Legacy telephoto zoom lens for motorsport photos on NEX-6?

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Legacy telephoto zoom lens for motorsport photos on NEX-6?
Jul 15, 2014

I had an account (mostly just lurking) but I forgot the email and password so here's a new one.

In November, Formula 1 is coming to Austin again and I'm looking forward to taking photos with my proper camera (last year I used a Lumia 1020 and decided it just wasn't enough).

I have a Minolta MD 135mm f/3.5 lens that's pretty good but I was looking to buy another lens of the 70-200mm kind (effectively 105-300mm on APS-C) because I'll be walking around the circuit and will need a non-fixed lens depending on how far I am from the cars.

The legacy requirement is purely because of cost; I can't spend more than $100 (this lens will primarily just be used a few times a year and I'm not rich) or I'd be all over the Sony E 55-210mm lens. Manual focus is (I'm guessing) OK because I'll be shooting at f/8 or slower for depth of field.

So far I've found the following (but more suggestions are welcome):

  • Tokina SD 70-210mm 1:4-5.6
  • Canon FD 80-200mm SSC 1:4
  • Minolta MD 70-210mm 1:4.5-5.6
  • Promaster Spectrum 7 70-210mm 1:4-5.6
  • Tamron 80-210mm (103A) 1:3.8-4

Any thoughts on these, or anything else I can find below $100?

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