What are good lenses for SLT newbie

Started Oct 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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WT21 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,977
What are good lenses for SLT newbie

I'm not a photo gear newbie, but would be a newbie to SLT, which I am considering.

I looked through the Sony store lens list, and was frankly a little put back by what I think are a lack of lenses -- either $1500-2000 lenses, or a couple of cheap consumer grade lenses. Not a lot in between.

I would be looking for the following types of lenses, and much prefer the $400-600 range in spend, if that's even possible. I know there are 3rd party options (like Sigma) but have never liked them on my Canon DSLRs (back/front focusing, color issues, focus missing, etc.). Are Sigma's any better on Sony SLTs?

Any rate, I'd look for AF lenses in:

fast 35mm (like 1.4-2.0 range) for my "normal" lens

fast portrait lens

70-200 type consumer zoom

Anyone have a recommended configuration for these 3 lenses, if I was looking at around $400-600 per lens???

Thanks for any help.

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