Will the image quality of the A65 considerably improve...

Started Oct 12, 2013 | Questions thread
tbcass Forum Pro • Posts: 34,131
Yes it will - no it won't

As an owner of an A65 I can say you need the highest quality lens possible to get the most out of your A65. Lenses that I had previously thought satisfactory now became unacceptable. The cheap kit lens will not be good enough. Super zooms, even good ones show flaws that are to me unacceptable. I recommend the Sony 35mm f1.8 If you want a low cost way to get the best from your camera. All zooms, no matter how good, fall a bit short so to get the best I recommend primes.

Of course another alternative is simply to not view beyond 50-75%. By doing that your kit lens will work fine. In fact do you really "need" 24mp. I like having such high resolution for the cropping ability but beyond that it's overkill. When you zoom in at 100% on a 24mp image you see camera shake you didn't know was there, CA previously invisible, lens softness that doesn't matter at a typically viewed size.

In the end don't throw the kit lens away as it works fine for less critical work but buy a good prime for the highest quality.

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Look at the picture, not the pixels
Miss use of the ability to do 100% pixel peeping is the bane of digital photography because it causes people to fret over inconsequential issues.

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Sony RX100 Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD Sony RX10 III +9 more
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