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  • SAL-1635Z Carl Zeiss® 16-35mm f/2.8

    0 0%
  • SAL-24105 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 $469.99

    2 50.00%
  • SAL-2470Z 24-70mm f/2.8 $1749.99

    1 25.00%
  • SAL-70200G 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM $1799.99

    0 0%
  • SAL-70300G 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 $799.99

    0 0%
  • SAL-70400G 70-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM $1499.99

    0 0%
  • SAL-75300 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 $229.99

    1 25.00%
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  1. #1
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    SONY lens survey (FF & APS-C digital cameras)

    This is a repeat of a survey that considered Full Frame sensor lenses, but these lenses can also be used quite nicely on APS-C sensors.

    Some lenses have been recently added, in September, to be available for the general public in January.

    If you have purchased a SONY α200, α300, α350 or α700, then you may be wondering what SONY lenses are out there for your camera.

    With your help, this survey will help gage how the trend is going among the current forum members.

    Please check off the lenses you currently have or are planning to purchase in January, for your camera system, if they are listed.

    See the other survey, also for the remaining zoom lens listing.
    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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  2. #2
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    What would I like to add?

    24-70
    and 70-300 and/or 70-400

    That would be the most expensive ones! doh!
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  3. #3
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    I got a 75-300 with my A300 for basically nothing. For now it's a fun lens to have for some mondo zoom. I think the image quality is even a little better than the kit lens, but about a week in and I'm already really looking forward to finding some new glass.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by laydros View Post
    I got a 75-300 with my A300 for basically nothing. For now it's a fun lens to have for some mondo zoom. I think the image quality is even a little better than the kit lens, but about a week in and I'm already really looking forward to finding some new glass.
    I got it with my a300 for nothing too and sold it because the quality is about as good as the kit lens (not very great). I got the Tamron 70-300mm as a replacement
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

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    As in the Tamron that runs for a good bit cheaper? I'm seeing the Tamron on amazon for $130. That one or a more expensive one?

    If it's that one I don't see any reason not to sell the Sony (assuming I could even get 60-75% of the $230 list) and buying the Tamron.

  6. #6
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    It's the Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2

    Make sure it's the newer "Di" digital version. It's about ~$130-$150ish.

    It's significantly better than the Sony 75-300mm and it's a good deal cheaper as you pointed out. Many of us here have this Tamron lens and love it. For many of us, it was a second lens (after the kit!).
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  7. #7
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    From your list, I have the 24-70. I am looking at the 70-200, 16-35, and either the 70-300 or 70-400, but not sure about the system enough to invest in more lenses at this time.

    Nikon: D300, D700, Nikkor: 24-70, 70-200, 70-300/VR, 24/2.8, 35/2, 50/1.4G, 60/2.8G, 180/2.8,
    Sigma: 10-20, 50-150/2.8, 50/2.8, Tamron: 17-50/2.8, 28-75/2.8, Tokina: 12-24, Zeiss: 25/2.8
    Olympus: E-520, E-3, 7-14, 9-18, 11-22, 12-60, 14-35/2, 14-54, 35-100/2, 50-200, 25/2.8, 35/3.5, 50/2
    Panasonic: G1, Leica: 14-50, 14-150, 25/1.4
    Sony: A700, A900, 24-85, 35-70, 70-210/4, 20/2.8, 24/2.8, 50/2.8, T 90 macro, Zeiss: 24-70/2.8, 135/1.8
    P&S: Canon S90, Panasonic: LX3


  8. #8
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    Canon and Nikon are definitely looking over their shoulder, as SONY continues to nibble away at their marketshare. Admittedly, it's a big field ... but big enough for this economy? We can only hope ... things are looking grim on Wall Street.

    Another question: How much glass is too much?

    I guess when I can finally reach in my bag and find a adequate "solution", everytime! Then, I will cry "uncle." LOL
    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.

    flickr® & Sdi

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    And we know Don, That's one big bag
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  10. #10
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    That's a sea bag! I didn't mean I'd be crying, "Uncle Sam!" You must have me confused with the Democrats.
    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.

    flickr® & Sdi

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