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Lens choices.
So On the way are the Sigma 30 and 60 DN ART lenses.  That's this months budget gone :)

I figure the SamyangRokinon 12mm will round out the wide end and not be too pricey.

Now, the long end.  There the 70-200 /4 G which would give me an effective 300mm at the long end. Quite acceptable though a bit expensive (Not as expensive as the 300 2.8 though.. jeez..)

The 70-200 would fit with the 18-105 nicely, covering the whole range

Or do I try and find an e-mount long prime?

Thoughts?
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Or the new FE 24-240mm. See my post above with the bird photos. Then you have a lens for a full-frame also.
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Haven't had any chances tog et out with the camera since it arrived and of course today is dreary grey flat overcast.

Still, gott a try and shoot every day.

Aha!  Lightroom to Google+ Actually works thanks to  Jeffrey Friedl's blog

http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies/picasaweb
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So, the dealer I originally ordered the a6000 from can't get one (!) until the middle of may.

They had the 18-105 G lens and sent that so that's fine.  called them today since it's been a week since I ordered it and got told not till mid May.  sigh.
Cancelled that order and bought one from Amazon and it will be here tomorrow.

I have a long weekend starting the 1st so I'll try and get out for some shooting.
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I read a lot of reviews and so on, watched a lot of youtube vids too before deciding.

I figure I saw enough pro photographers abandon Canon and Nikon for the a6000, a7 etc that even my lack of skills could make it work.

For giggles, go watch Jason Lanier shoot a wedding, originally intending to use a D800 and switching to the a6000 part way through.
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So, I just ordered an a6000 with the 18-105 F/4 G Lens.

For the last <cough> years I've been using a canon 20D I bought in 1972! So, I expect I'll have to learn a lot of new things.

Over the next few months I'll be looking to expand the lens lineup. probably start with the 30mm macro since I'd like to get into that.

I know the 18-105 is probably more suited to video than stills, and I don't expect to be focussing (pun) on video as much as stills but it covers a nice range and it's been recommended by several people.
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Yea, I used to worry about distortion and CA when I shot film. I don't any more. 

It's DIGITAL.  Just 1 and 0 in a file. It's possible to correct almost anything with zero loss.

As long as Lightroom (or camera RAW, actually) has a profile for the lens I'm not worried.
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The start of most of the funniest visual comedy ever produced
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/11/feature_charlie_chaplin_the_tramp_100_years_old/
The enduring comic brilliance of the iconic underdog
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Thanks Bazz, i love Chaplin
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Just had a quick  play this morning (Back to work now) One  T6 rift  to try out  2.2

So far, It's very nice. Found a Treasure Goblin and the new pickup hoover is really nice. Click one thing and all the same things get picked up.

Apart from that not much different yet..apart from the Icon showing me how many sentries I have up.. very nice and helpful that.

Here's my girl, looking badass.. :)
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Being a hoarder, I appreciate that multiple loot pickup so much!
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Even though it won't fire on the a6000 the LED ring flash I have has the option to provide continuous light.

Makes focusing a lot easier, actually, so I'm quite pleased.

Canon 100 f/2.8 , 10s at f/32 on the a6000
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I've given up on seasons.  Gone back to my regular DH

Can't face the grind again for what seems like an eternity. .
I'd rather get gear for my regular character.
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That was my feeling before the start of S3. Although I enjoyed S2, I felt that there was lots of new material after 2.2 that didn't need a Season char to enjoy. Am still working on my non-S WD :) 

I suppose it is more fun in a clan. Most of my clan is on Season; only a few of us playing non-S. All good fun anyway. 
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Yay..Camera arrived yesterday.. Shot some throwaway things just to get the feel of it.

Also waiting for a new PC so no way to post anything except the phone, really and honestly, there's probably not much I'd like to show right now anyway :)

The wireless phone transfer stuff is really good, if a little slow to set up, but I put the 1.20 software update on it last night which is supposed to help with that.

Handling it with the 18-105 G lens is fine.. A LOT lighter than the Canon. I'll be carrying this around a lot, though I'm really looking forward to getting the Sigma 30 and 60 lenses for very good portability. Couple of months for that, I think.

Played with manual focus and peaking a bit..  Just waiting for the Photodiox adapter today and I'll test the Canon 100 2.8 macro with it.

None of my, admittedly very old, flashes will fire off the hot shoe but I'd be surprised if they did, being about 20 years old lol.

Looks like some Yongnuou flashes also on the list soon.
I do have a recent cheapo LED ring flash which works great but haven't tried it on the Sony yet. Hope that works.

I did get a UV filter in the end. I don't like to use a lens cap unless I won't be using the camera for a long while  so it'll help with dust and crap getting on the lens.

Trying to get used to the power zoom - I keep turning the zoom ring, which works, and the focus ring which doesn't (in AF) - I'm very used to the Canon full-time manual focus thing which lets you 'touch-up' the focus even while in AF.

So, I'm really pleased with the size and weight and handling.
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+Bazz Freeman​ since you already have the 18-105 G F4, I'd say get the Sony 35 1.8 and 50 1.8; what you'll get over the Sigmas is 1 1/3 native extra stop, full sensor PDAF and OSS, with translates in 2-4 extra stop advantage.
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SA Wardega. Help for shelter animals.

+Big Cat Rescue
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Da sping is sprung
da grass is riz
I wonder where dem boidies is?

Da little boids is on da wing
Aint dat absoid?
Da little wings is on da boid!
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I like the new Grift completion thing.
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I manage Databases on Microsoft SQL Server, play World of Warcraft. I speak English and Profanity. I like to read Science Fiction and am a patron of Baen Books. I am an e-Cigarette Evangelist.If you are still paying the tobacco companies to kill you, talk to me. Over 2 years since my last cigarette and no cravings. I've also just got back into photography again after quite a long hiatus.
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I am a vaper. That is, I use electronic vapourisers.  I don't do clones. I don't use things that look like cigarettes.

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