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Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by snpr9696, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. snpr9696

    snpr9696 TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 8, 2016
    Joe DAgostino
    I have an A6000 and I wanted to run either a 19mm or 30mm Art lens on the camera. Do these lenses support all focusing modes such as AF-C, etc as well as wide and zone? I only ask because I used my Metabones and fotodiox adapters from my A7ii with my Sigma 70-200mm and Canon 24-70mm L and I only get AF-S and its horrible. Lenses hunt all day long unlike on the A7ii.

    I wanted to make sure that an e-mount Sigma will give me the same focusing options that my Sony/Zeiss lenses give me.

    2nd part of the question is are all the adapters this bad on the A6000? They are at least usable on the A7ii.

    Thanks All.



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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    From what I recall the Sigma's don't use the new focusing that the A6000 takes advantage of.
     
  3. snpr9696

    snpr9696 TalkEmount Regular

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    Joe DAgostino
    Ugh...that sucks. Really? So I'm stuck with with Sony or spend big on my Zeiss glass. I really wanted this to be my B camera and little kick around travel rig with the family. Not another system to sink a lot of cash into. I wanted to keep it small too.


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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Look into the 20mm Sony if you want all the PDAF focusing. I have this little lens and gotten some great images.

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  5. snpr9696

    snpr9696 TalkEmount Regular

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    Joe DAgostino
    Can you send me a link to the exact one?? Thank you


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  6. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Yes, you get all the AF modes on the a6000 with the Sigma APS-C trio. Only thing is that they don't currently take advantage of the phase-detection, only contrast detention. That's a shortcoming of Sigma. Don't know if these are capable of a firmware update to also use phase detection.
     
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  7. snpr9696

    snpr9696 TalkEmount Regular

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    Joe DAgostino
    This guy here? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1453577507.860778.


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  8. snpr9696

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    Joe DAgostino
    WNG. Thank you for the info. Yeah I would like phase detect but I do like the lenses.


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  9. snpr9696

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    Joe DAgostino
    Does this one allow for phase detect?


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  10. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Thats the one
     
  11. Kretzvt

    Kretzvt TalkEmount Rookie

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    Feb 18, 2016
    Ken
    So I just bought an A6000 and a sigma 70-300 f/4-5.6 DG macro lens. Have I made a mistake with this lens?
     
  12. Kretzvt

    Kretzvt TalkEmount Rookie

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    Feb 18, 2016
    Ken
    sorry. new to this forum. I just purchased an A6000 as well as a Sigma 70-300 f/4-5.6 DG macro lens... mistake??
     
  13. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    The Sigma A mount? Did you pick up an adapter?

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  14. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    I have the Sigma 30/2.8 Art E-mount, and on my A6000 in AF-A or AF-C it is able to use some phase detection, but only in a small section in the center of the lens. When I put it in those modes a special bracket appears in the middle to show where the fast autofocus will be active.


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  15. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    I think so, because that Sigma is for Sony, but it's Alpha mount. To use it on the a6000, you'll require an adapter to get AF.
     
  16. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    The Sony LA-EA3 adapter is still available for 50% off at B&H. If you can't return the lens...
     
  17. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2015
    Bob
    You do need the adapter as mentioned. On the plus side, that lens is longer than any of the native offerings. So it might be worth getting the adapter and keeping it, if you like long range telephoto.
     
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  18. Kretzvt

    Kretzvt TalkEmount Rookie

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    Feb 18, 2016
    Ken
    I did not. It is described as made for sony mirrorless cameras. I will call B&H today to verify.
    That is why I bought it!
     
  19. Kretzvt

    Kretzvt TalkEmount Rookie

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    Feb 18, 2016
    Ken
    That would have been good info to get from B&H when I bought it. Thanks.
     
  20. Kretzvt

    Kretzvt TalkEmount Rookie

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    Feb 18, 2016
    Ken
    Thanks for that info! I will talk to B&H today. Glad I joined this forum... still on the lower end of the learning curve. :>