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sparkie1263
04-17-2008, 06:38 PM
I am iching to buy a new toy what should I get???
1. Teleconverter I know I will loose auto focus and need a trypod most of the time. (not happy about that)
2. Extention tubes
3. IR and circular polarization filters

Rooz
04-18-2008, 05:04 AM
extension tubes

DonSchap
04-18-2008, 06:19 AM
Close (up) ... but no cigar, Rooz ... LOL :D :D

Another idea would be to get the SONY 50mm f/1.4 lens, for indoor stuff. It will open up a whole new world of lighting opportunity, since all you have is the 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 for that. Once you have a chance to shoot through it, you should notice that your images are sharper ... smoother looking, side to side ... and focus is generally ... incredible. Who couldn't live with that kind of improvement?

If you don't want to spend the admission price for this new lens, you can opt for the very common Minolta 50mm f/1.7 from someone on ebay (http://cgi.ebay.com/Minolta-Maxxum-XX-Sony-Alpha-PRIME-50mm-F-1-4-1-4-MINT_W0QQitemZ120245096570QQihZ002QQcategoryZ3342Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) (<- click on this, as you might even find a Minolta 50mm f/1.4 on there). I just had my f/1.4 recently repaired ... and it is nearly as sharp as the SONY, now.

50mm f/1.4 comparison (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35271) (<- click on this link for a simple side-by-side that I did a few months ago)

SONYNUT
04-18-2008, 09:23 AM
says who???


1. Teleconverter I know I will loose auto focus and need a trypod most of the time. (not happy about that)