Help me add a lens to my collection

Started Aug 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
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jidery Regular Member • Posts: 212
Help me add a lens to my collection

Budget: $1000

Current lenses:

-16-50 2.8 (my most used)

-Tamron SP 70-300 (just bought, still in the mail)

-Minolta 50 1.7 (once in a while this gets used, not that sharp)

-Sigma 35-135 (I rarely use this guy, it was given to me but I haven't found much use).

I am thinking the only hole in my collection is a sharp low light lens. I have been DEEPLY considering the Sigma 18-35 1.8 as I have no intention of upgrading to full frame, HOWEVER the only real use would be for low light. I for one will almost always switch to my RX100 II for low light wide angle shots as I am personally very happy with its noise pattern and am not sure that I would truly benefit from the Sigma as it contradicts the focal length of my 16-50.

My next favorite option is that very weird Sony 135 (T4.5) STF lens, as it looks like it would be a LOT of fun to play with...

I have also considered a specialty prime like maybe an 85 or a 100 macro, but I fear I may not use them as much as I want.

I have also considered a "vacation" zoom like an 18-135, but I fear the difference in quality compared to my 16-50 would disappoint me.

Or maybe I really don't need a new lens. Ugh, why do I feel like I HAVE to buy one?

Should I just get a "fun" cheap minolta lens?


This is all because work had to give me a bonus, and I have a vacation coming up mid august...

I mean I JUST bought a telephoto so I really shouldn't be shopping for another lens so quickly, but I just can't shake this feeling that there is a hole in my gear still...

Maybe im just crazy =/

 jidery's gear list:jidery's gear list
Sony RX100 II Sony Alpha NEX-5N Sony SLT-A77 A3000 Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD +3 more
Sony RX100 II
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