D700 vs 5DII vs A900

Started Nov 4, 2008 | Discussions thread
OP harold1968 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,687
Re: Sony primes are excellent! Particularly their Zeiss ZA series.

true, I forgot about the zeiss primes...
although they are zoom money ...

GiovanniB wrote:

harold1968 wrote:

Once i have chosen the body i am stuck with the system. To be honest,
the Nikon and Canon primes wipe the floor with Sony's. Although the
Sony does stabilise Sigma and Tamron primes which are pretty good.


sorry but I think this can't be left uncommented.

The Sony Zeiss ZA series primes are amongst the very best out there
and themselves the only reason to buy an Alpha DSLR for many. They
are expensive though.

Also, talking about Macro lenses, the Sony 100/2.8 AF Macro, a design
taken over from Minolta, is regarded as probably the best 100 mm
class macro of any brand. However, in this class there isn't much
between them; a Tamron 90/2.8 Macro will usually do its job just as

In any case, it sounds a bit weird to me that you claim the Sony
primes to be inferior and in the next sentence declare Sigma (!!) and
Tamron to be pretty good. Have you ever tried a Minolta or Sony prime?



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