LA-EA2: what lenses to get?

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LA-EA2: what lenses to get?
Oct 1, 2012

What I want from getting the LA-EA2 are more (& cheaper) options of lenses, better AF for action, AND being able to focus on what I intend on focusing (w/ CDAF NEX always manage to find a higher contrasting object in the background than the subject itself!); Hopefully these are good enough reasons for getting the LA-EA2?

Main issue for me though is that I am not familiar with DSLR/SLT lenses. I plan on getting a telephoto zoom & a fast prime. the Sony alpha lenses are rather pricey and doesn't seem to offer OSS, and I heard Sigma lenses don't offer stabilization anymore for Sony either.

The Tamron 18-270 seems like a viable option should the optics be at least okay on the tele end. Otherwise a 70-300 or even the 70-200 2.8 if I manage to save up. As for primes I'm thinking of the Sigma 30mm 1.4, and was wondering how it'll compare in use to the E-mount Zeiss? I would like to know if there are any good options from Konica-Minolta as well, or if there are any other suggestions

I may wait until the 5R/6 comes out as well to see if the on sensor PDAF can cure the current focusing issues, but if not I will be getting the LA-EA2 for the NEX-7 (or maybe it'll work even better w/ the 5R/6?)
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