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Old Jun 30, 2010, 9:37 AM   #31
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I'm using Olympus Zuiko 70-300 for Oly 510, Lumix G1, Lumix GH1 ... and pictures are EXCELLENT!
Even though a 4/3 camera body uses a very small part of the image circle projected by a 'Full Frame' lens, this lens still gets pretty soft at 300mm.

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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro APO (Tested)

It's not a very good lens; you just happen to be using its sweet spot to great advantage.
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Old Jun 30, 2010, 11:22 AM   #32
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TCav your budget is 3000-5000$ what will you get?only camera body and a lens
and can I trust shipping company to deliver both camera body and the lens to kuwait with out damaging the goods?

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Old Jun 30, 2010, 2:42 PM   #33
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TCav your budget is 3000-5000$ what will you get?only camera body and a lens
and can I trust shipping company to deliver both camera body and the lens to kuwait with out damaging the goods?
Whew! I've been using dSLRs since the end of 2005, and I have yet to spend $5000! In fact, I'd have to collect my receipts to find out if I've spent $3000 yet!

The Zeiss 16-80 and 70-300 'G' are the best lenses of their kind, but if you can't get them, you can't get them. You haven't really given much detail on what you want to be able to shoot, so as much as I would enjoy spending your money for you, I wouldn't know where to begin.
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Old Jun 30, 2010, 3:58 PM   #34
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hi caligal let me ask you a question please.
I have the 200 alpha with 70-300 sigma and 75-300 sony.and Im thinking of buyiny the 70-300 g sony lens and carl ziess 16-80mm and my question is will they all work on the 550 alpha and if you want you can give me your opinion about the lens too thank you.
. for your photo it was cool I like animals any one is more than welcome to share their opinion
Yes, they'll all work - I hadn't heard of the problem with gears before, but you shouldn't run into that with the Sony 70-300. My opinion is the same as it was before - it's a great lens for the money - very light compared to what I'm used to carrying. IMHO there is nothing close to it in IQ vs $$ in it's focal range. A 16-80/70-300 would cover everything ever needed for general shooting with very good quality. If you need low light/fast glass the 70-300 may not be the best choice. This is one reason I'm considering selling mine. I just left it home for a wedding I did in lieu of a 70-200 2.8 and 24-70 2.8 combo - but those lenses will cost you a couple thousand dollars+.

Glad you like the fox image, I fixed the white balance - it was off and slipped through in a hurry. Cheers!
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I also have an older Sigma 180mm Macro that the A200 tore up the autofocus gear the first time I put it on. I will not buy any more Sigma Lenses until they can guarantee me they have made some kind of change
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... I will not buy any more Sigma Lenses until they can guarantee me they have made some kind of change
I think you'd be safe with an HSM lens. It uses its own motor.
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hi TCav a question can i know whats your gear(camera and lens)
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Old Jul 8, 2010, 6:12 AM   #38
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I currently have a Nikon D90 with a Nikon 50/1.8, a Nikon 85/1.8, and a Tokina 100-300/4.0. I haven't filled out my lens collection as much as I'd like just yet, but I'm getting there.

I used to have a Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D with an assortment of lenses including a Beercan, a Tamron 17-50/2.8, a Minolta 50/1.7, and a Sigma 90/2.8 Macro, plus some others over the years. I had wanted to shoot indoor sports for a while and couldn't find a lens for the 5D that could do it. When I started having trouble with the 5D, I sold everything and went over to the Dark Side so I could get the lenses I wanted ... but I do miss the Tamron ad the Beercan.
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so what the difference bettween sony alpha and nikon .
my first dslr was chinnon genesis lll and now sony alpha
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Nikon doesn't have the sensor shift image stabilization that Sony has. Nikon's used lenses are more expensive than Minolta's. But if you can't find what you want on the used market and you don't want to pay for Zeiss or 'G' lenses, Nikon has more choices (OEM and third party.)
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