Which lens to purchase for Sony A65?

Started Mar 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
Calico Jack Senior Member • Posts: 2,306
Re: Which lens to purchase for Sony A65?

As the A65 is an APS-C camera, I would advise buying appropriate format lenses (telephoto zoom/prime and/or macro lenses aside), so if you're after a short portrait prime, the SAL50F18 DT or for a standard short WA zoom, a Sigma AF 17-70mm F/2.8-4 DC Macro, Sigma AF 17-70mm F/2.8-4 OS DC Macro or Tamron AF 17-50/2.8 Di-II which are all superior kit lens alternatives and are affordable and give excellent results. Research used prices for best deals.

Check lens types/models on the Dyxum website which should give you far more info than 100 different opinions which will confuse you even more!

It would help to know what type of shooting you intend to do, such as: macro, portrait, telephoto, WA/UWA urban or landscape, fast action etc.  You don't need to spend a fortune of decent optics, but only buy what YOU need and not based on other peoples 'must have' lenses which will generally include legacy Minolta full frame optics.

Also check the Tokina DX range.  In case you're not aware, APS-C (cropped sensor) lenses have the following letter designators:

Tokina: DX - Tamron: Di-II - Sony: DT - Sigma: DC

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