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Got my a6500 last night...

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by Tipton, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
    Came home to a little box on the porch. I'd forgotten how much smaller the a6** series is, than the a7 series. Perfect size for putting in the center console compartment in my car, which is what I wanted. I've got my Sony FE 28/2 prime on it now, but I need to find a compact zoom, if anyone has suggestions.

    I have mixed feelings about the touch screen.

    Since we're talking about Ebay sellers, I'm going to give this guy a perfect rating. Near Mint condition, on my doorstep in two days, no fuss, no muss.

    Now to sell my Fuji-X kit.
     
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  2. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    Picture of the camera Rae, or it didn't happen.




    Congrats on the new used one.
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Congrats! Enjoy ;) 
     
  4. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
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  5. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Even discounting the difference in lenses, that's a dramatic difference in body size. Of course, neither one of those is going to fit in a pocket. So you'll be carrying them in a bag. At which point the difference is really kind of negligible, IMO.
     
  6. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    That's a common perception, but it really is a huge difference in practice. I really miss my a6000. I used to drop it in my coat pocket all the time with the 16-50PZ attached. It easily slips in cargo pants too. As far as bags go. I have a Domke F-5 XB that I love. It hasn't seen much use since I went FF. With the a6000, it would hold my a6000, Sony 16-70Z, UWA Rokinon 12mm or tele 55-210) + accessories.
    When I build up the bank account, I will building up portable APSC kit again.
     
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  7. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    Thanks for the picture Rae!
    That 16-35 looks huge on your A7.
     
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  8. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
    For a zoom lens, the 16-35 isn't bad at all. I think my iPhone exaggerated things.

    Wait til you see my Tamron 150-600 on the a6500...
     
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  9. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    How do you like the Tamron 150-600 adapted to E-mount? I have the Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 in A-mount and it seems to perform adequately on an LA-EA3. If I ever decide I need more reach, that 150-600 is high on my list.

    Oh, and enjoy that A6500... with the Tamron 150-600 you should have telescope level reach!
     
  10. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
    Here we go...

    I'm kind of impressed. Even extended, this thing is only slightly pitching forward. Good placement on the mount shoe, Tamron.

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  11. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
    I mostly like it. But I have the A-mount version, and the thing about the A-mount version is, it doesn't have lens stabilization, but costs the same as the other mount versions which have it. Not actually a problem for me, since both my bodies have IBIS...

    I took some decent handheld bird in flight pictures last summer with it on my A7. But the A7 only gets 5 fps, hence getting the a6500.
     
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  12. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    I am going to assume (yeah, I know) that you're going to be using that on a tripod. Correct?
     
  13. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
    When I have time to. It's not actually that heavy, and I have shot handheld, just have to remember to carry it by the tripod shoe, rather than the camera.
     
  14. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    I hear ya on that. I had to train myself not to carry the Sony's by the body like I used to with my D7000. I never worried about the lens tweaking that camera mount. The Sony's are a different story though. I worry ALL the time, even with some of my smaller lenses.
     
  15. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 26, 2016
    Aberdeen, NE Scotland
    Mike Stephen
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  16. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Will you guys please stop! I lust after this lens, and you're not helping.
     
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  17. Raz

    Raz New to TalkEmount

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    Jan 16, 2018
    Northern NYC suburbs.
    Can you please let us know how many FPS you get with the 6500+150-600 combination?
     
  18. Kmac76

    Kmac76 TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

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    May 3, 2016
    New Jersey
    This thread has morphed into a serious threat to my camera kit expansion parameters... I have been close to pulling the trigger on upgrading from my a6000 to a 6500 for the IBIS (and overall upgrades) so I could use more alternate lenses without the OSS, but one thing holding me back was the lusting for the tamron 150-600 + adapter... now this thread is starting to sell me on both the camera and lens as useful additions.... I need a sponsor.
     
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  19. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    All together now...

    "Hello, my name is ___ and I am a GASaholic."

    "Hi, ___."
     
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  20. Tipton

    Tipton TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jan 30, 2016
    Rae Leggett
    Unfortunately, there is still ice on the lakes around here. But the waterfowl will be returning soon, and I'll be out with the tamron.

    An odd thing about becoming a photographer is that you start paying more attention to what's really around you. I never knew until last year that there was a waterfowl preserve ten minutes from my house.
     
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