A&P Body works, lens jammed - replace lens or buy all new...?

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  1. YourMomOnRyeBun

    YourMomOnRyeBun New Member

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    I bought one of these when they first came out - Sony Alpha 100. I understood the basics, but probably 95% of the time I used it in AUTO mode.

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    The zoom on the lens is stuck and while it will still take pictures, I can't operate the zoom.


    So...I'm looking for the next purchase.

    Looking for your opinions as you guys (some of you) are the experts.

    Should I buy a new body and lens? Is this body worth saving and just getting a new lens?

    I don't want to spend money, just to spend it, but this would be a business expense, so I can justify spending some $$$ if I have to. Right now I am trying to figure out how much this is going to cost, then I will determine when I can afford it.

    I will be taking action shots (sports) from a distance of no greater than 100 feet. I don't have a need to zoom in on someone's face, but their entire body would be nice from that distance.

    I know I have a lot to learn in regards to operating the camera and I will do that in conjunction with my search for the right camera.

    What power zoom lens would you recommend?
    Should I keep the Sony body and just get a lens?
    Shoudl I start from scratch and buy body and lens? It seems that Canon and Nikkon are more common...which may make the lenses a little cheaper - and more choices.

    I would like to be able to print the photos when I am done, but they will be primarily used on the web (facebook, website, etc)

    Thanks!
     
  2. 1992 240SX

    1992 240SX New Member

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    Get the lens fixed and buy a zoom. I don't think you need a beast of a camera, so this should still be fine (you didn't mention any limitations on the body that annoy you).
     
  3. YourMomOnRyeBun

    YourMomOnRyeBun New Member

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    I'm happy with the way the camera (body) functioned.

    Not knowing much about this...just didn't know if I should go out and spend $$$ on a nice zoom lens, then have body that isn't too par (quality) as the lens.

    Is this a decent camera?
     
  4. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Just buy a Tamron 17-50 for it if it still works to your standards. :dunno:
     
  5. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    1. You're using the camera in auto mode
    2. Zoom is broken

    i'd say spending more money is not an option for you. leave the body alone since a new body won't yield you anything more than you currently have and find another kit lens so you don't throw away money on something more expensive.
     
  6. Cesium

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    Does this body have the screw drive af motor built in? If so i have a tamron lens for one of these laying around.
     
  7. 1992 240SX

    1992 240SX New Member

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    Or find out how much this one is to get repaired. This just seems like a big P+S for him so spending the least possible amount is prob best.
     
  8. YourMomOnRyeBun

    YourMomOnRyeBun New Member

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    True to this point, but I will be actually taking the time to learn how to use it properly now. My required use of it has changed somewhat and I will need to take the time to learn.
     
  9. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    From Sony the repair on the lens will be AT LEAST $100.
     

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