Large aperture but with zoom?

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  1. carlt

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    I'm a newbie and recently got a Sony DSLR A200 with the included 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 lens.

    Although I can take pictures with the lens I feel that it is somewhat limited and I'm looking to expand.

    What I like is extremely soft pictures with a short DOF. I also dislike flashes. Therefore I figured that a lens with an extremely low F number would suit me but there doesn't seem to be any available with zoom. They always seem to be fixed at 50mm.

    Is there a lens with zoom?

    Budget: somewhere around 500USD. The less the better.
     
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    But he wants soft pictures and all of those lenses are VERY sharp lenses.

    You don't need a low f-stop (large aperture) to get small DOF. Just get a longer focal length. Get a 55-200 or 70-300 and shoot toward the longer end and shoot wide open....that will get you some soft pictures with small DOF.
     

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