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Old Dec 22, 2008, 8:20 AM   #11
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I was planning on using the sigma for more or less outdoor "landscape type stuff' and keep the 50/1.7 for indoor low light.

Or should I look otherwise?

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Old Dec 22, 2008, 8:47 AM   #12
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The 50/1.7 is a good available light lens, but it has an angle of view equivalent to a 75mm lens on a 35mm film camera. That makes it good for portraits and children's environmental portraits, butlong for groups and adult environmental portraits. Try it out and see what you think.
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I have added a couple of more toys to the chest.

Minolta AF 28-105 F3.5-F4.5

and

Tamron 200-400mm F5.6

I will be selling the 28-105 xi
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THX TCav and agfazio! i also have an A350 been try to find a lens for it :P
can you help me choose a good wide angel lens to take landscape?
the Sigma 17-70 are micro or wide angel lens?
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For the wide end I am going to look toward the Sigma 17-70/2.8-4.5 Macro.

For the long end I am looking for a Tamron 200-400mm/5.6.



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For soccer I have been using the SAL18-250mm and the SAL70-400mmG and have had a lot of nice shots with both.
Get a mono-pod if you go for the bigger lens. It do get heavy after a while.
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THX TCav and agfazio! i also have an A350 been try to find a lens for it :P
can you help me choose a good wide angel lens to take landscape?
the Sigma 17-70 are micro or wide angel lens?
The Sigma 17-70 is a replacement for the Sony 18-70 kit lens. It is much sharper, and is also a 1:2.3 macro lens as well. It has an angle of view of about 78 to about 20. That's a good wide angle view, but for landscape photography, you might want something wider. Tamron and Sony have an 11-18, Tamron has a 10-24, and Sigma has a 10-20 and a 12-24 that you might also consider.
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