70-200mm F4 on A6000

Started Apr 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
Siobhan A Senior Member • Posts: 1,857
Nice to see common sense

RonFrank wrote:

There comes a time when a heavier camera is an advantage, and that is when you attach a huge lens to the camera. A 70-200mm f4 is not massive but it is heavy and long enough to where you really want a sturdy body and a mount designed to handle the weight. The A6000 is not the perfect solution.

The A6000 is a great body especially for mounting a 16-50mm, 55-210mm or 35mm lens and running around a park. But if you need to shoot a lens that weighs close to 2bs the idea of weight savings kinda goes out the window.  Size is also a factor and at almost 7" without a hood (the hood is kinda necessary unless shooting indoors) a larger body keeps the lens balanced.

There are photo applications that require beefy lenses and there is nothing wrong with that. One thing I find annoying about these forums is all the Sony bigots, or Nikon bigots, or Canon fanboys.... Cameras are tools and it is not unheard of for people to own different types for different applications.

It is nice to see common sense. Sony could have made this and APS lens an it would have been a lot smaller, but they appear to be moving away from small for APS and towards the full frame market.  I still think the a6000 makes sensor for wide angle use, but for telephotos it has too many compromises and loses the size advantage.

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