What one lens would you buy for a55

Started Oct 7, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Re: What one lens would you buy for a55
In reply to Joel Kleppinger, Oct 7, 2010

Joel Kleppinger wrote:

If video matters, I'd go for a Sigma OS HSM lens like the 17-50, 17-70, or 18-250. I picked the 17-70, but I'll be adding a telephoto lens on top of it.

Totally agree. If you shoot video regularly and use the built-in mic, you need a Sigma HSM lens with the nice and quiet ultrasonic AF motors. The 17-70/2.8-4 OS HSM is probably the best choice given that the 17-50/2.8 is not great wide open anyways. And if you're going to stop down anyways, you might as well get the 17-70.

Sony SAM lenses generally have noisy AF motors and Tamron lenses are usually screw-drive lenses using the noisy in-body AF motor.

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