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  • Wide PRIME (fixed focal length) 10 through 35mm

    0 0%
  • Normal PRIME (fixed focal length) 50 through 60mm

    0 0%
  • Telephoto PRIME (fixed focal length) 70 through 200mm

    2 33.33%
  • Super PRIME (fixed focal length) 300mm+

    0 0%
  • UltraWide ZOOM (10-35mm range)

    0 0%
  • Normal ZOOM (17-50mm range)

    0 0%
  • Short Telephoto (28-105mm range)

    1 16.67%
  • Low-end Telephoto ZOOM (70-300mm f/4-5.6)

    1 16.67%
  • High-end Telephoto ZOOM (70-200mm f/2.8)

    1 16.67%
  • Super Telephoto ZOOM (70-400mm+ range)

    1 16.67%
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  1. #1
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    What is your next lens?

    Survey says...

    We have not had one of these for a while, in SONY-town. So why not?

    What is your next lens purchase?

    Sorry, if your wanted a MACRO, you are going to have to stipulate that in the thread, below ... although, MACROs are "near-sighted" PRIME lenses.

    Thank you for your participation
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-17-2011 at 07:19 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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  2. #2
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    I just bought a 55mm macro.......

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by SONYNUT View Post
    I just bought a 55mm macro.......
    Hey, I just bought two of them ... but, let's discuss your NEXT one. That's the important decision, as the other lens was a "former" decision and, now, just historical information.
    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

  4. #4
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    My next one isn't on the list - 16mm fisheye, but it's going to be a few months away as I just bought a 70-400mm the other day

  5. #5
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    The was a great move, 'Buck!' That lens can certainly deliver the goods and makes life a whole lot easier and sharper, at the long end, than anything else currently available, short of the Minolta 400mm f/5.6 G APO HS and SONY 300mm f/2.8 G SSM PRIME. A true bargain in comparison. Way to go!
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-18-2011 at 06:20 AM.
    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

  6. #6
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    Angry C'mon players ...

    Gosh, I would have thought this survey question would be a big idea in everyone's decision making. A photographer looking forward to a new optic in the pile is like ... a man, dying of thirst, getting that long sought cool glass of sparkling water.

    Here's the normally "platinum" 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM all gussied-up for a trip into the birch woods.

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    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-18-2011 at 10:07 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.

    flickr & Sdi

  7. #7
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    Geez Don I had to look twice then! thought you might've dropped it in something

    Yes it's a fantastic lens, I wanted something that was a little longer than my 70-200mm f/2.8, took this with it last night.


  8. #8
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    You have a different moon..lol
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    Last edited by SONYNUT; 05-19-2011 at 01:55 AM.

  9. #9
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    One of you guys is holding your camera wrong.
    Don, I love the lens, wish I would have a winning lottery ticket cause that would be just what I would purchase :P
    of course, after mom got a chance to scrape the loose change off the top and leave me with the crumbs. I am looking at the Minolta 28-135mm as my next purchase, but the desire would be the 70-300G. I picked the High End Zoom only because I think it is closer to the High End than the "Low End" telephoto. still collecting pennies though :P
    Joe Holmes
    Sony α550
    Sony HVL-F42AM Flash
    Sony DT18-55 F3.5-5.6 (Kit Lens)
    Minolta Maxxum 50 1:1.7(22) Prime
    Minolta 35-70 F4 (Mini Beercan)
    Minolta 70-210 F4 (Beercan)
    Minolta 28-135 F4-4.5 (This beast is pretty heavy)
    Minolta Maxxum 100-200 F4.5
    Quantaray D28-90 1:3.5-5.6 Ver 5
    Tamron DiII 55-200 1:4.5-6

  10. #10
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    I just got the 16-80mm Carl Zeis and I am very happy with it. The next one will be the 70-400mm G SSM

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