I would like to hear your opinion on some lenses that I'm going to buy.
Before i list them, few details on my gear. I have A77II, Tamron 18-270
and Minolta AF 50mm F1.4. Well, latter one is on it's way. Before i had A290
which some time ago started to die slowly (you can read about it in this thread
Few months ago, Following chappo1's advise, i bought "the beast", i call it like that because
amount of options and settings felt really overwhelming after changing from very simple A290,
which i was using for couple of years. With previous camera i had kit 18-55mm, minolta 28-85
and tamron 70-300. After getting A77II i thought that would be good idea to have one all rounder
lens instead of two (since getting minolta i didn't use sony's kit 18-55 at all).
To be honest, i regret getting rid of minolta and tamron 70-300. I'm not sure if that's because
my expectations have grown that much or this lens is just not good enough. I just can't take
sharp enough photos with 18-270 and distortions are quite bad. Although second problem is
easily fixable in post processing, first one isn't.
What i want to buy:
Minolta 100-400 apo
and maybe later on Sigma 10-20.
I have read, not all just a little, through Lens talk forum, but i'm still not sure if lenses of my choice
will be good. I don't expect to get sharpness and overall quality of G/CZ lenses, but i would like to
get something as good as possible without final bill shooting through the roof.
If you think that any lens can be replaced by something different but better quality with similar price tag,
don't be shy and let me know. For example instead of 28-135 i should get 28-105. I will appreciate
also if you can tell me which generation exactly i should get, since there was a difference in quality and
performance depending on production year.
Appoligies for longish post, i just want to describe my needs and expectations well enough
to make your answers as easy as pie ; ).
PS. One more question, i use uv filters to protect my lenses, what brand you recommend?