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Old 06-11-2009, 14:28   #1 (permalink)
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70-300 sony lens

can anybody help,what is the best lens,70-300 to buy for my sony a200,possibly upgrading to the a550.already have the sony(non G lens)but would like to get a bit more quality.thanks in advance.
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can anybody help,what is the best lens,70-300 to buy for my sony a200,possibly upgrading to the a550.already have the sony(non G lens)but would like to get a bit more quality.thanks in advance.
I use the Sigma 17-70 2.8 macro with my A350 and I have to say its a cracking lens; not very expensive and very good value!
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Re: 70-300 sony lens

The G lens is the obvious choice if you want to spend that much. None of the other alternatives are going to be that much of an improvement.

Another option might be a fast 70-200 and a teleconverter, though you are going to end up spending the same amount of money.

I was also looking at these lenses but ended up going with the cheap and cheerful 55-200 Sony (Tamron in disguise) since I don't use tele enough to justify the expense.
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Another option is a secondhand Minolta 70-210 F4, AKA 'the beercan'. Was and still is a very good lens. On your A200 it would become a 100 - 300 (approx) still at F4.
You can pick up a reasonable example for around 150 - 200 on fleabay.
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