What's the most affordable lens for portraits that works on the A77?

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Shield3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,440
What's the most affordable lens for portraits that works on the A77?

Been looking at the fancy-pants CZ glass (135's and 85's) and realized I don't really care about super high end. Just want a nice fast portrait lens (Say 80-150mm effective focal length) that works on the A77 and will autofocus.

Screw drive type is ok. Would prefer something F/2 or even faster. Can be made by anyone in the last 40 years, as long as it's semi-sharp wide open in the center wide open and gets reallly sharp around 2.8 or so. Do not care about using this for video or anything like that.

I have been researching this but there's so many Konica/Minolta/Maxxum stuff and I have no idea what the best bang for the buck would be.

Thanks! Would like to be at $200 but could do $400 and not hate myself.


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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2 more
Sony SLT-A77
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