Is there a TCON planned for FE70-200?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by WT21, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    I know it's kind of slow at f/4, but even a 1.4TCON could be useful, and would still keep it at f/5.6 effectively.

    Have there been any rumors for such a thing?
     
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I've never seen any, and I check in at SAR almost every day.
     
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  3. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
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    Steve
    I don't believe Sony has ever offered any Tele-Converter options for E-mount lenses, only Ultra-Wide and Fish-eye converters.
     
  4. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Well, the Sony DH1758 teleconverter works well with the E-mount SEL55210 lens, but it was originally made for the old Cybershot DSC-H1 camera, and is no longer being produced. And with 58mm threads, it's certainly not going to work with the 70-200. :shakehead:
     
  5. tomO2013

    tomO2013 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 11, 2014
    As the system gains in popularity it's probably something they will deliver once the lens lineup is more fully padded out. They have actually delivered quite a lot of lenses over the last year and a half and there are more due by year end.
    Only thing that I could see going against the notion of a TC is that if Sony were to deliver, I reckon it would be 1.4X only.
    Loosing two stops of light gathering on a 2X on an F4 constant FE70-200 for light gathering would have very limited usage.
    I'd think it more likely that they bring out a 200-500 F4-F5.6 or something like (thats what I would like anyway).
    That being said I also shoot the 70-400 with LAEA4 and it is absolutely superb optically so that is a very viable option for sports, birding etc... without necessitating a teleconverter.