Ehvk From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 105 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5706 times:
I am looking for a new lens for my Sony Alpha 100, i want a Tele Zoom lens with a top of minimally 300mm, i have a budget of around the 300-350 Euros.
i saw a nice Sigma lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 APO DG Macro (ø58mm)
has anybody got experience with this lens or does anybody know any other good lenses for my camera, i would prefer to have a higher zoom range then 300mm but i don't know if thats reachable with my budget.
TopGun3 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5625 times:
glad to see another Sony/Minolta user here.
Well, problem with inexpensive lenses is that you don't get the picture quality you would desire. To tell you the truth, you will not find a very sharp and fast lens in your price range and focal length. My bread and butter lens is an old 80-200mm f2.8 internal focus lens......it produces very satisfactory results. It was a replacement for a 70-210mm F4.0 lens which was OK, but no match for the F2.8 version. I also have a 75-300mm "Beercan" from Minolta. Tried it a few times, but wasn't satisfied enough to keep using it. So, bottom line is "you get what you pay for".
These are the lenses I use in order of focusing range.