non-expensive telezoom for dog shooting - help me

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non-expensive telezoom for dog shooting - help me

Before the end of the year I'll buy my first tele-zoom for my a37.

What I do most is portaits, some landscapes but most of all shooting my dogs.

I'm the owner of a Bernese Mountain Dog kennel and I need the pics for my website and other marketing activities.

So far, for this I'm using a 35mm SONY SAL35F18, the 18-55 KIT lens and a SONY 85mm SAL85F28.

For action shots of running dogs I was thinking about the SONY SAL55-200.

It's a pretty good lens and not expensive. For what I've heard.

What I need is reasonable fast AF and reasonable sharp pictures.

I'm not in bird shooting or anything like that, so I guess I don't really need the range of a 300mm. Can any experienced user advise me which lens would be the best option?

Perhaps some other brand? A 70-200? What about SIGMA?

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Sony SLT-A37 Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM Sony 85mm F2.8 SAM Sony DT 35mm F1.8 SAM Sony DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM
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