Best "general" lens for SLT-A55

Started Oct 14, 2010 | Discussions thread
Dennis Forum Pro • Posts: 19,476
Going against the grain ...

I had a 2-3 day play with an A33 and used a 28/2, 50/1.4 and 16-80 on it.

The 16-80 is certainly a high quality option offering great coverage, and I'd be happy to use that lens on the camera at times.

For grab & go convenience, I'd want the 18-55 kit lens. It's only about half an inch or so shorter than the 16-80, but less than half the weight. The small primes match up really well with the A33 - the 35/1.8 and 85/2.8 would be great on it (based on trying it with similarly sized lenses).

If I kept the A33, I'd buy the 18-55 even though I already own the 16-80.

I would tend to carry some combination of the 18-55, 35/1.8 (in my case, the 28/2) and 85/2.8 for a flexible, light weight, fairly compact kit. I'd want other lenses for wider/longer FLs and better quality when I don't mind carrying them (like 16-80/70-300), but those are what I'd choose for convenience.

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