Well I've been & gone & done it....!

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Well I've been & gone & done it....!

Postby Ray C » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:30 pm

Yep, today I took the plunge & bought my first serious camera...Sony NEX-7 with an 18-55 lens.

I wanted a small but capable CSC multi lens unit, I think this is it, once I get the measure of it
an (A) mount A/F lens converter with something 100-400mm will compliment my requirements
for a long shots...yes it will look weird small camera Giant lens, But so what,

Any lens suggestions would be welcome. ;)
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Re: Well I've been & gone & done it....!

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:32 pm

Well done on taking the leap, I hope you got a good deal in the sales! ;)


You can always upgrade;




















To a CANON............................














At a later date! :p
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Re: Well I've been & gone & done it....!

Postby Ray C » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:10 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:Well done on taking the leap, I hope you got a good deal in the sales! ;)


You can always upgrade;




















To a CANON............................

Any constructive advise on a lens......?














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Re: Well I've been & gone & done it....!

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:25 pm

Ray

Lenses are subjective, but a simple rule of thumb is to buy the best you can afford and only buy once.

If you plan to shoot aircraft at airshows you will need a 400mm lens, if you are sitting on the approach to the runway 300mm will suffice. A zoom will cover more occaisions than a fixed lens at the expense of a slight drop in picture quality.

Tamron make some very good lenses, good value and good specification.

Sploosher is a Sony fan and will probably be along shortly to enlarge on my points.

Get out and shoot pictures, practice is key!

Good luck.

Dave
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Re: Well I've been & gone & done it....!

Postby Ray C » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:38 am

Thanks Dave....keep an eye open this year, for the little guy with the bald head
behind a (BIG) lens.... :))
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