Z is for Zoom Lens............
No - that is not a zoom lens in the photo, but one of those filters pictured will be going on a new one that will arrive in the next day or two.
And man, am I excited!
I have spent many hours researching and comparing and reading about the different lenses that are available for my Sony DSLR.
As it uses many of the Minolta AF lenses, I have a huge selection to pick from, and it is a very involved job to find the right one.
I currently own a Minolta 70-210mm f4 beer can zoom lens that is a beauty, and I was hoping to find something with more reach - perhaps in the 300-400mm range.
But the prices on these babies is just ridiculous. The glass is top notch, so of course they are expensive, but for used Minolta lenses, I just couldn't see spending so much. And as much as I wanted a prime lens, I had to think twice about the zooms.
I checked what Sony had available, and I was able to watch the online auctions and snag a great deal on a Sony 70-300 f4.5-5.6 G SSM.
The G glass is the next best thing to the APO glass (those beautiful white lenses) which costs thousands of dollars.
I did a lot of comparisons on many different websites on how this lens performs, and it gets rave reviews, and the photos are gorgeous - both in color and sharpness.
The one I purchased is second hand, but from the list of the other lenses that he owns - I know he took good care of it.
Did I mention I am excited - my fingers are crossed for tomorrow!
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