70-200mm autofocus image-stabilized lenses for A7

Started Jan 30, 2014 | Questions thread
EinsteinsGhost Forum Pro • Posts: 11,977
Re: Canon EF 70-200mm/f4 autofocus image-stabilized lenses for A7

quezra wrote:

Have you considered the f4 version of the Canon 70-200? I think it's cheaper and lighter than the upcoming Sony FE (maybe with adapter there's no difference).

Very good point! Canon EF 70-200mm 1:4L IS USM has 67mm filter thread, is only 172 mm long and weight 760 g.

As far as I learned from the reviews here, today the Metabones adapter gives very poor AF, but it supports image stabilization. Therefore with the Canon EF lenses via the Metabones adapter I'll have image stabilized manual focus lens.

I already own the Canon FD 80-200mm/f4L lens and I am just in the beginning of my learning process:

Canon FD 80-200mm/f4 on A7 experimenting

FD 80-200

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I was going to sugges Canon 70-200/4 IS as well but won't be cheaper or smaller. In that case, might as well stick with native lens which should also include tripod collar and it also gets you a focus hold button on the lens (not sure about the Canon) and a more usable AF. Both lenses have focus range limiter, two mode stabilization.

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