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    Posted: 15 November 2019 at 10:00
I have both an A77M2 and a A7iii (recent purchase)
All my glass is Alpha mount so i have both the 3 &4 adaptors so I can use the ssm with one and non ssm ones with the other .
I have the tammy 150-600G2 which I do love, but somewhere deep down in my wallet amongst the moths is a thought of getting the Sony FE 200-600 from reviews I have read.
BUT I would need to sell my Tammy, but then I couldn't use the big guy on the A77M2 if something happened to the A7iii. Unless I find another kidney or lung to sell as they already went on the A7iii.
And with old creeky knees I love the articulated screen on the A77M2

Quandary!
Oh - and while I could always go fully E mount cameras there is no way I could afford to change over all my lenses, unless I stuck with the adaptors.
A bit of research - and these guys know SFA as they say the A7iii (#10) has an articulating LCD!


https://cameradecision.com/features/Best-Sony-cameras-with-Articulated-Screen

Edited by happyjack - 15 November 2019 at 10:08
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Howard,
Sorry to read of your acute attack of G.A.S.
You'll need a quiet lie down and some small sips of cognac to settle.

I understand backward e-mount to a-mount lens compatibility is impossible due to the registration distance from rear lens element to sensor.
When I read the stellar reviews and saw the sample images from both the e-mount 100-400mm and 200-600mm lenses, being a rusted on a-mount user, I did post a query about whether Sony might ever make an adaptor to use them on a-mount bodies, and the consensus was a resounding 'NO'.
So in the end, after you're down to one kidney, one lung, one eye and half a liver, you might need to separate out your kit into two streams: the a7iii plus 200-600mm e-mount, and your Tammy 150-600mm on your a77ii.

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Sold off my one good kidney 6 months ago in picking up the A99ii as I saw it as my one option..E-mount just didn't have an affordable long lens option and I already had a decent native Sigma 150-500 for A-mount.
Mere weeks later the 200-600 was announced
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Get the LA-EA3? This might be helpful.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 November 2019 at 11:52
The longer you leave it the less your a-mount gear will be worth especially 3rd party ones line tamron 150-600mm.
Sell it and buy the 200-600mm. You won't regret it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 November 2019 at 14:15
KEH sells the Tamron 150-600 G2 used in A-mount for 830-900 USD. So, I'll assume you get 800 USD for your lens. The Sony 200-600G is about 2000 USD over at B&H Photovideo. So, going to the 200-600G will cost you somewhere between 1000 and 1200 USD.

A used LA-EA3 will cost you 135 USD over at KEH.

Prices might be slightly different in AUS, but it will be in the same ballpark. If you have the disposable income to buy the 200-600G? Do it, but if money is slightly tight, I would think again.
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Originally posted by happyjack happyjack wrote:

I have the tammy 150-600G2 which I do love, but somewhere deep down in my wallet amongst the moths is a thought of getting the Sony FE 200-600 from reviews I have read.

Just banish those impure covetous thoughts and you'll be fine.
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The 200-600 is superior to the tamron In Every way. Iíve owned the tamron and now own the Sony. Do yourself a favor bite the bullet and make the move
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Post Options Post Options   Quote happyjack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 November 2019 at 22:06
Thanks for all the replies and advice.
just to clarify - I do have both adaptors as mentioned in the original post
I use the EA3 for the SSM type lenses ( well, most of the time), the EA4 for "screw" focus.
I think I might just have to have short arms and deep pockets for a little while.
Actually I must do a comparison test of the Tammy on the A77M2 and on the A7iii. I know there are plenty of aps-c vs FF articles but not specically with the tammy?

Oh and if you know the joke, the punch line parody.

I must. I must, not increase my lust. ( for the 200-600)
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