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    Feb 2006
    Des Plaines, IL

    Lightbulb 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?

    My suggestion:

    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.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    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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