lenses under $1000 for A99

Started Jan 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
rob asnong Regular Member • Posts: 389
Re: lenses under $1000 for A99

Hi William,

I have the A99 myself for three months now. I purchased the 'old' Tamron 28-75 mm. I did so because of the very positive reviews, e.g. the one from Kurt Munger. There you will see that this lens performs overall better than the Sony version and even better than the Zeiss you mentioned!!! I agree, this lens is a bargain for the quality shots it delivers (F2.8 all the way). The screw driven AF is a bit noisy for these days norms, but I mostly use MF with peaking (love this feature so much). Build quality is more than decent for me. No BF or FF on my A99.

Compared to the new Tamron, this one seems to have a slightly better optical quality too (as some reviews showed). I don't know this myself, because I only have this one.

You can't go wrong with this proven Tamron. I have on my A77 the Sigma 17-70 mm. This is a good lens too, but not as sharp as the Tamron.



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Sony a77 II Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Sony SLT-A77 Sony Alpha a99 +11 more
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