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

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

Guy Churchward wrote:

Just returning the Sony 24-105, not going into massive detail but didn’t feel a leap over the 16-34 I have so didn’t feel the purchase added an extra dimension for me (lens great just personal choice)

so I have a Zeiss f4 16-34 and a 100-400GM

Zeiss 16-34 F4, I haven't heard of this lens. Is it a full frame lens?

I have 4 paths I am contemplating :-

1. Add the 200-600

2. Buy the 24-70GM and sell the 16-34 (or keep)

3. Add the 90mm Macro

4. Buy the 27-70 + 90m and sell the 16-34

Never heard of a 27-70 lens. What is it?


‘’thought process’

1. I don’t want to compromise but also find the Zeiss pretty damn good but wonder how much shaper and better a GM woul be sitting on the body daily..

I have the 24-70 F2.8GM and its a lovely lens. Its my main lens and it is a bit heavy and large but its also awesome. Tamron 28-75 often gets compliments but I did read one post saying A7riv was showing up weaknesses in the Tamron. I'd stick to GM lenses which are rated to 100mp.

2. I like wildlife photography so extra length (1.4x pairing) is always good and a monster pap lens is entertaining

What is a pap lens? Slang for large, or paparazzi?

3. I like proper macro photography but when I had my Canon setup 150m Macro I found I rarely used likely it will be a fad lens not a regular

4. Perhaps I should spend up on a daily lens and buy the GM, gor]t nervous first time round on people moaning at weight but perhaps that’s the choice I shoo have taken in the 1st place...

right now I have concluded the 24-105 isn’t the daily I want, and will keep the 16-34 for travel... 100-400 is planted on the lens for activity in the garden and will continue with these two and learn the combos but am interested in your immediate gut reaction on the choice you would take.

so 1-4 ?

The 24-105 is a very popular lens so if you don't like that take that into account for similar type lenses like 24-70. F2.8 is better than F4 though.

Its hard to answer questions about which lens is best without a very concise statement about what type of photos you prefer to take. Landscape, travel, family, macro, nightscapes, bird in flight, sports etc.


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