Considering a Sony SLR...
I'm thinking about buying an SLR camera, I have had a lot of Sony compact cams, so it would be natural to get a Sony SLR, but which to buy ?
1. I can read from Jeffs reviews, that the lenses included in the packages are not so good, but I believe the dual-lense package is good value for money, what can I do ?
2. As said, I've been looking at the Sony A200 package with Sony DT-objektives, 18-70 mm and 75-300 mm the latter lense with F4,5 - 5,6. Will I be disappointed with the last lense at night ?
3. Any problems on compability with the Sony mounts (is this a narrow range) ?
4. Any suggestions on something else to look at, in the same pricerange ?
I suggest not rushing this ...
Well, Carsten, it would appear that SONY is preparing to release a brand new intro-range DSLR ... the α330. You might want to wait just a little bit longer and look at what it has to offer, before committing to another model. It apparently has a couple of optional lens kits that are quite new, also (a 18-55 and a 55-200 lens).
Originally Posted by calun
I do believe the α200 may be discontinued shortly, so there is that little complication.
Since you may have some time ... waiting on the A330
Carsten, not to be boorish ... but, you need to take a few moments to look over the remainder of this very in-depth study of SONY DSLR photography.
In these threads, you will find out more honest and anecdotal information concerning TAMRON lenses than you can probably get from many other places. You really do not have to ask ... just READ a bit.
Start with the first thread in the SONY DSLR Forum, which is a "sticky" (<- click this link) ... and the move through where ever you see a posting on lenses or camera stuff.
Like this one -> New SONY users,
or the "KIT lens",
and this one "Prepping for the A900"
and maybe this one, too. Simple Image Quality comparison
We have a lot of really interested members ... and I believe you can learn a lot from the recent past and their postings. Not only will this be faster and at your leisure ... but a heck of lot more information than just trying to ask various questions, hoping they will answer ... because, as luck would have it, most of them already have! :D This is a very common subject on these pages.
Once you have some of this information (call it homework) under your belt ... you can feel better about asking more direct and informed questions, without all the fluff and filler that usually accompanies it (you will see as you read some of the diatribe, here). If you need a quick reference for an impending purchase, then, of course, ask away ... but, if you have some time ... you will be better off with this very handy and recent research.
Welcome, Carsten ... you should be swimming in good stuff, after this read ... and please share what you get.
Fellows members, please recommend any other lens threads that may be salient to the discussion. Thanks. :)