A6000 Best Lens For Sports Photography

Started Apr 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
José B
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Re: Sony FE 70-200/4G OSS

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

On the Sony site when ordering the camera it gives you the option to add some accessories. One is the 1.4X Teleconverter, would this be worth it to add reach to the 70-200 or is there too much image IQ sacrificed?

Also, how does the 18-200 compare to the 70-200 and which Sony 18-200 is the best choice as I see there are a few models? I would want the 18-200 for everyday use so if the difference was drastic I would also get the 70-200 just don't want to duplicate since not gaining much on the long end.

Can't speak for AF speed with 18-200, but it may serve okay in good light. OTOH, if light is at a premium, a stop+ advantage at long end on 70-200 may help. If you expect to shoot mostlyin goodlight, 18-200 or 55-210 may suffice. Lower light: 70-200/4.

In addition to that, even in good light I like focusing on the subject while throwing off the background preferably with an f/2.8 zoom, but the f/4 should suffice. Thus budget notwithstanding, the 70-200/4 is much better than an f/6.3 like in the long end of the 18-200.

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