FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

A6600, A6100, 16-55/2.8G, 70-350G

Page  <1 567
Author
floydbloke View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie

Joined: 05 March 2008
Location: New Zealand
Status: Offline
Posts: 60
Post Options Post Options   Quote floydbloke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 November 2019 at 23:58
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

...
Looking at the pictures floydbloke posted, it looks like the 55-210 is sharper (if it is indeed the one on the left). No EXIF, so, I do not know if the settings are different. ...

Some thumbnails to click through to the originals with EXIF.
55-210 @ 66mm

70-350G @ 70mm

55-210 @ 199mm

70-350G @ 195mm
 



Back to Top
addy landzaat View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 22 April 2006
Country: Netherlands
Location: Netherlands
Status: Online
Posts: 10054
Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 November 2019 at 07:36
Thank you

I notice the 55-210 @ 199mm is 1/320s at f/6.3 and 250iso
And the 70-350 @ 195mm is 1/320s at f/5.6 and 500iso
That is a difference of 1.5 stops and the 70-350 picture is noticeable lighter then the 55-210 picture. However, @200mm the 70-350 seems sharper then the 55-210 (the 55-210mm seems a little more contrasty @70mm). Something I did not see the same way when they were next to each other

And when you wrote that the sun didn't want to come out, you were not kidding!
Why not follow me on Instagram? @Addy_101
Back to Top
pegelli View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Dyxum Administrator

Joined: 02 June 2007
Country: Belgium
Location: Schilde
Status: Offline
Posts: 27789
Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 November 2019 at 08:10
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

The user reviews here on Dyxum echo your experience, but look at these:
enthusiastphotoblog.com: "Lens sharpness is a bit disappointing for a lens with the G moniker"
photographyblog.com: "Image sharpness is impressively high across the focal range and at all apertures"
ephotozine.com: "performance is very good throughout, albeit tailing off at the edges as we zoom in"
opticallimits.com: "You are buying such lenses primarily for its potential at the very long end of the range which is where the performance may not be bad but it certainly doesn't reflect the promises of a G-class lens nor its high price tag" and they add: "we'd rather recommend the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS instead"
Thanks Addy, probably the middle two reflect my experience most, allthough I don't see the corners as weak at the long end as shown in the third review. Probably I hit a very good copy. Also most reviews praise both build quality and optical performance as much better than a budget zoom in this range but that it doesn't fully meet the expectations they have for the price and the "G" qualification. I think that's something everybody needs to decide for him- or herself.

And as for balacau's question, I see the A6500 so much discounted here vs. the A6600 and getting in or below the range of the unstabilised 6X00 series cameras that I think it's a no brainer to get one if you're in the market for such a camera and have the money for it.
Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, see here
Back to Top
addy landzaat View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 22 April 2006
Country: Netherlands
Location: Netherlands
Status: Online
Posts: 10054
Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 November 2019 at 08:31
Originally posted by balacau balacau wrote:

I know the last few posts have been concerning the newly released lenses but I'm still not sure if the price of the a6600 when compared to the a6400 (price has obviously dropped since its release) is justified. For me at least...

The a6500 is also now within my budget (as is the a77-II DSLT).

Not an easy choice to make really. Not for me anyway as I thought the a6500 was the answer to my entry into the e-mount world. Now...I'm just not so sure.
I think the A6x00 line is clear: A6100 is the base model, the A6400 adds better build and some small improvements and the A6600 adds IBIS.

Before you said you will use your A-mount lenses on your A68, if so, do you need IBIS? Most interesting (IMHO) E-mount lenses have OSS: 10-18, 16-70, 18-135, 35mm, 50mm. There are some who do not have it (16-55/2.8, 30 Macro, 20mm, 24mm). What lenses are you looking at to go with your E-mount camera?

I am sure the AF of the A6100/6400/6600 is noticeable better then the AF of the A6300/6500. Like I said before, I think the A6600 is worth the price difference if you need IBIS - but if the A6600 is more then you're capable/willing to pay, you have to make a choice if IBIS is important or that you prefer the superior AF.

The problem is that you are the only one who can decide what is more important to you...
Why not follow me on Instagram? @Addy_101
Back to Top
Hezu View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 13 October 2007
Country: Finland
Location: HKI/KSNK
Status: Offline
Posts: 2231
Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 November 2019 at 08:35
I had a chance to handle α6600 and the new 70-350G lens on Friday, the environment (a camera shop) was not optimal for any siginificant shooting tests, but the compactness of that lens seems to be a big plus. The camera felt decent too, although I'm not that fond of the EVF on the corner design and user interface. For some odd reason my hands tended to prefer grabbing α7R IV and α9 II that were also available for testing...
Back to Top
balacau View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 28 September 2010
Country: United Kingdom
Location: N-E England, UK
Status: Offline
Posts: 1643
Post Options Post Options   Quote balacau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 November 2019 at 17:33
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

And as for balacau's question, I see the A6500 so much discounted here vs. the A6600 and getting in or below the range of the unstabilised 6X00 series cameras that I think it's a no brainer to get one if you're in the market for such a camera and have the money for it.


Local price here for the a6500 as a body-only price is now £970 GBP. Before the price drop, I was considering the a7-II as an option. However this is still at the £1200 GBP mark so that pretty much answered that one for me. And, since most of my lenses are dedicated aps-c models anyway, the purchase of a full frame body didn't really make alot of sense in the long run.

For the price of the a6500 (body only), I could pick up an a6400 with the 16-50mm stabilised kit zoom lens. Obviously since I intend on using my a-mount lenses via an adapter, I wouldn't have a stabilised system anymore. I also lack the funds to purchase any native e-mount equivalents, some of which have the in-lens OSS.

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Before you said you will use your A-mount lenses on your A68, if so, do you need IBIS? Most interesting (IMHO) E-mount lenses have OSS: 10-18, 16-70, 18-135, 35mm, 50mm. There are some who do not have it (16-55/2.8, 30 Macro, 20mm, 24mm). What lenses are you looking at to go with your E-mount camera?

I am sure the AF of the A6100/6400/6600 is noticeable better then the AF of the A6300/6500. Like I said before, I think the A6600 is worth the price difference if you need IBIS - but if the A6600 is more then you're capable/willing to pay, you have to make a choice if IBIS is important or that you prefer the superior AF.

The problem is that you are the only one who can decide what is more important to you...


Very well put, Addy.

The only Sony lens from the e-mount range so far that really interests me is the 90mm macro. Yes this lens does indeed have the OSS system which would be a first for me, having a stabilised macro lens that is. It is fairly expensive still but certainly one for the shopping list.

I suppose it also matters if I can get some overtime to stretch my budget out to pick up an a6600, then I should be able to mix the best features of both the a6400 and the a6500 with the benefits of a larger grip and the longer-lasting battery too.

Alternatively there's still the a77-II DSLT. Available for under my budget and I wouldn't require any adapters either. Standard batteries and so on. Yes perhaps its somewhat longer in the tooth now compared to the likes of the newer a6xxx-series but still a worthwhile option to consider maybe.
Understanding is a 3-edged sword. Your side, their side and the truth.
 



Back to Top
Dyxum main page >  Forum Home > Equipment forums > Camera Talk > E-mount APS-C Page  <1 567

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.064 seconds.

Monitor calibration strip

Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer

In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania

Feel free to contact us if needed.