OK: Sony I need you to make this lens

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by WT21, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. WT21

    WT21 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2011
    I'm loving my a7 gear. It's finally (after 6 years) replacing m43 in my heart.

    BUT -- Sony I need an affordable, consumer grade telephoto with IS.

    The 55-210 isn't it because it lacks operative OSS on my a7.

    Reason: my spouse does not want to fiddle with gear (keep your shutter speed at 1/300!) and will not carry the FE70-200, so I am left keeping my GX7 and m43 telephotos. But, those might be able to go away if Sony could could either make an FE consumer grade telephoto, or update the SEL55-210 with OSS that works when attached to an a7 (I don't have the cash right now to get an a7ii :(

    Plus, while they are at it, they could improve the color and contrast a bit on the 55-210 ;)

    Now that I write it out, maybe Sony doesn't care. Maybe their future direction is IBIS, which could allow them to build smaller lenses, though some of their most expensive ones have OSS, so I'm not convinced their bedrock will be IBIS, so much as it's a "nice to have" for legacy lenses.

    C'mon Sony. How about a 55-210 ii (even Canon updated their ancient 55-250).
     
  2. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 4, 2013
    That is strange, why doesn't the 55-210 work on the A7 (in crop mode) ?
     
  3. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    It works on the A7 except for OSS, that is not operative on the A7. I checked that 2 years ago, I don't think there has been an update for this since then. Same for the E 18-55/3.5-5.6 kit lens.
     
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  4. tomme

    tomme TalkEmount Regular

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    Apr 9, 2014
    Norway
    Tom Erik Sivertsen
    I doubt there will be a consumer lens like that for sony`s FF e-mount system.
     
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    There are plenty of longer options with the AF A-Mount adapter.
     
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  6. jai

    jai TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Feb 4, 2013
    That is a good point, you could get a Minolta Beercan on ebay and LEA4 for the price of a new Sony 55-210mm. Pretty bulky though
     
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  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave

    My point I guess is that you can moan about what is not available, or make it work.
     
  8. ggibson

    ggibson TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 1, 2011
    The 24-240 might be a possible option. It's not tiny, but it's still smaller and cheaper than the 70-200. Not to mention having a 10x range.
     
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