Stuck in 2 minds - just wanted to get my thoughts out...

Started May 24, 2011 | Discussions thread
blue_skies Forum Pro • Posts: 11,532
Re: Stuck in 2 minds - just wanted to get my thoughts out...

Herts_JoaTMoN wrote:

blue_skies wrote:

Herts_JoaTMoN wrote:

Updated lens wish list after a few replies from various places.

1) tamron 18-270mm pzd (£500, only 450g)
2) tamron 17-50mm f2.8 (£340)
3) maybe tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro (£350)
4) sony 50mm f1.8

to 4) --> (£200)?

Plus the aXX body ..(£700+), you are in for (£2,090).

I'd recommend the SEL18200 (£700) and an adapter (£35) to pick up a few legacy lenses (1.4/1.7 prime £35 and 2.8 wide £35). This only sets you back (£805).

You can always add a new NEX body (C3, 7) and one or more of the announced lenses for the (£1,285) that you save.

Or surprise the family with a nice getaway.

will any of these options allow me to focus faster on action?

I am sure that the getaway will

No, the NEX, with CDAF, is not a fast action shooting camera, unless you prefocus (MF mode) or use wider angle lenses. The SEL18200, because of its longer range, can drain batteries faster (constant focus on), or take time to find focus (more steps). It is still very decent, may 0.5sec or so. (and use burst mode, you can 'follow' the action).

For kids' soccer, I do not think that CDAF will be a problem.

But if you want almost instant (less than 0.1sec) focusing, quick point and shoot type behavior, the aXX with PDAF will be much more appreciated.

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