SLR+ long lens v Bridge camera

Started Sep 11, 2013 | Questions thread
EinsteinsGhost
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Re: SLR+ long lens v Bridge camera
In reply to Aberaeron, Sep 13, 2013

Ultimately, a super zoom camera is about compromising IQ for that extra reach without the size/weight and cost. Prioritizing what one needs more, is ultimately the determining factor for a purchase. For seven years since getting my Sony F828 in 2003, I was fine with its bright (f/2-2.8) 28-200mm (FF equivalent) lens. And since getting back into the ILC mode (with A55 and also NEX-3), I have found wider angles and all around performance especially under adverse conditions to be far more useful than telephoto reach. In fact, my longest lens is my travel zoom on either cameras: Sigma 18-250 HSM OS. I also have Sony 55-210 OSS to go on NEX (plus a 1.7x Sony teleconversion lens), Minolta 70-210 f/4 (the beer can) and Minolta 200mm f/2.8 G APO HS (a lens I LOVE on either camera).

I briefly had an excellent, relatively small and light (but noisy and slow AF) Cosina 60-300, and a 2X TC, but sold both from non-use.

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