What's that I hear you say? Another Lens thread?....Yup sure is

Casey78

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Hi all.

I have a couple of questions about upgrading from my kit lens.I have a Sony A500 btw.

I want to buy a Macro lens and a zoom lens.
My questions are.
A) Should I buy a dedicated Macro lens like this
http://www.pixmania.ie/ie/uk/3757965...-2-8-macr.html
or a Zoom type Macro lens like this?
http://www.pixmania.ie/ie/uk/5021173...-dc-macro.html

B) I want to buy a super zoom aswell and am looking at lenses like this
http://www.pixmania.ie/ie/uk/3661238...6-dg-os-l.html

Can anyone offer me any other advice,I would like to keep within a budget of around 800euro which is about $1000.

So to sum it all up,I want a Macro and a Zoom,and would it be worth getting a Macro/Zoom Combo and then a long range zoom or a dedicated Macro and a wide angle to long range zoom lens.

Was also looking at a fisheye! what ye think of this one
http://cgi.ebay.ie/Samyang-8mm-f-3-5...item1e609c0cae

I have a bit of money to spare at the moment so I really want to get a complete range while I can but as I'm not a pro photographer I really just need top quality but budget friendly gear.
Sorry lads I'm starting to ramble a bit now,I think ye know what I want/need at this stage,I hope someone can guide me in the right direction

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None of my links seem to work so ignore them!
But the questions still remain the same
 

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You'll have to either correct your links or add the details of the lenses in order for us to provide advice.
 

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The clear choice is the fisheye lens, then again fish eyes are often prone to distortion of reality, but what is reality; really?!?! It's awesome though, 180degrees of coverage, and you can get right up on stuff!


If you want to a big zoom, I would look into the Mazda 6, but then again maybe a 400mm lens might be the better option, either way, you'll want a good case for your valuables. Speaking of cases, I have a safe, but it doesn't hold much. Tis a shame.
 

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