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    Feb 2006
    Des Plaines, IL

    Cool The ultimate beginner kit?

    Are you tired of hearing: “You have a nice DSLR, but that lens on the front of your camera is complete junk.” Yeah, I hate the idea of you hearing that, too. LOL

    Well, here is a suggested Christmas lens layout that will offer you really nice options, decent images and a terrific jump on other layouts. It is perfect for that “in your face” argument you will probably have with other manufacturer’s kits, during the holiday season.

    Question: "Oh, why did you go with SONY?"

    Proper answer: "Why didn't you? Since when did your camera quit shacking at 1/30 second?"

    Anyway... the suggested kick-butt "beginner" layout would, more than likely, be these three lenses, with the third one being truly optional, but an excellent choice, regardless.

    All-in-one lens: TAMRON AF 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF)
    Routine daylight images and works well with the HVL-F42AM flash unit

    MACRO lens : TAMRON SP AF 60mm f/2 Di-II LD (IF) 1:1 MACRO
    Low-light, indoor images and true MACRO capability.

    UWA lens: TAMRON SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF)
    Wide angle, group shots and architectural imaging. Best focal range of the class.

    Remember that TAMRON lenses come with a 6-year Manufacturer warranty.

    Flash: SONY HVL-F42AM
    Basic electronic flash capability for most needs.

    Click on the links, put this kit together and try it out. It should be a very good arrangement, under most circumstances. From here, you build.

    A DSLR is a much more intensive solution to photography, than a P&S camera is, so do not expect immediate "perfect" results, as there is an inherent understanding of light concepts and camera operation that will be required to get yourself in the ballpark. These better lenses will help to make the entire evolution ... well, easier.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 11-28-2009 at 01:40 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

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