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

Started Apr 27, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Hi Justin,

zackiedawg wrote:

toxotis700 wrote:

which lens is best (and why) for this kind of photo (bifs - action etc) between sony sel 18-200mm and sel 55-210mm ?

As Clearzoom mentioned, and what made the decision easier for me, was that the 55-210mm lens had just a touch more reach, was a little smaller and thinner, so easier to carry - but the biggest advantage for me was that the smaller 49mm threading allows the 55-210mm lens to easily attach teleextenders for more reach. The 18-200mm lenses all have a much larger end-glass diameter, and therefore a significantly larger filter thread - there would likely be very severe vignetting all the way up into the upper reaches of the zoom, and soft corners, with one of these converters attached to the 18-200s.

Both are good lenses. The 18-200 obviously has the wider end covered so it can be kept on as an all-purpose lens, while the 55-210mm is more of a telephoto only lens, but can add extenders for more reach...whichever serves your needs better!

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I dug up some information on the Olympus TCON-17 which seems to be the one used by former NEX enthusiasts.

Nex 6 w Sony 55-210mm w Olympus 1.7X - kgravett

"Used Sony Nex 6 with the Sony 55-210mm lens with the Olympus TCON-17, 1.7X teleconverter...."



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