Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Lenses For Sony A Mount  
User currently offlineSpeedbird19 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 449 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4082 times:

I recently invested in the Sony A200k, absolutely love it, so easy to use Big grin I'm only using the standard kit lens (DT 18-20mm F3.5-5.6). I'm looking to get another lens with a bit more zoom, just wondering if anyone has any reccommendations? Thanks! Big grin


Planeprincess
4 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineHernan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4069 times:

I have had mine for two months and love it, I bought the Phoenix 28-210 from B.H. and it is nice and sharp. 169 dls and it took three days to arrive, you can go directly or through Amazon. The 28-210 gives you a 310mm equivalent zoom, and you do not have to keep changing your lenses, see my aircraft photos in the "2009 most recent aircrafts featuring 28j Kay Larkin airport" at www.pbase.com/heez10/ to see pictures taken with the A200 I have had since Jan 24th.

User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1745 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4064 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

You have a few options.

1. First-Gen Minolta AF Lenses. these are all very good and can be had fairly inexpensively. Minolta 70-210 f/4 is the staple. Good image quality, OK AF. Its bigger brother is the Minolta 75-300. It looks just like the 70-210 f/4 except the zoom extends. There is also the smaller 100-200 f/4.5, only problem with that is minimum focusing distance. they all have about hte same kind of performance. You could probably find them for 150 GBP or less.

2. Sony lenses. The Sony 55-200 is a kit lens type telephoto but the optical performance is actually fairly decent. It won't win any beauty prizes though. The 75-300 is a skip, IMO. Then you start getting into the more expensive territory, things like the 70-300G and 70-400G. These are excellent lenses with SSM (ultrasonic) motors.

3. Later Minolta lenses. 100-300 APO, 100-400 APO only available second hand but are a good compromise as they are priced inbetween the 70-300G and the old beercan but give image quality somewhere inbetween.

4. third party. I'd suggest avoiding the tamron/sigma 70-300s and look at something more like the Tamron/Sigma 70-200 f/2.8s> These will cost as much as the 70-300G but they trade range for a faster aperture. There's also options like the Sigma 50-500 or tamron 200-500 but again that starts getting up there in price.

I suggest going to dyxum.com and reading lens reviews and looking at sample images. Good luck!



From the Mind of Minolta
User currently offlineSpeedbird19 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 449 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4062 times:

I was looking at getting the SAL75300, but also looking at Sigma and Tamron lenses. Overall, can't complain about the Camera itself, much better than my Nikon Coolpix Big grin I'm tempted to stick to the Sony lens though.

Quoting Hernan (Reply 1):
"2009 most recent aircrafts featuring 28j Kay Larkin airport" at www.pbase.com/heez10/ to see pictures taken with the A200 I have had since Jan 24th.

I've a few on my aviation and one on JP.net.
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6507953
http://myaviation.net/search/search.php?uid=24152



Planeprincess
User currently offlineTopGun3 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3969 times:

Just got the 70-400mm G SSM lens.....this thing is pin sharp all the way to 400mm.

I would "almost" trade this lens for my Minolta 300mm F2.8 prime.

I got bunch of pictures ready to upload taken in last few days with this lens....definitely opened up my options as far as spotting goes.

MK



I'd rather be flying.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Lenses For D40x posted Mon Aug 25 2008 08:15:40 by FastEddie07
Returning Canon Lenses For Repair posted Fri Oct 14 2005 05:54:28 by Wagz
Lenses For 350: True Benefit Of USM? posted Mon Sep 26 2005 05:36:24 by SATX
Chipping Sigma Lenses For Canon DSLR's? posted Wed Aug 3 2005 23:55:51 by LGW
Lenses For PowerShot G1 posted Wed Feb 16 2005 16:07:36 by Elcableguy77
Best Settings For Sony F828 @ SXM posted Fri Apr 16 2004 23:51:40 by Hannigan
Need Help With Canon Lenses For 300D posted Fri Jan 2 2004 10:29:29 by Spotterboy
Advice Needed On Wide Angle Lenses For Canon Dslr posted Mon Sep 29 2003 18:21:17 by FL350
Lenses For A Canon DSLR... posted Sat May 3 2003 10:50:37 by Paulinbna
Lenses For A D-10 posted Sun Apr 6 2003 04:05:04 by Paulinbna
Chipping Sigma Lenses For Canon DSLR's? posted Wed Aug 3 2005 23:55:51 by LGW
Lenses For PowerShot G1 posted Wed Feb 16 2005 16:07:36 by Elcableguy77
Best Settings For Sony F828 @ SXM posted Fri Apr 16 2004 23:51:40 by Hannigan