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SEL 28-70mm for my A6000 for a steal

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by davect01, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I've seen some excellent shots taken with that lens. I bet you'll like it, especially at that price! :thumbup:
     
  3. 917K

    917K TalkEmount Rookie

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    Aug 13, 2014
    Last month I've purchased this lens, and using it on the alpha 6000, I must say that I'm really satisfied.
    Of this lens I like in particular the stabilisation system, which it really impressed me.
    DxO also says that it performs really good on the alpha6000.
     
  4. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    That's a crazy price for that lens. I actually like the results I'm getting on the A7. Let us know when you get it
     
  5. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    Wow, super deal! Good find :2thumbs:
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Looking forward to this one.

    The comments online say this lens has some corner issues on FF, which seem to go away on the A6000.

    I personally had the 18-55mm with my original NEX-3, not excited. I have bought and resold several Legacy zooms, which have never been exciting. The only one I really like is my 70-150mm, but it is limited by starting at 70mm.
     
  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Bargain!!!

    Plus, you can use it when you buy an A7 lol :p
     
  8. slothead

    slothead TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mar 1, 2015
    Maryland
    Tom
    That FE in the name means it's large enough to cover the full frame sensor right? Is it bigger (and heavier) than it needs to be for the a6000?
     
  9. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    It means it was designed for a FF camera. Yes, they are bigger and heavier and more costly than their APS-C equivalents
     
  10. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    If I ever do, but I don't think I ever would.


    It is the biggest lens I have, but really not unwieldy in any way. The hood adds quite a bit of length.

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  11. slothead

    slothead TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mar 1, 2015
    Maryland
    Tom
    In fact Dave (a consideration no one has yet mentioned) typically there are areas of lower optical quality near the edges of coverage and your FE will allow you to avoid those areas because you sensor is looking more at the center of the coverage area.

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    Ahh you did mention it in the third or fourth post or so ("corner issues"). I missed that but yes that will be to your advantage.
     
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  12. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    This lens is oft mentioned as having this problem on its FF mount. A problem I don't seem to have on the APS-C.