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Old Mar 27, 2014, 2:57 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Old Boat Guy View Post
I always dig your coastal bird shots. Good one

Do the Sony lenses function better on Sony bodies than other brands? If I remember correctly you once did your coast walk with an A-550 sporting a Beercan.

Is the Sony lens better than the same offering from Sigma or Tamron?

Not always. When I shot with APS-C A-mount bodies two of my favorite lens where the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 and the Rokinon 8mm fisheye. For a crop sensor at that time the Tamron was the best A-mount zoom in that range. Now Sony has the 16-50 f/2.8. I only used that lens once so I don't have enough experience to give a review but I'm pretty sure it's at least as good as the Tamron.

The only Sigma lens I have experience with is the 150mm macro. That was an excellent lens no matter what you compared it to.

A550 with the 50 f/2.8 macro
First date with A550
a550 and HDR. First try.
Beercan, I wished I could have used my beercan with a FF. I sold it to a guy in Australia before I got my FF. But I replaced the beer can with the Sony 70-200 so I really can't complain.
Hike with A-700 and the infamous beercan

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