help me choose a gear

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iori77 Regular Member • Posts: 179
help me choose a gear

hi everybody

i am armature hobbyist i shoot family photos and stuff

i have a7ii

i have 50 1.8 , 55  1.8 , tamron 28-70 , sony 70-300

what should i keep and what should i sell

and recommend a wide angle please for me and if there is any lens i should probably add

verybiglebowski
verybiglebowski Veteran Member • Posts: 4,055
Re: help me choose a gear
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iori77 wrote:

hi everybody

i am armature hobbyist i shoot family photos and stuff

i have a7ii

i have 50 1.8 , 55 1.8 , tamron 28-70 , sony 70-300

what should i keep and what should i sell

and recommend a wide angle please for me and if there is any lens i should probably add

Simple advice - sell FE 50/1.8 and buy Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD Sony FE.

More complex advice - sell FE 50/1.8 and use that money for some photo workshop of your interest. When you improve your skills, you will recognize where are your equipment limits and what you will really need to buy.

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bob13bob Contributing Member • Posts: 954
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iori77 wrote:

hi everybody

i am armature hobbyist i shoot family photos and stuff

i have a7ii

i have 50 1.8 , 55 1.8 , tamron 28-70 , sony 70-300

what should i keep and what should i sell

and recommend a wide angle please for me and if there is any lens i should probably add

you have enough gear to know best waht you like.  Look at your pictures, what's your most used lens? see the lesser used gear.

if you want a wide angle, the new tamron 17-28 2.8.

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my equipment: a7iii. NATIVE: sony 50 1.8. samyang 35 2.8. ADAPTED: sigma mc11 adapter. canon 85mm 1.8. sigma (canon) 12-24 4-5.6. canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 is ii.

LenRivers Senior Member • Posts: 1,253
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iori77 wrote:

hi everybody

i am armature hobbyist i shoot family photos and stuff

i have a7ii

i have 50 1.8 , 55 1.8 , tamron 28-70 , sony 70-300

what should i keep and what should i sell

and recommend a wide angle please for me and if there is any lens i should probably add

Unfortunately you should keep it all and sell it all...

If you are doing general stuff for fun and it seems you will sell whatever we tell you to sell I would say this since all of your lenses are expendable based on your question.

Sell All of your lenses and buy the Sony 24-105 you are covered with pretty much everything with one lens.

If you dont want to take a zoom lens with you I would get the Batis 40 mm. It is a nice middle ground between 35 mm and 50 mm but with better close focus ability and it is a really good lens.

that is what I would do, a total kit re-vamp

DenImage Senior Member • Posts: 2,793
Re: help me choose a gear

iori77 wrote:

hi everybody

i am armature hobbyist i shoot family photos and stuff

i have a7ii

i have 50 1.8 , 55 1.8 , tamron 28-70 , sony 70-300

what should i keep and what should i sell

and recommend a wide angle please for me and if there is any lens i should probably add

Sell the 50mm 1.8 and Tamron 28-70.

Keep the 55mm 1.8 and 70-300.

Then buy the Voigtlander FE 21mm f3.5, you'll then have a wide, fast-normal, and tele-zoom to cover 99% of a lot of photographers requirements.

Den

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EarthQuake Senior Member • Posts: 2,830
Re: help me choose a gear

verybiglebowski wrote:

iori77 wrote:

hi everybody

i am armature hobbyist i shoot family photos and stuff

i have a7ii

i have 50 1.8 , 55 1.8 , tamron 28-70 , sony 70-300

what should i keep and what should i sell

and recommend a wide angle please for me and if there is any lens i should probably add

Simple advice - sell FE 50/1.8 and buy Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD Sony FE.

More complex advice - sell FE 50/1.8 and use that money for some photo workshop of your interest. When you improve your skills, you will recognize where are your equipment limits and what you will really need to buy.

Yep this guy gets it. Not sure anything else needs to be said.

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