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    Posted: 06 January 2019 at 02:25
I recently picked up an A6000 body with a 16-50mm to replace a 4/3rds Panny I shot for years. I'm currently looking for a second longer zoom lens for the 6000, but since I'm not really familiar with the better options in the Sony/Minolta arena from a personal point of view, I'd appreciate a suggestion for an A mount zoom lens instead for the A6000 thru adapter so I could use it on a Maxxum 70 drawer dweller carry as well. Something lighter would be much prefered. Thanks

 



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35-80 F4-5.6 II (150 g)
28-80 F3.5-5.6 D (190 g)
35-70 F3.5-4.5 (220 g)
35-70 F4 (255 g)
28-100 F3.5-5.6 D (270 g)
35-105 F3.5-4.5 N (290 g)

70-210 F4.5-5.6 II (320 g)
70-210 F4.5-5.6 I (350 g)
100-200 F4.5 (375 g)
70-210 F3.5-4.5 (420 g)
100-300 F4.5-5.6 APO (435 g)
75-300 F4.5-5.6 D (460 g)

The Sony DT 55-200 F4-5.6 SAM (305 g) sort of covers full-frame too.

Edited by QuietOC - 06 January 2019 at 03:16
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Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

The Sony DT 55-200 F4-5.6 SAM (305 g) sort of covers full-frame too.
Although the full frame coverage is irrelevant if one aims to use the lens on a camera with APS-C sensor like α6000. However, if one is looking for a lens to be used on E mount camera, instead of this A mount lens, I would say the native E mount Sony 55-210 mm F4.5-6.3 OSS (345 g) might be a better choice since there is always downsides when using the lens mount adapters: mirrorless LA-AE1/3 only work with lenses with built-in AF motors and may still have some issues with longer focal lenghts, LA-AE2/4 with the trusty SLT AF then work with every A-mount lens fine, albeit have the limited number of centrally located AF points.
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Nice overview by QuietOC

What do you mean by a longer lens? And what do you want to use it for?

If you want something that can be used as a general purpose lens on APS-C, I would also take a look at the 24-85/3.5-4.5 (415gr) and 24-105/3.5-4.5 (432gr).

More general, I would not bother with an A mount lens for your A6000 for any serious work. Get a nice stabdard lens for your 70 (the 35-70/4 or 24-85 would be my choice) and maybe a nice tele lens (for me, that would be the 70-210/3.5-4.5 or 100-300 APO). And get something native on E mount for the A6000.
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Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

The Sony DT 55-200 F4-5.6 SAM (305 g) sort of covers full-frame too.
Although the full frame coverage is irrelevant if one aims to use the lens on a camera with APS-C sensor like α6000. However, if one is looking for a lens to be used on E mount camera, instead of this A mount lens, I would say the native E mount Sony 55-210 mm F4.5-6.3 OSS (345 g) might be a better choice since there is always downsides when using the lens mount adapters: mirrorless LA-AE1/3 only work with lenses with built-in AF motors and may still have some issues with longer focal lenghts, LA-AE2/4 with the trusty SLT AF then work with every A-mount lens fine, albeit have the limited number of centrally located AF points.


I too would opt for an E-mount lens as the optimum choice on an A6000, but the OP wants to use the same lens on his A-mount film camera. However, you also need to figure in the cost of an adapter - which will cost more than another lens if it allows AF. An E-mount 55-210 and an A-mount 70-210 (this one if weight matters) would cost less, but if the OP wants to carry both bodies and is worried about the weight of multiple lenses the adapter option would make more sense.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 January 2019 at 11:51
The Sony E 55-210 OSS is what I use on my A6000. The SAM lenses focus very slowly the LA-EA1 or LA-EA3 on this camera.
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Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

The Sony E 55-210 OSS is what I use on my A6000. The SAM lenses focus very slowly the LA-EA1 or LA-EA3 on this camera.
yes, the A6000 doesn't use its phase detect points with adapted lenses, unfortunate
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Thanks for the advice. I"ll go with another E mount lens instead which makes more sense and consider where to go with the 70 body. Perhaps I"ll replace.






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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 January 2019 at 17:21
Originally posted by wacrider wacrider wrote:

Thanks for the advice. I"ll go with another E mount lens instead which makes more sense and consider where to go with the 70 body. Perhaps I"ll replace.

You can probably get a Minolta 28-80 and 70-210 for it for $30 total.
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