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Best I Can Get On A $400 Budget? Help

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 Posted 03/01/2020  6:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe that lens should work fine with your A350, but your camera won't display Live View using Imaging Edge. Visit link below to see supported A-Mount cameras:

https://support.d-imaging.sony.co.j...ices/#amount
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 Posted 03/01/2020  6:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jwm74 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tamron vs. Sigma 90mm macro lens. Preference? Other good brands to consider? New macro lens on Amazon were TOO expensive. Looking at used now.
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 Posted 03/01/2020  6:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jwm74 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
darn! I saw that chart and just saw the check mark in the first column and didn't look at the rest of the chart and assumed (I know what happens when you assume!) it meant the A350 was compatible with all the features. Thank you so much for pointing that out. I will now have to reconsider my approach to this situation and what direction I want to go.

You have to be applauded for all the help and direction you provide to this forum (and I am sure others) for people just starting out (and mid range to experts as well). A big Thank You!
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 Posted 03/01/2020  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You are welcome!

Edited to add: ceteris paribus, I would choose Sigma.
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03/01/2020 7:32 pm
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 Posted 03/01/2020  8:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jwm74 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think I am back on the <$400 kit.
Comments on Rebel XS vs. XSi.

XSi on ebay with 8,289 SHUTTER;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CANON-EOS-...AOSwWVBeVXjl

versus XS at KEH

https://www.keh.com/shop/rebel-xs-b...0-m-p-1.html

XS is rated EX for $69.60
XSi is $79.99

Is 8289 shutter use good, bad, mediocre?
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 Posted 03/01/2020  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The XS is 10.2MP, 3888x2592. The XSi is 12MP, 4,272 x 2,848. So cropped square, your full size images are 2592 vs 2848 pixels, or about 10% bigger. Won't make much difference.

I have never tried an XSi so can't comment about mechanics or durability comparisons.

8289 is a good low shutter count, but it is still high enough that if the user was not careful, the camera could have a lot of cosmetic wear. When I am buying an XS, I look at the rubber grip to see if it is worn. I only buy cameras with near perfect cosmetics.
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 Posted 04/20/2020  10:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rmpsrpms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This objective might be a bit better than the M5 for coins due to the longer working distance, though the M5 is tough to beat for image quality. It is probably of Chinese origin, but one of the best 4x objectives I own was made in China, so I am origin-agnostic:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/LWD-5X-M-5...174231918263

At $27.50, you really can't go wrong with this one.
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04/20/2020 10:57 pm
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 Posted 05/11/2020  08:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Eyez to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
theres a shop on ebay I shop from for lens its called roberts https://www.ebay.com/str/Roberts-Ca...047675.l2563 has some decent stuff good price just picked up my sigma 70-300mm DL super macro lens for my Nikon under 80 bucks in excellent condition, cameras also and still learning to use that monster lens sheesh.
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05/11/2020 08:16 am
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