks for the advice. Any particular reason why is more expensive to buy one lens, 18-250mm, than 2 lenses (15-55mm and 75-300mm)?


The Convenience and better IQ.

Here's a list of lenses and some reviews. http://kurtmunger.com/sony_lens_chartid223.html
Depending on where you are, you can get the Sigma 18-250 at B&H for $479.


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 Post subject: Re: Basic lens question
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:12 pm 
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wow! that's $200 less than the SAL 18-250mm and it'll work just fine for a Sony A-65, huh?


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 Post subject: Re: Basic lens question
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:27 pm 
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guille wrote:
wow! that's $200 less than the SAL 18-250mm and it'll work just fine for a Sony A-65, huh?


Call B&H and make sure they send you the one that is compatible. Should have a sticker on the box.
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