A55 + SAL 18 250 Question, please help

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Timothy W.
Timothy W. Veteran Member • Posts: 3,309
A55 + SAL 18 250 Question, please help

I have been considering the purchase of a Sony NEX5N, for $700.00, but I now see I can aquire the a55 with the SAL 18-250 lens for $769.00. This is a big difference in lenses compared to the kit lens on the nex5n with only a 18-55 lens. I know the a55 is using an older sensor, thus I am losing some of the great low ISO images the nex is capable of, but to have the reach of 18-250 on the a55 is a big factor as well! Does anyone know if the a55 with the 18-250 SAL lens comes with a lens hood? Is this a good all around lens, and will I be happy with it compared to the nex5n? I know the battery life is shorter on the a55 as well. But then again I keep thinking of the reach of the 250 lens. I do all kinds of shooting, kids,portraits, landscapes, macro, family, and some action sports.

Any advice on this purchase would be appreaciated, becacause I dont know how long the price of the a55 and the 18-250 lens will remain at $769.00. It sure seems like a great price to me?
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Email: tim@studio850.com

Camera's owned:
Olympus 600L
Olympus 620L
Nikon 990
Sony DSC-F707
Sony DSC-F717
Sony DSC-F828
Pentax K100D
18-55 Pentax Kit Lens
canon T1i kit lens,50-250 lens

 Timothy W.'s gear list:Timothy W.'s gear list
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3) Pentax K100D Sony Alpha NEX-5N Sony SLT-A55
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