Telephoto options for Sony A6000

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by Jock Elliott, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Any options for getting at least 450mm equivalent reach? Adaptors, etc.? Retaining autofocus is essential.

    Cheers, Jock
     
  2. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    You can get the Sony 70-300mm lenses w/ Sony A mount adapter. However there is no OS w/ A mount lenses.

    Also I see some use 1.7x w/ e-mount 55-210 at dreview:
    http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3379121#forum-post-50800615

    I have Canon 70-300mm IS with Canon af e-mount adapter. AF is slow or it is better with mf, but IS also works.
     
  3. renatoa

    renatoa New to SC

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    Oct 5, 2013
    The right approach of choosing a system is to evaluate these needs before, not after...

    If were choosing a MFT body, you would have the a 600mm (equivalent) lens with stabilization. Is the poor man birding solution, can't get under $1000 such reach for any other ILC system.
     
  4. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Right! I AM evaluating the options before I choose a camera body. As to the poor man's birding solution, I already have the FZ200, and it seems to be the best solution beyond that is the Nikon 1 V3 with the 70-300CX. It's not cheap, but it's a lot less expensive and more portable than any of the APS solutions and has more reach than the MFT solutions.

    Cheers, Jock
     
  5. MikeyIdaho

    MikeyIdaho New to SC

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    Jul 16, 2014
  6. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I have a NEX 6 and after quite a bit of analysis over the last few months around this very question, I have opted for ... m43 again. Picking up an EP3 initially with a 40-150 (the NEX 55-210 is terribly weak), and will likely re-buy a 100-300 down the road.
     
  7. Kin Lau

    Kin Lau SC Regular

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    Oct 23, 2012
    For a birding cam, I don't believe the A6000 is a good choice. There just isn't a good choice of long tele's in E or Alpha mount. There's some good tele's in Alpha mount but they're more expensive, harder to find, etc.