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    Posted: 07 May 2019 at 17:25
I am looking at going into the E mount series, and would like to know if the above combination is any good.

I want to go FF and just have the one lens for use as a general walkabout outfit.

thanks in advance everyone
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I have an A7R and the 24-240. It a good comb. Take into account it is a super zoom, the lens is good overall. However is a heavy lens but balances on the A7R with battery grip just fine. It tends to hunt in low light situations but may be better on a new A7x body.
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Thanks, I dont plan on using the A7 for fast action or wildlife, so don't really need fps faster than 5.

Will look at later models if funds allow at the time of decision
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I would suggest Sony 24-105mm over the 24-240mm having had both.

The telephoto end is really useful but the IQ outside the centre is basically unusable for landscapes. Not to mention corners at 24mm is never fully sharp either. The 24-105mm on the other hand is sharp across the focal length. Its a better lens and OSS works better too on 24-105mm.
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did have a look at that one, but out of my reach if I stick to my original budget around GBP1500..

Have thought about a fast prime, maybe the Samyang 24mm f2.8 or the Sony FE 28mm f2 Lens

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If you are looking for a travel camera/lens comb, the 24-240 is good.
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Why do you want to go full frame?

If you're gonna use a IQ compromised super tele, why not go with an A6000 and 18-135? Just a thought. It will set you back a little under 1000 GBP new - if you buy used, you can add the lovely 10-18/4 OSS within your budget.

Why do you want a superzoom? Why not a set of primes? I went for the 28/2 and 85/1.8.

Within the stated price ranee and you wanting a normal-to-long zoom, I think the 24-240 is the only option around, you could look at the Canon mount 24-105/4 (Canon or Sigma) with an MC-11 adapter.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sploosher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2019 at 06:39
initially I thought about having just the one lens to reduce the risk of duct on the sensor etc, and just to have it as a walkabout setup.

Asked about the 24-249 as I was not sure how good the quality of that lens is, a set of primes could be the way to go, but I see that most of them from Sony are crazy prices which are way out of my league
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If you want primes do like Addy suggested and look at the 28/2, 85/1.8 and maybe the macro 50. These are all relatively modestly priced and good quality.

Other budget options are the Samyang lenses, like the 24/2.8 and 35/2.8. All very good value for a modest price.
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Originally posted by sploosher sploosher wrote:

initially I thought about having just the one lens to reduce the risk of dust on the sensor etc, and just to have it as a walkabout setup.
Well, the RX10 series cameras is even more convenient According to your signature you do not have a superzoom at the moment, is changing lenses a problem now?

Originally posted by sploosher sploosher wrote:

Asked about the 24-240 as I was not sure how good the quality of that lens is, a set of primes could be the way to go, but I see that most of them from Sony are crazy prices which are way out of my league
I understand. Like Pegelli said, there are some more or less affordable primes around:

Sony FE 50/1.8 used for 139 GBP @ Ffordes (new = 179 GBP @ Harrisons)
Samyang 24/2.8 and 35/2.8 are 279 GBP new @ ffordes
Sony FE 28/2 is 389 GBP new @ ffordes
Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art is 439 is GBP new @ Ffordes
Sony Zeiss 35/2.8 is 439 GBP used @ Ffordes
Sony FE 50/2.8 Macro is 489 GBP new @ Ffordes
Samyang FE 50/1.4 AF is 499 GBP used @ Ffordes

So, Ffordes has an A7 for 469 GBP, that gives you about 1000 GBP for lenses - if you can find a used 24-105 it might be within your budget.

If you go primes, you could get the Sony FE 28/2 and 85/1.8 for 1000 GBP.
Or you could get the Samyang 24/2.8, Sony FE 50/1.8 and Sigma 70mm or maybe the Sony FE 90/2.8 used.

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Since there is a cashback offer running if you shop around you can grab A7 easily for £400 or even £350 if you are patient.

Sony 24-105mm can be had for £850-900 used.

That leaves about £150-200 for a prime. You can get a FE50 or perhaps a samyang 24mm or 35mm f2.8 used. I'd personally go with FE50 though.
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The 24-240 is the best "all-in-one" lens that I ever had in 40 years, but I sold it when bought the 24-105 and compared them.
There is no comparison. The 24-105 is superior at all Fls and F-stops throughout the same range.
I seldom got good results with the 24-240 above about 150 unless the light was good, but I've certainly seen other users who got excellent shots at 240mm. It just wasn't my experience in over a year of use.
Nonetheless, I did get many excellent photos with it and my A7r and A7rii.

When I need the extra length, I take along my 70-300G, which isn't that often.

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Originally posted by Beautiful-Life Beautiful-Life wrote:

The 24-240 is the best "all-in-one" lens that I ever had in 40 years, but I sold it when bought the 24-105 and compared them.
There is no comparison. The 24-105 is superior at all Fls and F-stops throughout the same range.
I seldom got good results with the 24-240 above about 150 unless the light was good, but I've certainly seen other users who got excellent shots at 240mm. It just wasn't my experience in over a year of use.
Nonetheless, I did get many excellent photos with it and my A7r and A7rii.

When I need the extra length, I take along my 70-300G, which isn't that often.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote sploosher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2019 at 17:34
At the moment I am using the A700 and A550 with a selection of glass, but no superzoom.

I have had a hanckering to go FF for quite a while now, and have decide to take the plunge.

I decided on the A7 as an entry model, with the (slim) possibility of choosing a higher spec model later, If I get hooked on the E mount system, then it is not out of the question of me swapping over.

I dont have any problem buying second hand, in fact I do have my eye on a second hand A7 at £469 from Ffordes who I have used many times before.

I quite liked the idea of having solely primes though.

Just a question of biting the bullet...
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