A&P Camera NOOB Question, Sony A700

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    What is a good all around lens, for the Sony A700 DSLR, My wife got it for me for christmas, but it did not come with a lens. Any suggestions?:x:
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    what's your budget?
     
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    She just got back with a 75-300mm F4.5-5.6, did she do good?
     
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    75 is really narrow, you're going to be "zoomed (if you come from P&S)" all the time. A normal carry lens should be somewhere from 18-28 on the low-end and 50-80 on the high-end. That lens will also need to be used with really strong light, IE: Outside. So, no she didn't.
     
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    Thanks. What is the lens good for than, long range?
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    It'll be fine for long outdoor shots, not the sharpest images, but if you're used to P&S they'll be decent.
     
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    DT 16-80 or DT 18-70
     
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    I have no clue what kind of machine she got, but it looks nice as hell, I want to be able to take good clean close ups of my baby
     
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    exchange it for a canon or nikon :dunno:
     
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    I love my Nikkor 18-200VR. but its pricey :noes:
     
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    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/463922-REG/Sony_SAL85F14Z_SAL_85F14Z_85mm_f_1_4_Carl.html

    Nice glass but it's not cheap. After browsing through the lenses available for the Sony bodies, I'm not too impressed with the limited selection. Canon and Nikon have a much larger selection of lenses to choose from. I couldn't really find any inexpensive 50 or 85mm primes (ie 50 f/1.8 or 85 f/1.8). These mid-range primes would be good for what you're looking for (indoor shots of your kid(s))

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    . :mamoru:
     

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