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Bionic eye
16-09-2015, 8:50am
Hi Im new to the Sony A7II. I thought I was purchasing a kit but got the body only option.
So now im on the hunt for a wide angle lens something in the 16-50mm reange. I have $300 cash back coming from sony so thats basically my buget. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
Thanks Jay.

16-09-2015, 9:39am
Samyang make a 14 mm f2.8 for sony, but it's manual only. It's a good lens that might be close to your budget? Cheers.

Bionic eye
16-09-2015, 9:45am
Nice! Thanks

19-09-2015, 12:18pm
There are cashbacks for lenses too.
But a quick gander reveals only the 35mm f2.8 being remotely in your price range.
If you do a shopbot search, street prices brings this down to $500-$600 range after cashback so still a bit over.
But you'd need to research the lens yourself as I'm not very familiar with the Sony FE mount range.
Oh, if you do use the shopbot site for price reference, check the retailer as well to make sure it is a reputable one.

19-09-2015, 11:09pm
With a Full Frame camera you won't look back, I'm sure.

Good cameras need good glass, but it costs. My two FE lens are the are the 16-35 and 24-70 which I'm very happy with, but aren't in your price range. I also use my A mount Tamron 70-200 and Sony 70-400 with adaptor (both Full frame which I was already using with my a65 & a77).

I'm not sure what you were shooting previously but with adaptors those lens may work ok, or the kit lens is usually the 28-70, there may be a few of those on eBay/gumtree.

Bionic eye
23-09-2015, 6:28am
Thank you!

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Ive got some good lenses around. An old Pentax 135mm F3.5 Supr Takamar, Pentax-Asahi 50mm F2 and a 58mm F2 Helios. As for my Canon glass Ive got the Ef50mm F1.8, EF 40mm F2.8 and the EF-s lenses are the kit 18-554mm and 55-250mm.
I have an EF to E mount adapter in the mail and the EF to M42 and EF to Penatx K mount already in my kit as I used them on the Canon 550D.