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    Posted: 17 February 2017 at 17:32
Hey guys!

What do you think? a friend of mine just bought my 70-200 f/4 E-mount and another friend is selling his 70-200 f/2.8 A-mount. I have the LAEA3 Adapter and I use the Sony A7S, my use is ONLY for video, I don't use AF.

With this in mind, what do you think about this trade? optically speaking? the bigger size of the A-mount lens I think it's a plus for me.

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Get the canon version if you are going to adapt anyway. I was never impressed with the Sony version wide open. Canon on the other hand makes the best 70-200mm lenses.

But at the resolution you are shooting video they both won't show much difference.

Considering you are mainly manual focusing on A7s, the Minolta 80-200mm/2.8 might be better cheaper option.

Edited by nandbytes - 17 February 2017 at 17:41
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2017 at 17:39
Can't comment on the lens swap but am curious if you signature list is accurate, it would help member replies about recommendations.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2017 at 17:55
Why did you sell the FE 70-200/4?
Why is the bigger size of the 70-200/2.8 a plus?
What about the FE 70-200/2.8 GM?
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hmmm yeah, the Canon is one of the best lenses... but I just asked this because a friend of mine is selling his 70-200 2.8... and the same Canon would be much more expensive here in Brazil, also, the Metabones adapter is very expensive also
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Originally posted by stiuskr stiuskr wrote:

Can't comment on the lens swap but am curious if you signature list is accurate, it would help member replies about recommendations.


Ops! I'm sorry! I haven't post for a while... lol

I'll update now, thanks!
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Originally posted by Ivan Lee Ivan Lee wrote:

hmmm yeah, the Canon is one of the best lenses... but I just asked this because a friend of mine is selling his 70-200 2.8... and the same Canon would be much more expensive here in Brazil, also, the Metabones adapter is very expensive also


If you are manual focusing why do you need metabones. A cheap adapter that provides electronic aperture control is sufficient.

Also how about Minolta 80-200mm? Or the later tamron 70-200mm or sigma 70-200mm?

If all those are more expensive than Sony then go for it (which would be surprising as Sony version rather highly priced). At least in UK at one point it was same price to purchase canon 70-200mm with metabones as it was Sony lens alone.
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Why did you sell the FE 70-200/4?
Why is the bigger size of the 70-200/2.8 a plus?
What about the FE 70-200/2.8 GM?


I didn't use much, and a friend of mine begged to buy this lens from me lol

About the size, what I'm going to say may look silly, but it looks "better" for the client, specially when we work with these small mirrorless cameras... yeah, I know, it's silly...

the FE 70-200/2.8 GM is super, super expensive... I live in Brazil :(
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Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

Originally posted by Ivan Lee Ivan Lee wrote:

hmmm yeah, the Canon is one of the best lenses... but I just asked this because a friend of mine is selling his 70-200 2.8... and the same Canon would be much more expensive here in Brazil, also, the Metabones adapter is very expensive also


If you are manual focusing why do you need metabones. A cheap adapter that provides electronic aperture control is sufficient.

Also how about Minolta 80-200mm? Or the later tamron 70-200mm or sigma 70-200mm?

If all those are more expensive than Sony then go for it (which would be surprising as Sony version rather highly priced). At least in UK at one point it was same price to purchase canon 70-200mm with metabones as it was Sony lens alone.


You're right about the adapter!

About the Minolta 80-200, I have never seen one for sale in Brazil since I started with A-mount in 2006. I could buy via Ebay, but the taxes are very high in Brazil...

Maybe I will spend the money with something else...
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I could buy an 80-200 for about 800 + 60% in taxes... I would pay just the price I sold my 70-200...interesting
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2017 at 21:12
Originally posted by Ivan Lee Ivan Lee wrote:

the FE 70-200/2.8 GM is super, super expensive... I live in Brazil :(
It's expensive everywhere

The 80-200/2.8 sounds nice, but maybe a Sigma or Tamron 70-200/2.8 would be cheaper. Just a thought.
But if you didn't use the 70-200/4, why would you use a 70-200/2.8? Just another thought.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ivan Lee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 February 2017 at 12:04
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by Ivan Lee Ivan Lee wrote:

the FE 70-200/2.8 GM is super, super expensive... I live in Brazil :(
It's expensive everywhere

The 80-200/2.8 sounds nice, but maybe a Sigma or Tamron 70-200/2.8 would be cheaper. Just a thought.
But if you didn't use the 70-200/4, why would you use a 70-200/2.8? Just another thought.


Yeah! but you never know when you need for a job...just in case
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gaza Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2017 at 21:47
Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

Get the canon version if you are going to adapt anyway. I was never impressed with the Sony version wide open. Canon on the other hand makes the best 70-200mm lenses.

But at the resolution you are shooting video they both won't show much difference.

Considering you are mainly manual focusing on A7s, the Minolta 80-200mm/2.8 might be better cheaper option.
i have the 70-200 in a-mount and its not good wide open
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