Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by DRAIGON, Feb 20, 2008.
Not bad IMO. Depends on what you use it for.
Well, I got some C&C on my pelicans, I want to get closer shots without having to get to close. I was wondering if this lens would give me clarity at zoomed in shots.
It has such a large zoom range - I'd say you're going to lose some quality.
I wouldn't spend the money on it
Is there an equivalent to this for the Sony A700 for better money, or a betrter lens for what I am trying to achieve.
Something like this.
Doesn't have to be a pelican. Just a general Idea..
It says Sigma on it doesn't it? That should awnser your question.
Camera body says Sony.....
that alone should have been enough when you were purchasing it..
Christmas Prez from teh SO
Getting a better camera asap. What does OTAP think the better camera is.
get teh bigma instead
Your camera is clearly the reason why you suck at picture taking.
The exif on that picture says it was taken at 150mm so the lens you are looking at is a bit overkill to get that exact picture. Personally since you are such a photo noob I would suggest not trying to take telephoto photo pictures until you get a grasp of the basics and are able to take better more basic pictures.
You should stop blaming your camera too as there are people with P&S cameras who take pretty good pics.
Edit: The Sigma 70-200mm APO f2.8 EX would be the lens that would let you reproduce that type of picture with a Sony body.
Edit 2: Instead of dropping like $1k on a piece of glass that is useful in very specific situations (when you need a lot of reach ("zoom")) I would suggest picking up something that will improve your standard walk around/everyday pictures. Not sure what glass you have already but a lot of OT'ers are using/like the Tamron P AF17-50mm F/2.8 or the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 ....both are reasonably priced and are available for the sony mount.
I have 3.5-6.3 18-200 Sony, 4.5-5.6 75-300 1.5m/4.9ft Macro Sony, 50mm 1:2.8 DG Macro Sigma.
I don't know anything about Sony glass but I would not be surprised if the 50mm is the only reliably sharp lens in that list. I am guessing the 75-300 is similar to the cheap zooms that Canon and Nikon make that take unsaturated/soft pictures. That 18-200 might be decent but I don't know anything about it...