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Sony 70-400 + Adapter or Sony 70-200 2.8 plus 2x extender

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by Xterra, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. Xterra

    Xterra TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 8, 2016
    Strasbourg, France
    David
    Now the question for my Ultimate zoom is get the Sony 70-400 f/4-5.6 A mount and the LAEA3 adapter or

    Sony native E-mount 70-200 f/2.8 and the 2x Teleconverter



    Any suggestion on either combo? Thanks
     
  2. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    Welcome to talkemount! There is no samples yet available on the lens or the converter. As much as how good that combo might be, I think 70-400 might be better based on my experience with tc's. Also if the rumored $3000 price is correct for 70-200mm 2.8, you can easily get used Sony 70-200 2.8 g and 70-400 g lenses for less money whether you need them or not... Choice is yours:)
     
  3. nidza

    nidza TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 1, 2013
    Serbia
    Go get f/2.8 with tcon!

    You will have a lot more versatile combo, with and without tcon, your choice. I expect it to be very sharp even with tcon. You can also make a compromise, get 1.4x tcon, which will most likely introduce no degradation whatsoever, and you can crop a little bit. I simply love 200@2.8, but this is too bulky for me these days. Had it on Canon, had in on Nikon, now for Sony my decision went towards f4.

    Go for f/2.8. :)
     
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  4. Xterra

    Xterra TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 8, 2016
    Strasbourg, France
    David
    thank you. I will most likely await tests of the 2.8 70-200mm. In the meantime, I do have my 70-200 f/4. What kept me from the a mount 70-400 was no OSS. But as others reported with the new IBIS of the A7II is not a problem.
     
  5. nidza

    nidza TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 1, 2013
    Serbia
    A7ii has fantastic IBIS, this is correct. Magnificent camera.

    If bulky lenses aren't a problem for you, sell 70-200/4, take 2.8 and both tcons.

    Tapatalk
     
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