Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
Personally, if I were starting out all over again, and I wasn't trying to be crazy about what I spent and still wanted "top drawer" imagery ... I would buy the following, without hesitation:

1. SONY A700 ($999 @ SONY Style, on line)
2. SONY CZ 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ($699)
3. TAMRON SP AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD MACRO ($699)
4. SONY HVL-F58AM Electronic Flash ($449)

I would then pick up a TAMRON SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di-II LD Ultra Wide-Angle lens ($499) to get the wide stuff ... and then for the Super-telephoto, the TAMRON SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD lens ($799) to finish it up.

There just will be little need to ever upgrade this kit, unless you need superior imaging (inspected by pros). Until you have the first four items in this list, don't even worry about anything else. LOL You have work to do .. and just get them.

Bottom line, here: I am just trying to save you some valuable time, if you have the cash for it. This would be a one stop shop for your SONY pack out.
What about for low light and shallow depth of field? Primes or fast zooms?

Seems like you can pick up the Tammy f/2.8 17-50 or the 28-75 for the same price as a couple of primes to cover the same range. But do the primes provide better image quality?