A6000 vs. A77ii Continuous AF - Very confused

Started May 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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123Mike Senior Member • Posts: 4,643
Re: Why not just ditch the SLT?

Maybe, but to really do birds in flight you need a long lens which mean's an adapter, which means losing stabilization.

This is true. It also means replacing the focus system with an older SLT version. However, the stabilization isn't a loss, because of the movement or else tripoding and/or bursting, you'd get sharp shots no problem. Just use a fast shutter. Burst. Take many shots.

Right now, you can stretch the 55-210 by 1.7x using a tele-converter, the type you throw on the top of the lens. Not the kind that sits between the lens and camera. That 1.7x one you won't lose light. It doesn't become darker. And it's still nice and sharp and good. But that's the extend of it. The rest is up to cropping. It's not completely useless though. You can get pretty far with it. But for serious birding far away, yes, this won't cut it.

so back to the wicked loop of what's missing from e mount vs a mount.

just depends what you shoot. For what I shoot and how I shoot e mount won't work yet, though I'd like it to for a backup.

Having both allows you to sample it. I had an A57, then got a backup cheap used A3000. I saw that E-mount is the next generation. Video was a big deal for me, and it was much better. Then I read about the A6000. I made the leap and left A-mount behind. I had to fund the E-mount stuff somehow, and couldn't afford to keep both systems. I had to make a choice... For my case, the A6000 + 18-105 is an awesome combination. Video is phenomenal for one.

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