Used Sony a57 or new a65

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joshharveyscout Forum Member • Posts: 69
Used Sony a57 or new a65

So last night I was pretty dead set on getting an a77, but then I realized it's probably too much camera for me. I'm upgrading from the a35 and am wanting to get a little nicer quality and a little more control.

I see the A65 is being sold for $499 brand new multiple places and am trying to decide between that an a used A57 on (EX) for $364.

The GPS on the a65 doesn't interest me at all. I'm a journalist who is forced to take my own sports photos for my stories. I'm not really looking to take game action stuff necessarily, but more stuff like this. (a shot on my A35)

I'm also looking to shoot my kids and wife and not have to pay a photographer.

Didn't know if the amount of savings was worth it, or should get the a65. Figured if I did save, it would allow me to get a little nicer lens.

Sold all my lens with A35 body, so planning on getting:

Minolta 28mm F2.8

Minolta 35-70 F4

Minolta 70-210 F4

Thought maybe the extra savings would help me get a Sony 85mm 2.8.

Thanks in advance.

Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM Sony SLT-A57 Sony SLT-A65
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