Any Samples of the 55-210mm Lens?

Started Mar 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
GaryW
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Re: It's a mixed bag
In reply to BasiliskPhoto, Mar 16, 2013

BasiliskPhoto wrote:

Bear in mind that however good the optics and image stabilization you will find it challenging to get sharp pictures of moving objects in low light. Freezing motion requires shutter speeds of 1/500 or higher, and on a dull winter day or under artificial light you will really have to rack up the ISO to get these sort of speeds at the long end, leading to degradation of image quality.

1/500 isn't often necessary, but if you regularly need a lot of speed and aren't in daylight conditions, then, yeah, this might not be the best lens for you.

That is why people shoot with f2.8 lenses. If you shoot action, then a faster A mount lens on an LA-EA2 adaptor should give you a better result and faster AF

For sure, but at what cost? And size?  I've been making do with f4-f5.6  lenses. The 55-210 is a further compromise, but perhaps depending on the situation.

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