Blink decision.. which one would you choose - 2kit going to 3kit ? a7Riv

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Guy Churchward
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Re: Blink decision.. which one would you choose - 2kit going to 3kit ? a7Riv

Richard M wrote:

Why do you feel the 24-70 or 104 focal Length would suit you better than the 16-35 they are very different would you be happy losing that much wide angle.

you also seem to be asking should you get a really long telephoto or a macro?

‘Ish .....

I am unsure if the 24-70 is better or I would have bought it

I am not asking if I should buy a long or macro..

I am asking if I ave the lenses I have and wanted to buy a 3rd lens based on the choices I laid out .. which lens gives me a larger greenfield opportunity as the 2 lenses I have cover a pretty large array

I assumed if I got the 24-105 then the extra length would feel much better and obvious and it did not.

the 16-34 is f4 so perhaps I kill 2 birds with a 2.8 and longer range

perhaps the extra reach from the 400 to the 600 with 1.4x is a better choice and think of the 100-400 as garden and nearly macro

perhaps a dedicated macro as I can go exponentially closer and open up another avenue of photography.

so it’s looks like throwing darts blind but I’m looking for advice based on what I have and potentially experience with the other choice lenses to see if they give a lot of extra scope or if I just muddle along with what I have and all is good.

i returned the 24-105 as it didn’t feel like a massive advantage to have over the 16-34, I’ve been there before with a backpack full of lenses and it’s not really me..

hope that helps a little with the explanation.... my stuff, what they don’t really cover that well and what might be a good addition or switch that I would see a marked difference of opportunity opening...

the A7Riv is a beast of a camera and I want to do it justice.. I am winding down work and winding up my photography again so it’s a progressive thing..

thank you


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