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Sony full frame lens suggestions?

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Sony full frame lens suggestions?

I'm 90% switching to the a7iii from a6000.
Gonna be getting rid of my sigma 30 mm f1.4, Zeiss 16-70 f4.

What are some comparable lenses for full frame?

I photograph kids (mine, lol), street, some toy photography
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Similar replacements, but not exact, would be the following:

- Replace Sigma 30mm 1.4 with Sony Zeiss 55mm 1.8 - slightly narrower field of view
- Replace Sony Zeiss 16-70 with the Tamron 28-75 2.8 - less range than the 24-105 you currently have, but much brighter and at a great price point. You could also go for the Sony 24-105 f4 if the range is required.

If it's jut for kids and street, you may want to stick with crop. Will be less expensive and smaller overall. Maybe upgrade to the A6500 if you want improved performance (Eye AF in CAF, IBIS, 4K, etc).

But, if you have the funds and want th best quality, by all means, go Full Frame. The A7iii is a fantastic camera.
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Always buy the fastest lens you can afford. I have a full frame body and have the following lenses:

50mm F1.2
24-70mm F2.8
70-200mm F4

I only ever use the longer lens outdoors, otherwise the 24-70 is used 95% of the time. I shoot my kid a lot too and as you know they never stay still. You need a fast lens for them!

IMO 28mm zoom lens is too tight and you’ll probably end up regretting it.
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I'm beginning to lose faith lol these full frame lenses are much more $$$ (justifiably)
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kevwo wrote:
Dec 27th, 2018 12:36 pm
I'm beginning to lose faith lol these full frame lenses are much more $$$ (justifiably)
Photography is a terrible rabbit hole that has no bottom...
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EP32k2 wrote:
Dec 27th, 2018 1:15 pm
Photography is a terrible rabbit hole that has no bottom...
That can be said about any hobby, at least photography has the potential to earn you money.

I think modifying cars is a much more expensive hobby.
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rebel_rfd wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 8:46 am
That can be said about any hobby, at least photography has the potential to earn you money.

I think modifying cars is a much more expensive hobby.
I think next time I start a new hobby, I'll make an extensive research on the equipments price first. Starting to get serious with guitars a few months ago and oh boy! A reputable all solid wood guitar is like $2K and above. The one I want is like $4.5k USD... The price of a Sony A9 or A7 III with the 24-70 F2.8 GM.
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Gin Martini wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 9:22 am
I think next time I start a new hobby, I'll make an extensive research on the equipments price first. Starting to get serious with guitars a few months ago and oh boy! A reputable all solid wood guitar is like $2K and above. The one I want is like $4.5k USD... The price of a Sony A9 or A7 III with the 24-70 F2.8 GM.
What are the chances of you putting out a single versus a few decent Instagram posts that get picked up for commercial needs?

At the end of the day, you should only invest into gear if you feel it's the technical aspect holding you back.

I got lucky doing the switch to Sony from Canon before A7III got revealed and the EOS-R.
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any hobby can get expensive
no point going for what you 'want'...because i also want a 3 vacations a year, a hand-built sports car and a house in the nicest neighbourhood
at least glass lasts a long time 10+ years and timing a good body can easily be in the 6 years (no rush to upgrade the a7r ii until we go 60MP+)
a $1500 video card otoh is good for maybe 3 year
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Is the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 all hype? Or is it actually that good
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rebel_rfd wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 9:50 am
What are the chances of you putting out a single versus a few decent Instagram posts that get picked up for commercial needs?

At the end of the day, you should only invest into gear if you feel it's the technical aspect holding you back.

I got lucky doing the switch to Sony from Canon before A7III got revealed and the EOS-R.
Why not both? To be honest, I'm not having hobbies to make money out of them. If it happens that I get good enough and can use my skills to make money, that's great but it isn't my main priority. It's all about having fun.

If it happens that I spend a few thousands on hobbies that I'll never get a dollar back in a few years, it's ok with me. As long as it doesn't put me in debt.
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kevwo wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 10:11 am
Is the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 all hype? Or is it actually that good
I never used it, but I have heard high praises in the Youtube photography community. DPReview gave it lens of the year iirc, not that it means a lot. The price is really interesting compared to it's rival. I think price/value, it's a pretty good.
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kevwo wrote:
Dec 28th, 2018 10:11 am
Is the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 all hype? Or is it actually that good
I don't know for sure, but I can tell you this. I didn't even know this lens existed for e-mount. I only heard about it because of others commenting on how good it is.

I wouldn't but one, simply because it's not even close to being wide enough for me personally. This also way I've never look up this lens either. However, I still hear great things about this lens.

The 55 f1.8 is a must own at least once. I've owned this lens twice.
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Just tested the Tamron on my a6000, and on a a7iii. That lens is no joke!!!
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enjoy your new toy~
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