A6000 vs. A77ii Continuous AF - Very confused

Started 7 months ago | Discussions thread
J Birn
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For me the big difference is the lenses
In reply to Corpy2, 7 months ago

If you want to use native lenses, then e-mount has no bright zoom lenses at all (no constant f/2.8 zoom lenses, for example), no longer zoom lenses (they zoom to around 200mm), and even the primes available at many focal lengths are often a stop or two slower than standard primes in a-mount (a lot of f/2.8 primes instead of f/1.4).

If you bought an a6000 and an adapter for a-mount lenses, then the adapter would be doing the AF for you, and you wouldn't necessarily get the AF speed or AF options advertised for the a6000 with a native e-mount lens.

In other words, with a a6000, you're at a disadvantage lens-wise, whether you use one of the limited selection of native e-mount lenses or you get an adapter and use a-mount lenses.

If I wanted something faster and more portable than my a99, the a77ii would seem like a smarter investment than the a6000, given the current lens line-up. Of course if they start selling some bright zoom lenses in e-mount that would change things for me, but I haven't even heard any rumors about brighter zooms under development yet.

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