Lens for a55

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WT21
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Lens for a55
Sep 7, 2010

I have not had a Sony DSLR, but I'm pretty jazzed about trying the a55. But, I can't abide kit lenses. I prefer a medium telezoom. I've had the Canon 55-250, 70-200 and currently use the Canon 70-210 USM.

I prefer smallish and lightweight, good IQ (but it doesn't have to be Canon 70-200 level), close focusing (would like at least .25 magnification) and a front element that doesn't rotate. Also, I prefer not to have zoom creep.

Is there a Sony lens in this similar telephoto range with the above criteria?

Also, what's a good, relatively affordable fast macro? Something similar to Canons 60mm 2.8 macro (or faster).

Thanks for any help.
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