Sony A77 II question

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    Hi

    This is body only £899 at LCE (£999 @ Jessops), or £1199 including Sony 16-50 f2.8 at Jessops (£1299 @ LCE - but 28 day lead time).

    Buying the cheaper body from LCE and the 16-50 elsewhere, would still work out pricier than the bundle at either store, so the question is - £899 body only and buy other various lenses (I already have an A55 with a few low end lenses - Tamron 70-300, Sony 18-55, Minolta 50mm, Sigma 24mm), or is the 16-50 really that good that I'd be a fool not to buy it in the bundle from Jessops?

    Hope that rather complicated post made sense...
     
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    Personally I'd go for the kit with the 16-50.

    Some people prefer slightly longer "standard lenses" but the faster aperture suites other people more.
    The reviews look good and you are effectively paying £300 for the lens... which is not much more than it's secondhand value.
    Note that it will be a lot better than your current 18-55 kit lens.
     
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    Wow, I didn't realise the A77-II was still so expensive, it's the same price as when I bought it at launch (Jessops price) :eek:

    Anyway, as above £300 for the 16-50mm f2.8 is a very good price. I was pretty happy with mine :smashin:
     
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    You'll be left wondering what you are missing out on.

    After getting the 16-50 your 18-55 and 24 will definitely gather dust.

    Your 50 should be very sharp by f2.8 so might get used for the odd head and shoulder type portrait. However the more flexible 16-50 zoom stopped down to f4 might mean even the 50 sitting in the bag though, it's rare that I reach for my Sigma 50 f1.4.

    Having said that, you could get a second-hand £150 Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 or Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 from the bay and have change for a macro lens or flash. Those two lenses were the ones to get before the 16-50 was released. I had the Tamron and it was very good, screw driven of course so noisy AF if you wanted to do video, but optically very good as is the Sigma.
     

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