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Old Oct 11, 2009, 11:46 PM   #21
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thank you....but should i keep this tamron, over the sony stock one , and then also look in the the 17-70 to add to use... my son plays alot of sports outside so i need to keep a zoom on hand..
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Old Oct 12, 2009, 12:41 AM   #22
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The Sony, Sigma, or Tamron 18-200 or 18-250 aren't any better than the Beercan you've already got. If you need something longer for outdoor sports, Tamron's 70-300 Di LD is a good choice for a comparitively small sum of money, and it's longer, better and brighter than any of the superzoom lenses. You might also find a Minolta 100-300 APO or a Big Beercan (75-300 Macro) for a reasonable sum.But given the service the retailer has given you, I think you should buy something there.
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Old Oct 12, 2009, 1:07 AM   #23
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..so im wondering if i got a good lens or should i return it. and go better.
Well, did you take like...1000 pictures with it and analyzed the results to see if they match your expectations? The beauty of digital photography is that an exercise like this won't cost you anything extra. If you are happy with the results, who cares what reviews say?!? You keep the lens, period. Photography is all about personal preference. That's my take on it, anyway.
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well for the day that i could use i only took 380 it seams ok for what i was shooting at. seamed kinda slow on focusing,, but i can live with that. i was trying to get a collection of these good lens so when i can , i was looking at the a700, but someone is trying to have me buy a nikon..so if i do that then more money out on a camera and different lens..
but than Tullio and Tcav i do really appreciate the help

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Old Oct 13, 2009, 3:58 AM   #25
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Lonefeather. I just bought the A700 camera and picked up the Sony 18-250 lens to replace the kit lens. I have a couple sample images posted from the 18-250 which so far looks pretty impressive. You can see them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8268367...7622489418316/

Look for the images that state Sony 18-250.
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Old Oct 13, 2009, 10:42 AM   #26
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This lens costs 2/3 of the A700 body. It better be good!
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Old Oct 14, 2009, 5:26 PM   #27
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so another words ,,,,,, i should sell my 300 and get the a700. and just use the 300 for a back up camera. i was trying to get a 350 for a discount price , but it may seam that i might have to just settle for the a700. i like the tamron lens so far, and what i was told that it is equalivent to the sony, so i might just keep it.. so i don't know ahhhhhhh.
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Lonefeather-

The Sony A-700 is now at an all time low price. That makes it pretty darned attractive. I can guarantee you its replacement, the rumored the Sony A-750, will not be at that low price.

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so another words ,,,,,, i should sell my 300 and get the a700. and just use the 300 for a back up camera. i was trying to get a 350 for a discount price , but it may seam that i might have to just settle for the a700.
Nobody said you should sell your A300, and buy an A700. wbrisett was just saying how much he likes the 18-250 that he bought for his A700.

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i like the tamron lens so far, and what i was told that it is equalivent to the sony, so i might just keep it.. so i don't know ahhhhhhh.
If the 18-200 works for you, good luck with it. And the Tamron 18-200 and the Sony 18-200 aren't just equivalent, they're identical (except for the nameplate.)
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well the camera shop around me has one for 999. and doesn't seam to want to come down.. could you recommend a place for me to look at one
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