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dslr zoom lens

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Ish, 22 Sep 2009.

  1. Ish

    Wise Guy

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    Last edited: 22 Sep 2009
  2. olv

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  3. ScarySquirrel

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  4. olv

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    It'll be full frame.
     
  5. BUFF

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    certainly don't pay £220 for it as it should be available ~£60 cheaper.
    I would tend to recommend the Tamron 70-300 LD Di over it which you can get for ~£130.
     
  6. Pug

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    i bought the equivalent Minolta used off the bay for about £60. make sure its a Minolta 75-300 AF lens and you'll be fine! Just checked now, and there are at least 4 on there, ranging from £30 auction, to £100 buy it now - its the silver and black one, but i wouldnt know how it compares tto the Sony one (cant be much difference, as Sony rebadged a lot of Minolta stuff when they took it over).
     
    Last edited: 22 Sep 2009
  7. RussD

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    It is NOT FF (full frame) it's a crop factor of 1.5 your 70-300 becomes a 105-450mm. The Tamron is a Better lens. I use mine on my a700 quite a lot.
    As for distance, you just have to experiment to see what you like.
    Obviously if you too far away you won't get a full face. I use mine quite a lot for people in the street and close up. Experimentation is the word.
     
  8. ScarySquirrel

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    We know! We are talking about the tool that olv posted.