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    Default General purpose lens for travelling for Sony A100

    Hi,

    Can any master advice on which Sigma len is suitable for Sony A100 for travelling (taking scenery, some flower closeup)?


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    tell me, blurblur,

    why not SONY lens ?

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    Default Re: General purpose lens for travelling for Sony A100

    Too ex. heeeeee

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    Default Re: General purpose lens for travelling for Sony A100

    Kit lens...

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    Default Re: General purpose lens for travelling for Sony A100

    Depend on what you like to shoot, how wide, macro and tele, portrait etc during travel. The most general all in 1 lens are Sigma/sony/Tamron 18-200mm or Tamron 18-250mm, or kit lens and Sigma 17-70mm.

    I personally use combination of Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 and Minolta 28-135mm f/4-4.5 during travel.

    Btw, you can get an extension tube to add macro capability to the lens.
    Last edited by zcf; 13th March 2007 at 08:48 PM.

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    Default Re: General purpose lens for travelling for Sony A100

    Quote Originally Posted by blurblur View Post
    Hi,

    Can any master advice on which Sigma len is suitable for Sony A100 for travelling (taking scenery, some flower closeup)?


    Thanks
    your focal requirement needs seem quite vast.

    for wide natural sceneries,
    at CF 1.5, you can go for the
    10-16mm : ultra wide angle (109-83 degrees)
    16-35mm : wide angle (83-44 degrees)

    for flowers,
    at CF 1.5, you can go for the
    50-80mm : standard tele (32-20 degrees)
    80-120mm : short telephoto (20-....)
    + macro

    for everything else, 18-200mm is the most versatile, or those in the range up to 70 or 80mm as a lower requirement.

    however, you can't find gd zoom range + ultra wide + macro. all 3 can only be found in separate lens, hence increased cost and increased weight.
    Last edited by zoossh; 13th March 2007 at 08:45 PM.

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