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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by glad2badad glad2badad wrote:

I was lucky in finding a LA-EA3 for cheap and I really like the way it works with some glass I own such as Sony 70-400 / Sigma 70-200 / Sony 16-50. The EA3 seems faster to focus.
On the A6000? your expectation for the AF system are different from mine.....

No, I was talking about how those lens worked with my A7II, and I'm hoping for decent results with the EA3 & A6000 with the SAM versions. I'll end up comparing them with the EA4 as well, but I'd prefer to use the EA3 with the A6000. I won't be out much if it's not a satisfactory result and can probably get back most of the $$$ spent on the lens if I need to go back to the drawing board.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2019 at 17:49
Go with e-mount 18-135/3,5-5,6 OSS. It is small and light lens, more jacketable than 18-105/4 G OSS. I think you cover most ot your every-day needs with 27-203mm full frame equiv lens. It is sharp in the centre area wide open at every focal length and 1 stop down greatly sharp from edge to edge. Just select great copy.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2019 at 15:26
For the trips you suggest, how about staying with the compact folding zoom SELP1650? Yes, you lose the long end but for most casual display purposes the digital x2 zoom doens't give any obvious loss of IQ, plus it has stabilisaiton and is quite compact.

I took my Nex-6 on holiday to Madeira a few weeks ago, for the first time as my only digital camera (I took a film camera too ) and though I did take a few telephoto lenses with me, I didn't use any of them on the Nex.

My personal view is that when I want long lenses and decent wide-range zooms I will take the large A-mount camera, and when I don't, I take the Nex and the one lens permanently attached. I tried mixing and matching A-mount lenses with the Nex and found the combination not as good. If you want to use MF lenses, that is another issue of course.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aavo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2019 at 17:04
Agree. My experience with e-mount is the same - use native e-mount lenses, if you like AF.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote glad2badad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2019 at 01:20
Ok, I feel like an idiot (probably am - gah). So, tonight I thought about what was mentioned in here earlier and tried the EA4 adapter on the A6000, and the Sigma 18-250 works just fine. Low light indoors, flexible-spot, and was getting good focus. I'll try it outside in the next day or two, but I'm thinking it's going to be fine. Plus the lens has OS ...

I was trying the EA3 because I thought it would work with the A6000 phase detection, which it does on the A7II. Different phase detection at work here I found out. Now, if I'd have picked up an A6300 I'd be a happy camper with the EA3 because (from what I read last night) Sony upgraded the 6300 and that phase detection works with the EA3.

So, most likely will send back the couple of lens I just ordered (SAM versions) and maybe, just maybe, I'll pick up a native E-mount lens for fun. Or ... I'll just save the $$$ and put it toward that A77III when it comes out. :-D In the meantime it's the A6000, EA4, Sigma 30/1.4 and 18-250. Let the camping season begin!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 2manycamera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2019 at 14:53
Very good! Glad that combo works for you.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote glad2badad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2019 at 20:28
Originally posted by 2manycamera 2manycamera wrote:

Very good! Glad that combo works for you.

Thanks. Should have listened to you sooner. :)

So ... the Sony 35/1.8 SAM showed up today. Tried it with the EA3 ... really, REALLY, slow. Unusable. I did put the two Sigmas on the A6000 with the EA4 today with good light and definitely usable.

Interested to see what impact this new firmware update does for the A6000?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote glad2badad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 April 2019 at 23:33
Just popping back in to say I've had one opportunity to head out with the Troop and the new combo (A6000 / 18-250 / 30) worked very well. Meant to have someone get a shot with my setup to share ... next time. :-)

Did not notice any changes with the firmware update for the 6000, but I've not used it that much to see any changes.
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