Used Sony a57 or new a65

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joshharveyscout
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Used Sony a57 or new a65
8 months ago

So last night I was pretty dead set on getting an a77, but then I realized it's probably too much camera for me. I'm upgrading from the a35 and am wanting to get a little nicer quality and a little more control.

I see the A65 is being sold for $499 brand new multiple places and am trying to decide between that an a used A57 on Keh.com (EX) for $364.

The GPS on the a65 doesn't interest me at all. I'm a journalist who is forced to take my own sports photos for my stories. I'm not really looking to take game action stuff necessarily, but more stuff like this.

http://joshharveycreations.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SPORTS1.jpg (a shot on my A35)

I'm also looking to shoot my kids and wife and not have to pay a photographer.

Didn't know if the amount of savings was worth it, or should get the a65. Figured if I did save, it would allow me to get a little nicer lens.

Sold all my lens with A35 body, so planning on getting:

Minolta 28mm F2.8

Minolta 35-70 F4

Minolta 70-210 F4

Thought maybe the extra savings would help me get a Sony 85mm 2.8.

Thanks in advance.

Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM Sony SLT-A57 Sony SLT-A65
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