A future owner of a Sony DSLR
i have not been on this forum for over 10 months now, been out of the game since. the last equipment i had was all canon and had to sell due to the same issues almost everyone else is having with the economy, but now the family and i are back on track and now im planning on getting back into the DSLR world. after doing some research im just feeling the sony DSLR's. now currently what i have added to my wishlist is the Sony A500 with the vertical battery grip, now for my first lens its going to be one of the 70-200mm 2.8 lenses. my question is, is it worth the 1k more to get the sony? comparing to the sigma version. currently im saving and planning on my purchase in several months. i know im sure most of you will say, pickup the sony G but i would rather save the 1k if its not worth it to go more for the sony.
Why not some real outdoor reach?
Since you aren't avoiding a couple of bucks for better glass, you just might consider the SONY 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM lens, which really gives you the "reach" for outdoor sports, without having to swap lenses at all.
Just a thought ...
If cost is an issue ... Tokina's 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 is just slightly darker at the short end, but $1000 less to use. For alot less than the cost of either SONY suggestion ... you could have both the SIGMA APO 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG MACRO HSM and the Tokina AT-X 840 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 (Model I)
Third-party is a solution to struggle with.