Which of these lenses should be my first lens ?

Started Apr 26, 2013 | Questions thread
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
AMC0902
New MemberPosts: 9
Like?
Which of these lenses should be my first lens ?
Apr 26, 2013

Hi Folks,

I have bought a SLT A57 camera few months back. Now am planning to buy my first lens(other than the 18-55mm Kit lens & a 50mm f1.8 which I got with the camera).

I am interested in sports, so I would be doing some sports photography when I get opportunity. I travel a bit also, so I will be doing a bit of wildlife photography also. So after some thought, I think I have come to a conclusion that I need a telephoto zoom lens.

But am on a budget 

Some of the lenses in my reach are as below:

Tamron AF 70-300mm Lens f/4-5.6 Di LD
Tamron AF 55-200mm F/4.0-5.6 Di-II LD
Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF)

Sony SAM DT 55-200mm f/4-5.6 (non SAM one is not available)
Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6

Sony 55-300mm F/4.5-5.6 DT (this is out of my budget, but is it worth stretching my budget ?)

I would like to travel light, don't want to carry more then two lenses while travelling. So one of the two lenses that i should always carry is 50mm, shouldn't I ?

Please suggest with reason, which one I should buy.

Appreciate you responses.

Thank you 

ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow