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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 January 2021 at 15:19
No one else is making adapters for A-mount lenses. Sony wants you to buy more. The LA-EA3 history is a good case. They did a firmware update for the A7II to allow it to focus motorized A-mount lenses with its on-sensor phase-detect using the LA-EA3, but they didn't add that to any other camera including the still popular A6000. The A6000 is otherwise more capable for AF than the A7II.

The A6100 and A6400 have a newer AF system than the A7III. The A7II and A7RII are not very good for AF-C. The A7RIII is not a good option either. It uses the old sensor of the A7RII with its more limited on-sensor phase-detect. Even the A7RIV is not a very good option for AF-C.

My inexpensive solution for burst AF-C is EF lenses with the Metabones IV adapter with the limitation being only the central AF points work. I am using the EF 70-200 F4L and 200 F2.8L and considering a Canon dSLR.

Edited by QuietOC - 09 January 2021 at 15:26
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Cool - was worth a double check that you've considered a long term look.

Often people will collect a couple of lenses that do similar things. And sometimes one alternative lens might capture that in a new system.

And I am lucky that even if a lens took 1s to AF and the camera shot at 2fps I'd be happy - I'm single point AF and single frame advance and live in the 28-50mm zone ... but did do the 300mm stuff a while back (in my Dynax 7D and Nikon D200 days). Really (financially) pleased that the A7II was the gateway drug for me
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Post Options Post Options   Quote crysania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 January 2021 at 16:21
I wish I'd be happy with that fps and slow AF! Unfortunately, dogs are my big love for photography and so above all else, speed is important. It definitely limits what cameras I can get.
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Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

No one else is making adapters for A-mount lenses.
Actually there are also non-Sony A mount to E mount adapters. However, these are dummy ones, so I think these might be useful only for those few fully manual lenses that are available for A mount (some LAOWA models, Lensbabies etc.).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote crysania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 January 2021 at 16:28
And to add, my plan if I go to the mirrorless would be to eventually either get the Tamron 70-180 2.8 or, if I could afford it (or get a used copy), get the Sony 70-200 2.8. I very rarely use much else.

The only two lenses I use regularly are my 135mm f/2.8 (for hiking with the dogs because it weighs nothing) and my 80-200 f/2.8.

I have a huge variety of lenses that get on the camera only once in a great while. So if I could just get ONE longer f/2.8 zoom for it I'd be good to go for the most part.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 January 2021 at 17:15
Originally posted by neilt3 neilt3 wrote:

If your happy with the a77ii and your after an adapter just so the lenses work the same way on e-mount , why not just get a backup a77ii body ?
Or an a99ii ...

Your asking about current adapters that work on current bodies to replace a camera that might still be working in 5 years , by which point this information is out of date anyway .
As you seem happy now , and aren't seeking to upgrade / improve , just to retain what you already have , just getting a backup , new or used seems the best option to me .

+1 There's a link in the sales section for some A-Mount NOS bodies at reasonable prices. I already stocked up at a discount, so it wasn't for me.
Barring that "click away" and await the next generation of offerings and look again.
You appear to need an a99II, a9 or a7RIV to get an upgrade bounce worthy of your wants and desires but lack the current budget. These camera features may find their way to lower line products in the future.
 



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