Started Feb 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
craig66 Senior Member • Posts: 1,328
Re: +1

123Mike wrote:

But I've found my 55-200 also very very sharp. I've never been disappointed with it, and it's always been one of my favorite, and at times my most favorite lens, right from the getgo. I'd love to see a good accurate critical comparison of the 55-200 and 55-300. Do you know of any?

No I don't but I would be interested to see a shoot out with these and the Tamron 70-300 USD and Sony 70-300G.

There's no doubt that my 55-300 is much better than my 55-200, but I did buy the latter used and it's possible that my sample is not up to scratch.

As for kits with the 18-135, Hong Kong sellers still have A65+16-135 going on eBay for about $870 AUD shipped. In Australia this is a great deal because there is no import duty or any charges on goods of value less than $1000. In other countries, of course, things may be different. I've bought stuff from Hong Kong sellers and never had any problem at all. I've just bough a Nissin Di866 flash from a HK seller, expecting delivery tomorrow, for $238 shipped . "Bricks and Mortar" price in Australia -$449. Why wouldn't you?

 craig66's gear list:craig66's gear list
Sony RX100 II Sony a77 II Sony DT 55-300mm F4.5-5.6 SAM Tamron SP AF 200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di LD (IF) Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS Macro HSM +11 more
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