What portrait setup would you suggest?

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What portrait setup would you suggest?
Dec 26, 2008

Hello-

I am a lifelong OLY user, and MAY remain one for the time being. I do love OLY and will only change over should one problem I am having be unresolvable.

I need to get some feedback from Sony users. I primarily shoot actor's headshots... outdoors, in shade, natural lighting, sometimes flash, and SELDOME studio. Due to finances at the time, and depending on what I can get for my OLY setup, I need suggestions on a lens and flash. For what I do, I prefer a range of around 85mm-150mm (in 35mm terms). I believe Sony digital has a 1.5x crop factor? I would like to know the very best lens Sony makes for what I am looking? I think that the only 2.8 glass that is close to this would be the 24-70? But that is only 36-105, correct? Really wish it had more at the top end. There are other lenses, but they do not have f2.8, and that is a requirement. Any suggestions? Also, any suggestions regarding flash? I would probably only have around $3k right now to spend, and it's doubtful I could replace my camera body, grip, lens, and flash for anything close to that... but I thought I would at least ask the folks here that use Sony. I guess, if I went with Sony right now, I would want the A700, a top f2.8 lens, and a flash, but its doubtful I could get anything close to that with 3k.

Thanks again,
Billy
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