Featured: 'Sony FE 70-200mm F4 (on Sony A7)' by NateDogg

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Nate_Dogg, May 16, 2014.

  1. Nate_Dogg

    Nate_Dogg TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 6, 2013
    Eugene, OR
    Nate Pfeifer
    Just got my FE 70-200 f4 a few days ago and I'm really liking it. Seems fairly sharp wide open and the autofocus is reasonable fast, with the latter's limitation due more to the A7, I would presume.

    These shots have obviously been processed and some have been cropped, since that's what I do with most of my photos. =)

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14009634000" title="DSC07735-Edit by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14009634000_237bd83329_c. "800" height="534" alt="DSC07735-Edit"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14173131776" title="DSC07732-Edit by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14173131776_ae637d07fb_c. "800" height="534" alt="DSC07732-Edit"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14193736982" title="DSC07720 by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14193736982_7493da2812_c. "534" height="800" alt="DSC07720"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14192988151" title="DSC07719 by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14192988151_5f266a1455_c. "534" height="800" alt="DSC07719"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14009609939" title="DSC07585 by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14009609939_8d578de271_c. "800" height="534" alt="DSC07585"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14216424483" title="DSC07540-Edit by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14216424483_5baa8a753b_c. "534" height="800" alt="DSC07540-Edit"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14009683587" title="DSC07510-Edit by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14009683587_c6799b1c19_c. "800" height="534" alt="DSC07510-Edit"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14173140986" title="DSC07482 by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14173140986_c7cea84d16_c. "800" height="534" alt="DSC07482"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14196216484" title="DSC07426 by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14196216484_4fb459b422_c. "800" height="533" alt="DSC07426"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14009612639" title="DSC07343 by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14009612639_a9c53cc6e4_c. "534" height="800" alt="DSC07343"></a>

    A couple shots of the lens on the A7:

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14009687677" title="DSC08369 by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14009687677_988b28eb1e_c. "800" height="532" alt="DSC08369"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14173130396" title="DSC08368 by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14173130396_811096343a_c. "800" height="531" alt="DSC08368"></a>
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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Nice action shots. :) 
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Not a fan of bulky lenses like that but can't argue with the (excellent) results shown here!!! :thumbup:
    Besides the action shots, I do like #2 and the last butterfly shot the most ;) 
  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Thanks for posting those, Nate. Looks like a good performer. I admit to being tempted by it.
  5. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Am I correct in thinking that this lens, on the A7, is a fair bit smaller than the Sony 70-200 F2.8 I had with my old A77?
  6. Nate_Dogg

    Nate_Dogg TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 6, 2013
    Eugene, OR
    Nate Pfeifer
    It's definitely a smaller package, but I'm not sure by how much. If it would help, I can take a few photos with this setup next to my Sony A77 + Sigma 70-200 f2.8.
  7. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Thanks Nate,
    I'd be very interested to see a side by side comparison.
  8. Nate_Dogg

    Nate_Dogg TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 6, 2013
    Eugene, OR
    Nate Pfeifer
    Here ya go!

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14199380752" title="DSC08379 by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14199380752_3e2651b39c_c. "734" height="800" alt="DSC08379"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14201790464" title="DSC08373 by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14201790464_37c24b4892_c. "718" height="800" alt="DSC08373"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14201789824" title="DSC08376 by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14201789824_74e60cec51_c. "800" height="748" alt="DSC08376"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/92266516@N03/14198603981" title="DSC08378 by pfeifer_nathan, on Flickr"> 14198603981_a022c41979_c. "800" height="663" alt="DSC08378"></a>

    To me, the setup seems to be about 25% smaller. Hope this helps!
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  9. christian

    christian TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 12, 2014
    Boston MA
    Very nice est of photos!!
    And that's quite a set of cameras you have here too. I've been dreaming about the A7 lately LOL
    Yesterday I went to the camera store to see how it was to hold it. I thought it has been designed for my hand! HA HA
    Really great and cool camera!
    Compared to the A7 the 77 looks like a big truck LOL I can't imagine the difference between my 5T and the 77.
  10. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Lovely set with a monster of a lens.
  11. Bolampau

    Bolampau TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincolnshire, England
    Hi Nate,
    many thanks for the comparison photos. As you say, it's about 25% smaller.

    Unfortunately, this lens is now DEFINITELY on my purchase list!

    Just gotta get the cash together!
    Kind regards,
  12. quezra

    quezra TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Very nice shots and thanks for the comparison!
  13. nycDude

    nycDude New to TalkEmount

    May 15, 2014
    SWEET! I can't wait to have the lens. I placed my order at Amazon 3 weeks ago. I think the size of the lens doesn't look too bulky in a7. Thanks for posting.
  14. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 TalkEmount Regular

    Mar 2, 2014
    very, very nice work here.....thanks for sharing!
  15. binuocta

    binuocta TalkEmount Rookie

    Apr 9, 2014
    Binu Octa
    sweet photos! mine will be arrive in 3 days, can't wait
  16. binuocta

    binuocta TalkEmount Rookie

    Apr 9, 2014
    Binu Octa
    finally the fe 70-200mm f/4 oss arrived! can't wait to go out and shoot

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  17. sirkillalot

    sirkillalot TalkEmount Rookie

    Jun 25, 2014
    Hi Nate and all the others since it is my first post on this forum.
    I would just ask you one thing. Does it worth a so big lens on a so small body? I have a a7 too and the "standard" lens seems too big for it to me... Maybe it is because I'm used to use a 5d+70/200.
  18. ilovehatephotography

    ilovehatephotography TalkEmount Regular

    May 30, 2014
    Los Angeles, CA
    Oh this is obscene! I love it! haha

    Honestly tho, if Sony makes a 70-200 f/2.8 IS for under $2000, I'm there.
  19. sonicbuffalo

    sonicbuffalo TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 7, 2014
    North Carolina
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  20. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    I fixed the broken link/photo - when uploading a photo from Flickr (by copying the BBcode) there's no need to put it in between the [​IMG]
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