Bredatn, i used to have the Tam 17-50 as my main lens when i had an A700. The lens was very sharp, descent IQ, color but it was noisy and built was cheap plastic. The noisy AF is def not what you want if your going the SLT route in future.
The CZ 16-80 is a very good lens with great reviews, sharp, super IQ. Is not a fast lens but has good zoom reach. IMHO its build quality isn't great and the price does not justify that. Being CZ i expected better.
Finally i would suggest to look into the latest Sony 16-50 2.8 SSM. I got this lens a couple of months ago with my A77. Its built quality is super. Dust and Moisture proof. Its very sharp, super IQ, SSM is quite (good for video or stills inside churches) and its a fast 2.8 lens. This lens was made for the high MP sensor cameras of sony. Its value for its price.
Hello everyone. Am new to the Dynax digital forum.
Around 2 months ago i upgraded from my trusty A700 to a A77. Am very happy with the upgrade as the A77 is an awesome camera in so many ways.
My question- On the menu there is an option for front curtain shutter on/ off. Would anyone share with me what is it? and what are the advantages/ disadvantages of having the front curtain shutter on and off. Thank you.