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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    For a little extra reach... consider looking at the[/COLOR] Tokina AT-X 840 80-400mm f4-5.6. This lens really is an all-in-one solution to outdoor telephoto, if you can get one. It weighs and costs quite a bit more than the 70-300mm, but returns an excellent shot... and if you are running around like you say, coupled with the SONY's built-in Super-SteadyShot (Image Stability)... you would be good to go and not need much more in lenses.

    Good Luck and I hope you at least take a look at the glass I have suggested. I really do not feel you will be disappointed.
    Well, I finally was able to get a hold of an older Tokina AT-X 840 80-400mm f/4-5.6 (not the II-model, Tokina will not make it for the SONY-mount *there is something just weird about that* ) for my own lens bag. This lightweight has some reach on it (effectively a 120-600mm zoom).

    Anyway, it is on the way from Japan and I fully intend to see if it is up to par with other lenses in that class. I don't expect it to be as razor-sharp as the TAMRON 200-500mm f/6.9, but it should be on par with the TAMRON 70-300 f/4-5.6 LD.

    Should be here by week's end, I hope.

    With all the new camera's available ... perhaps we need to revisit the WHOLE NEW BAG idea?


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    Let's see ... best camera ... in the bag ... hmmm, yeah ... SONY A700.

    Lenses to have ...

    Utility/Walkaround lens -> TAMRON AF 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 XR DiII LD Aspherical (IF)

    Wide-Angle Zoom -> SIGMA AF 10-20mm f/4-5.6 (D) EX DC

    Short zoom -> TAMRON SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR DiII LD Aspherical (IF)

    Long zoom -> SONY 70-200 f/2.8 G (why fight the best?)

    Super zoom -> TAMRON SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD (IF)


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    Last edited by DonSchap; 10-14-2007 at 07:06 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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