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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

    Need help deciding

    I am iching to buy a new toy what should I get???
    1. Teleconverter I know I will loose auto focus and need a trypod most of the time. (not happy about that)
    2. Extention tubes
    3. IR and circular polarization filters
    Last edited by sparkie1263; 04-18-2008 at 05:20 AM.
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    God's Country - Australia
    extension tubes
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Des Plaines, IL

    Lightbulb "New" Toy idea!

    Close (up) ... but no cigar, Rooz ... LOL

    Another idea would be to get the SONY 50mm f/1.4 lens, for indoor stuff. It will open up a whole new world of lighting opportunity, since all you have is the 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 for that. Once you have a chance to shoot through it, you should notice that your images are sharper ... smoother looking, side to side ... and focus is generally ... incredible. Who couldn't live with that kind of improvement?

    If you don't want to spend the admission price for this new lens, you can opt for the very common Minolta 50mm f/1.7 from someone on ebay (<- click on this, as you might even find a Minolta 50mm f/1.4 on there). I just had my f/1.4 recently repaired ... and it is nearly as sharp as the SONY, now.

    50mm f/1.4 comparison (<- click on this link for a simple side-by-side that I did a few months ago)
    Last edited by DonSchap; 04-18-2008 at 08:45 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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    says who???

    1. Teleconverter I know I will loose auto focus and need a trypod most of the time. (not happy about that)

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