New A65 Owner- Been reading but have a few questions

Started Dec 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
Keith Hanlan
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Re: New A65 Owner- Been reading but have a few questions
In reply to wholesalechad, Dec 31, 2012

wholesalechad wrote:

New A65 owner here, we purchased the camera with the 18-55mm lens that comes with is. Also picked up the Sony 50-200mm lens, it was $100 with purchase of camera so it seemed like decent option to start. Anyway, we have had the camera for a couple weeks and have played a little bit and I have read up on as much as I could mainly on this forum.

We have a new baby and a lot of the camera use will go towards taking pictures of him. On top of that we will be doing some action both in the snow skiing and on the lake in the summer skiing and wakeboarding. Also will take some outside photos as well, we are outdoorsy types who like to hike etc. My question is, for those uses, what are some lenses I should look into trying out? Obviously not going to go crazy, but if there is a lens or 2 that will work well for what we shoot I'm not opposed to trying them out. I can either keep the 2 lenses I have or I don't have much any them so I could end up selling them I guess. Thanks so much for any help and advice.

I am inferring that you are fairly new to DSLRs. If I'm wrong, then feel free to ignore the following. I strongly recommend sticking with the lenses that you have already until you have some more experience with them. Until the shortcomings of your lenses become apparent to you, the benefits of more expensive glass will almost certainly be overcome by the frustration of their extra weight and bulk.

Unless money is no object, you are better off investing a more powerful flash. That will be useful both for the indoor shots as well as any outdoor family/action shots when it is bright (in order to soften the shadows).

Regards,
Keith

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