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Sony a500 lens help

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Sony a500 lens help.... What to get for one year travel (three month Africa and niine month South America)
11 years ago, September 5th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #118740  
Hello fellow bloggers,

Some help with deciding on lenses for the Sony a500 if possible... Why this camera? I have been to several shops and they have all ended up saying this one over Canon and Nikon.. I was expecting a Canon or Nikon but they have told me about this one... Good or bad?

Our plans are Africa and South America for a year and of course in those two continents it is going to be endless photos oppertunities with the wildlife, nature and of course the people.

I am sick of just having a little digital camera, panasonic lumix dmc-tz10, (although very handy as fitting in pocket) but now we wish to take more quality pictures. So for the wildlife in Africa would it be up to 300 be good enough? Think of me as someone who nas know idea about cameras and what I need... 😊

Also I have found out that the Minolta lens will be fitting on the sony cameras also? What I am hoping for is really nice color in the pictures and I beleive I will be needing the filters to assist in these aspects also.. Also nice micro photos I enjoy taking also...

Feel free to ask any more questions as I am on here quite often...

And thank you for any advice you can offer us,

Christopher and Diana Reply to this

11 years ago, September 15th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #119197  
Hey gang,

This question is a tough one. Sony has only been in the DSLR arena for the last couple of years. Their lenses aren't really up to the level of Nikon or Canon. While their technology (e.g. camera body) may be up to the competition's level and you get good bang for your buck, so to speak, they just can't compete against their longer-term rivals. Think of photography this way: You have the following elements to your picture: the scene, the glass in the lens and then the camera sensor. If you have bad glass between the scene and the sensor...your picture will be bad. I have always been told, "when getting into photography spend more on the lens than the camera. Cameras will become obsolete in months or, at best years, but a good lens may last a decade or longer.

That's my two cents! Reply to this

11 years ago, September 20th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #119366  
Cheers for that Micheal and Kelly.... I am sort of heading towards more of Canon since the lens seems to be a lot better with the range available..

Thanks for the help

Chris Reply to this

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