Sony Upgrade Options
View Single Post
03-05-11, 07:23 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Originally Posted by
At the moment I am just about making use of the features of my camera. However as I want to get some more lenses, predominantly a macro and a wide angle I took a look at what would be likely upgrade options for the camera in the future. I didn't want to be stuck with a lot of lenses for a Sony camera and then find out there was nothing to upgrade to later on.
So my option was either to keep investing in Sony fit lenses and move to an upgraded Sony body when my current one no longer meets my needs. Or while I only have limited equipment and lower investment cost move to another brand of camera.
Nikon and Canon seem to do better within reviews than Sony bodies, so I began to wonder. I know Sony make Nikon sensors so in theory with the same lenses in front of the sensor I assume I would get comparable quality pictures, in which case my choices would be more about lenses than bodies. I have been told there will be more better quality mid level lenses for Nikon and Canon than Sony and this began to sway me. I don't want to spend thousands of pounds on lenses, so would I benefit from the swap? Is a complex question to answer, and in reality there probably is no right answer anyhow!
If you are looking at Marco lenses I have the Tamron 90 Di II F2.8 lens with 1:1 macro ratio and it is very good indeed. As for wide angle lenses I have the Tamron 10-24mm and Sony's 16-80 CZ lens and both are very good although the Sony CZ is amazing.
I have the a580 and so far when combined with my Sony 16-80mm CZ and Sony 70-300 G Series SSM lenses has produced nothing but outstanding results.
Take a look at the Tamron 90mm Di it is a very good lens. Don't forget that Sigma also produce some very good lenses for Sony too!
I don't believe that upgrading to another make will show a marked difference and I'd say the same if I had a Nikon, Canon or Pentax.
View Forum Profile
Send a private message to mysterylens
Find all posts by mysterylens