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Old Aug 13, 2008, 11:01 AM   #1
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Old Aug 13, 2008, 5:48 PM   #2
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Two nice photographs. Personally like to see photos with Sony cameras on a dedicated site. I wonder if the SAL 18-250 is much better than the Tamron version or are they one and the same

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Two nice photographs. Personally like to see photos with Sony cameras on a dedicated site. I wonder if the SAL 18-250 is much better than the Tamron version or are they one and the same

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Thanks Fred, thanks for looking, and the nice comments.

As I understand it, Tamron is partially owned by Sony and the Sony lens is in fact a slightly upgraded version of the Tamron.

I was sold on it after reading this review:
http://www.alphamountworld.com/revie...f35-63-review.

I have not had the opportunity to do much with in indoors but for everything I have done thus far, I am totally sold on it.

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Old Aug 13, 2008, 11:18 PM   #6
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As I understand it, the Sony 18-250mm (a really great lens!) has been tweaked a bit to work a bit better (mostly faster focus) with the Sony A-series cameras. As you might conclude, I am a BIG fan of single lens solutions. But for the dissenters: Folks they do indeed work very well, and when coupled with an excellent external flash. your results are really quite amazing.

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Old Aug 14, 2008, 9:27 AM   #7
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As I understand it, the Sony 18-250mm (a really great lens!) has been tweaked a bit to work a bit better (mostly faster focus) with the Sony A-series cameras. As you might conclude, I am a BIG fan of single lens solutions. But for the dissenters: Folks they do indeed work very well, and when coupled with an excellent external flash. your results are really quite amazing.

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Thanks Sarah. I still carry my Minolta 50mm f1.7 and the 35-70mm f4 with me as they are compact and light.
However, the fact is neither have been on my camera since I got the 18-250.
I am not a fan of the flash and don't have an external flash but will probably get one just to be able to cover most all of the bases with this lens.
I have been trying to cover most of my indoor low light shot by using custom white balance and exposure adjustments.
Thanks for your comments.
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I decided to give the SAL 18-250mm lens a try. It has received excellent reviews. I have been pushing hard lately to reduce the size of my camera kit. My idea was to just carry the SAL 18-250mm and a Minolta 50mm F1.7 for low light levels. I already have the flash so perhaps I have the bases covered. I will give you a report next week.

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Good luck Sarah,

I think you will be very happy with your new lens. I know I am.
Are you using the A-700 now?

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Hi Flying Fossil-

I am sorry to say that in the Sony Line of DSLRS I am only up to my K-M 5D and a Sony A-100. If this experiment with the SAL 18-250mm lens works as I hope it will, I will move forward to a Sony A-200. It would be nice to jump quite a bit forward to the A-700, but I just own too darned many cameras.

I have high hopes, and I will certainly keep you up to date concerning my experience with the Sony 18-250mm on the A-100. Thanks for your interest and help.

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