Birds in Flight, A6000, Wetlands...AF-C (55-210, DH1758)

Started Apr 27, 2014 | Discussions thread
EinsteinsGhost Forum Pro • Posts: 11,977
Re: Doug,

Justin thanks,

Because I take pictures of butterflies and birds, I need fairly close-in focusing for butterflies, but 6-7' would work OK. Lots of "macro" insect photos are done with telephotos as you know.

I went ahead and backordered the A6000 (plus the E 55-210) and the DH1748 from a different company that told me on the telephone that they are in stock.  Do I need an adapter to use the DH1748 with the A6000 and E 55-210?

Doug Allen

My nature/wildlife cameras since 1972 are- Konica Autoreflex T, Nikon Coolpix P60, Canon SX-40, and just recently Olympus OMD-E5.

Mostly butterflies, birds, and critters-

I noticed you wrote DH1748 (should be 1758, the first two represent 1.7x, the last two thread size which is 58mm). As Justin pointed out, make sure you get DH1758 and not an imitation.

Another similar option from Sony is HG1758, similarly high quality. However, it is substantially bigger and heavy chunk of metal and glass which I had for a bit alongside DH1758 (which I currently have). During its tenure, I preferred HG1758 on Minolta 70-210/4 as opposed to Sony E 55-210 mainly because the Minolta is a non extending design (maintains length with zoom) and has a solid build. But eventually, sold the HG1758 and kept the DH1758 which could be used on both (Minolta 70-210/4 has 55mm filter, E55-210/4.5-6.3 has 49mm so you need step up ring).

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