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Old Sep 29, 2009, 7:04 AM   #1
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Default Upgrading Lense

I recently purchased the Sony Alpha 350 with the standard kit lense 75-300. I am looking to upgrade the lense and was after some advice and recommendations. ive looked at to 70-300G lense and also the SAL70-400G. I am currently using the camera for aircraft pictures but also preparing to go travelling for a year including african safari. looking at the 70-400 lense it appears a little big and heavy to be carrying around for a year. Has anybody any experiance on either of these 2 lenses.

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Old Sep 29, 2009, 8:18 AM   #2
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You probably won't find many people that have exerience with both.

Yes, the 70-400 'G' is big and heavy, but equivalent lenses are bigger and heavier.

As for the 70-300 'G', it's bigger and heavier than anything else in it's range.

You won't find better lenses anywhere, but if size and weight are a consideration, Tamron's 70-300 Di LD ($170) is nice, as is Minolta's 100-400 APO ($616 at KEH.com.)
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