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Tamron and e-mount

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by alaios, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Alex, that one is advertised as a Nikon mount
     
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    First, it's a Nikon mount. So yes, in theory, it could work with a Nikon to NEX adapter. But really, do you want to use such a slow telezoom without stabilization? I certainly wouldn't.
     
  4. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    I would not buy it for its autozoom capabilities. Autozoom costs 280euros which I do not have.The Nikos I gave is 150 euros less. Why instead of going for legacy lens buy a new one (that you know that 100% works) and do your job?
     
  5. Stevelnex

    Stevelnex New to TalkEmount

    4
    Jul 16, 2013
    The point of using legacy lenses, apart from their optical quality, is that they have manual aperture dials meaning that you can control the aperture yourself.

    If you use a modern AF lens like the one you posted you will only be able to shoot at the widest aperture as modern cameras control the aperture digitally. The Nikon-Nex adapter is just a mount for the lens.

    Cheers
    Steve
     
  6. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Thanks I did not know that.
    Alex
     
  7. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia TalkEmount Regular

    58
    Sep 30, 2011
    Los Angeles
    There are plenty of manual focus zoom lenses that will cost a lot less, deliver the same or better image quality, and allow full control over the aperture.

    One good place to start looking is the Minolta 'Beercan' 70-210mm f/4 lens. The MF version can be used with an inexpensive adapter, the AF version can be used with one of the Sony adapters that will provide full aperture control and AF. The MF version is about $60, the AF version somewhere above $100.
     
  8. Stevelnex

    Stevelnex New to TalkEmount

    4
    Jul 16, 2013
    No problem, happy to help. I've actually been using a relatively cheap RMC Tokina 80-200 F4 (OM Zuiko mount) that I received with one of my film cameras and getting good results. I generally prefer primes but as a zoo lens it actually performs really well. This is the lens I'm using File:RMC Tokina 1-4-80-200 mm.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

    These are some of my recent shots with it, all handheld;

    1) Butterfly

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    2) Tropical bird

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    3) Young elephant

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    4) Garden Thrush

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    5) Magpie

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    The last two shots were taken at home with the NEX-5/Tokina pre-focussed on the bird table with a remote flashgun triggered by the onboard flash.

    All of the images were transferred direct to my Iphone using an EyeFi card and edited in Snapseed.

    Cheers
    Steve
     
  9. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther TalkEmount Veteran

    473
    Aug 9, 2011
  10. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    RT_Panther: Thanks but this still out of my reach

    madmaxmedia: First time to hear about the Minolat Beercan . What you say is that I can try to find it over ebay and use it simply with a manual focus adapter
    Later on when I have the extra cash I can buy one of the adapters EA1 or EA2 and use that lens too with autofocus. Did I get you right?

    Regards
    Alex