what lens to get with...

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  1. shawnxstl

    shawnxstl TPF Noob!

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    the sony a200?

    I plan on doing landscapes and fast action sports (motocross and soccer).
    I know nothing about this...help please!
     
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    Here is what I would do ... do not have Sony so can only give you the numbers to look for in a lens.

    For landscape ... something with small mm like 10-24mm or 16-35mm ... these examples are Canon, you need to find something similar on Sony side

    For sports/actions (daughter running around) ... I would go with something like 70-200 with "low" f-number. Like 70-200 f/2.8 or 70-200 f/4. You may need longer - do not know how close you can get in motocross.

    Here is search on Amazon for "Sony lens" ... find one you want and shop around. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_g...url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=sony lens
     
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    I have the same camera!

    Hopefully, you got the body with a kit lens. It should work fine for all those things. Although, my satisfaction is declining with it everyday. I also have the 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6. I have yet to try with this lens for sports, but the kit lens works fine with bowling.

    For landscapes, you could use a wide angle lens. I'm thinking about a 28mm f/2.8. For sports, Sony (and other companies) have more options. There is a quite expensive option, but it has a very nice range and a very goo f number. It's the Sony G70-200mm f/2.8. $2000 if you have the money.......

    A couple of members know more about Sony on the forums than I do, HappyHour, eravedesigns, and shorty6049. Ask them.
     
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    Holy Crap... I was going to ask the same exact question... There is something to be said for sports and landscapes...
     
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    Perhaps for wide angle (landscape) shots:
    Sigma 10-20mm for Sony

    For sports shots you will need to pay a good amount of $ if you want good low light performance, good zoom range, and fast focusing. You could just find a cheapo 70-300mm lens with decent performance, but its focusing quickness and low-light performance won't be spectacular. If you don't have much money to spend you should try this:
    Tamron 70-300mm for Sony Here are some reviews --> Link
     
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    For landscape you may get one old Minolta Maxxum, I bought a Minolta AF 24mm F 2.8 at 73 bucks here in Mexico, I'm sure you'll probably find the same lens at least at that price.


    For sports, they're more expensive, it will be sooooo cool to have a 70-200mm G series F 2.8.
     

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