Want a good quality zoom under 1k...plz help

Started Oct 14, 2011 | Discussions thread
neo_nights Senior Member • Posts: 1,018
Re: Want a good quality zoom under 1k...plz help

You didn't specify what kind of zoom you want but here some options:

For a walk-around zoom, you can buy super zoom like a Tamron 18-270mm, moderate zoom like the Sony 16-105mm F3.5-5.6, Carl-Zeiss 16-80mm F3.5-4.5, Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 (if you don't need anything too wide), Sigma 24-70mm F.28 and a lot more.

For telephoto there are the Sony 70-300G, and also Tamron and Sigma 70-200mm.

If you don't have a problem buying used stuff, you can always buy one of the most worshiped lens from A-mount which is the Minolta 70-210mm (AKA as 'beercan').

From PERSONAL experience I can easily recommend both Sony 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 and the Carl-Zeiss 16-80mm F3.5-4.5, along with the Beercan (Minolta 70-210mm F4).

Also you can check a LOT of lens reviews (users reviews) on Dyxum.com.

With your budget you can buy some very nice lenses (and not only one!)

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Pentax K20D Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Pentax K-5 Sony Alpha NEX-6 Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO +7 more
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