A whole new bag suggestion
Let's say you opted for the SONY A100 (10.2 MP) with its body-level sensor stabilization "Super SteadyShot" over the Canon 30D (8.2 MP), a Nikon D80 (10.2 MP) and even the Olympus E-volt 500 4/3 DSLR.
What lenses would you slap on the front of this camera to make it a quality bag?
UWA (optional): SONY DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 ($600)
WA-prime (optional): SONY DT 28mm f/2.8 ($249) w/ 0.45x UWA Add-on lens: Phoenix 0.45x lens ($69)
Normal: TAmROn SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR DiII LD Aspherical (IF) (SONY/Minolta-mount) ($449)
Prime (optional): SONY DT 50mm f/1.4 ($319)
Telephoto: Tokina 80-200mm f/2.8 ATX (SONY/Minolta-mount) ($649)
Even if you only got the TAmROn 17-50 f/2.8 and the Tokina 80-200 f/2.8, this would be quite the system with Image Stability thrown in for free. The total cost for the Camera, and the two lenses... $1900!
The Canon EOS 30D equivalent system (30D, 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM, & 70-200 f/2.8 IS USM) would be $3700... almost double!!
Consider SONY... it's money in the bank... or... a few more lenses.
Even if you thought you hadn't made up your mind about which system has the "bang for the buck", you should have now.
Last edited by DonSchap; 10-23-2006 at 12:31 AM.
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