Tamron 70-200 + 1.4 TC or SAL-70300G?

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
Amateur Sony Shooter Veteran Member • Posts: 5,417
Re: Tamron 70-200 + 1.4 TC or SAL-70300G?

If you add 1.4xTC to 70-200/2.8, you will have 280 at f4, that one stop faster than 300m at f5.6 from 70-300 zoom, assuming both lenses sharp at wide open. In my own experience, the only lens in Sony a-mount can be sharp when 1.4xTC attached is the latest Sigma 70-200 OS HSM, sharper than Sony's expensive 70-200G (I have this and never use 1.4xTC with it, it's just soft). I don't know about Tamron 70-200 but you can always try 1.4xTC to see if it deliver acceptable sharpness and AF speed. OTOH I do have Tamron 70-300 Di USD which cost about $400, it's a very sharp lens with fast and reliable AF too.

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Sony RX100 Sony a77 II Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Sony 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* +5 more
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