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Looking For New Lens For My Sony Alpha  
User currently offlineEhvk From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 105 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4863 times:

Hi All,

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.

Greetings Léon

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User currently offlineTopGun3 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4782 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.

16mm Fisheye f2.8 Minolta
28-80mm f2.8 Tokina
80-200mm f2.8 Minolta
300mm f2.8 Prime Minolta

....all the other 12 lenses I have were an expensive learning experience in what not to buy.

If you have any other questions, I'll be happy to help.

I'd rather be flying.
User currently offlineTopGun3 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4781 times:

Look on Dyxum.com....they have great info on the lenses you want.

By the way...don't get a Macro lens, that is good for bugs and flowers, not for airplanes (usually very slow focus).

I'd rather be flying.
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