A6000 vs. A77ii Continuous AF - Very confused

Started May 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
don1jam Regular Member • Posts: 315
Re: For me the big difference is the lenses

I agree with your points. What I would like to add is that the A6000 is noticeably better at High ISO. This is probably negated by the fact the lens are often slower, and even if you use the adapter there is some lost of performance.

What would really make the E mount cameras shine are native primes as fast as the A mount equivalent.

At least the following native lens are needed for E-Mount

- 16-50mm f/2.8 APS-C

- 85mm F/1.4 prime

- 135mm f/1.8 prime

- 70-20mm f/2.8

Either that or they make a mirrorless A-Mount, or an A-mount that can lock up the mirror when frames per second is not important.

J Birn wrote:

If you want to use native lenses, then e-mount has no bright zoom lenses at all (no constant f/2.8 zoom lenses, for example), no longer zoom lenses (they zoom to around 200mm), and even the primes available at many focal lengths are often a stop or two slower than standard primes in a-mount (a lot of f/2.8 primes instead of f/1.4).

If you bought an a6000 and an adapter for a-mount lenses, then the adapter would be doing the AF for you, and you wouldn't necessarily get the AF speed or AF options advertised for the a6000 with a native e-mount lens.

In other words, with a a6000, you're at a disadvantage lens-wise, whether you use one of the limited selection of native e-mount lenses or you get an adapter and use a-mount lenses.

If I wanted something faster and more portable than my a99, the a77ii would seem like a smarter investment than the a6000, given the current lens line-up. Of course if they start selling some bright zoom lenses in e-mount that would change things for me, but I haven't even heard any rumors about brighter zooms under development yet.

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