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By Potra  
My dear friends, I am in the process of buying my first professional camera.
I have already decided to get the SONY A7 but I am not sure about the lenses, so I am asking your expert opinion.
Should I buy the 18-200mm?
or the 28-70mm and the 55-200mm?
Also I don't know what to buy to do macro, for my flowers...
I will appreciate any input you would kindly give me.
Kisses to all
PS: See why I have been working so hard? Wink

Tags: Street Black and white Venezuela Caracas

Voters: taggart, Irishkate, Alan_Baseley and 29 more

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taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
2 Jun 2015 11:13PM
Its a great image Marian, but I only know about Nikon-- The 28-70 is a wonderful lens!
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2015 11:17PM
Slightly sinister feel to this street with that one car on the road and the others parked.
I'm a Canon user so can't advice re Sony Marian.
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gajewski 16 10 9 United States
2 Jun 2015 11:24PM
A great shot, Marian. Reminds me a bit of film noir.

Recommending a lens is difficult for any of us because it so depends on what you are going to shoot.
When I got my first pro camera, I had little choice and purchased the lens that was available in my price range.
So, for a long time, I shot only with the 18 -- 200. It served me well for years because it allowed me to widen out for landscapes and get fairly close for portraits or distant urban scenes.
Good luck with this. There is a lot of good advice out there -- not only from ePz members but just general photography blogs and YouTube podcasts.

2 Jun 2015 11:30PM
Classy, very classy.
Regbaron 11 4 Australia
2 Jun 2015 11:33PM
Excellent,love the dark shadows and the light on the cars,well taken.👌Smile
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
2 Jun 2015 11:56PM
Wonderfully framed very powerful excellent mono, Marian.
Potra 7 Venezuela
2 Jun 2015 11:59PM

Quote:Classy, very classy.

Thank you so much John for the User Award.
I am honored by your preference.

Thanks to all who have left a comment or a "like" on this photo.
I am very attracted to backlit scenes, we have plenty of that in the tropics.
Potra 7 Venezuela
3 Jun 2015 12:03AM

Quote:Wonderfully framed very powerful excellent mono, Marian.

Oh Nezih! What a wonderful surprise, you gave it the UA while I was answering to the John's UA.

Teşekkür ederim arkadaşım.
If everything happens as I hope I will be visiting your country in 2016. Smile
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2015 12:14AM
Can't help you on the technicalities Marian. All I can say is that its a wonderful shot, and great to see you back.
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ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
3 Jun 2015 5:09AM
You've been missed, Marian.
Your picture today is very 'Third Man' - and exceptional.

From your body of work I would say you already know a lot more than me about photography so I won't offer advice.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2015 7:54AM
this is a stunning image
well done lass
I cant advise you on yourchoice of lens
But over the years I have played around with a few
my favourite is the proper nikon lens to go with my camera 298 to 300
anti shake....
my partner has just bought the equivelent in the canon series as he has a canon camera
whatever you get you will use it well
F.G. X
woolybill1 Plus
14 34 76 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2015 8:22AM
Wonderful contre-jour photography, Marian. I love the composition as well as the treatment; the light is enviable.

I am not a Sony user; however, I believe the A7 is a full-frame camera (sensor size approximately 36mm x 24mm) while 18-200mm is for most manufacturers a lens for smaller sensors (APS-C, perhaps 24mm x 16mm) so unsuitable for full frame. The standard lens would seem to be the 28-70mm. I'm not sufficiently familiar with the range to suggest a second lens; however, to photograph flowers you do not need an exotic long macro lens; I expect most people would choose something around 100mm. I hope this helps a little.

Welcome back!

TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2015 10:18AM
Can't help with the lens choice, I'm afraid, but I do love your image above Smile
I might be tempted to crop down a fraction from the top, to remove that bright top left corner while still leaving the sense of backlit sunlight on the cars and street, but that's very much a personal opinion.

Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2015 1:48PM
This is excellent MarianGrinGrin

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2015 6:12PM
i meant 28 to 300...ooopsBlush
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
16 Jun 2015 9:22AM
Magical 😆

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