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  1. adriennecorin

    adriennecorin TPF Noob!

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    Heyyy! if someone can explain the difference between my question, that would be great!!! here it is...

    i have a Sony A100 camera and got a Sony 28mm wide lens for christmas. what is the difference between that lens and the lens that is already on my camera?? (which is a 18-70mm lens)

    thank you!
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If you got the Sony SAL-28 ... then the main differences are:

    Wider maximum aperture
    - the Sony SAL-28 has a maximum aperture of f/2.8
    - the Sony SAL-1870 has a maximum aperture of f/3.5 @ 18mm

    Higher quality
    - fixed focal length lens tend to have better imaging quality (sharpness/contrast).
     
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    so which one is really better? sal 28 or sal 1870?

     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The Sony SAL-28 will produce a better image than the Sony SAL-1870.

    Try it, use the 18-70mm zoom set at 28mm ... and then compare it with the 28mm.
     
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    i will! thank you so much :)
     
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    Once you've shot a prime, you'll have a hard time going back to zooms. ;) Better image Quality, Faster lens. Apprieciate that Christmas present you got there.
     
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    Oh no! Someone is just about to get bit by the prime bug! Very nice gift!
     
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    haha thanx guys :) .. i LOVE it already!
     
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    Can I get an Amen?!
     
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    (in general) Primes are better performers. Cost less, weigh less, don't get the "OMG you pervert" look or that "you must be a pro" look and just a gem to play with.
     
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    AMEN brothers and sisters! A bug it is... picked up a 100mm today.

    -Shea
     
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    Yup, I only had prime lenses once ...

    28mm f/2.8
    50mm f/1.4
    90mm f/2.8 Macro
    135mm f/2.8
    200mm f/2.8
    400mm f/4.5

    ... sadly I am starting over again (DSLR).

    50mm f/2.8 macro
    300mm f/4.0
     

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