system Consolidation : Need help with A6000/A7.. decisions decision

Started Jun 18, 2014 | Discussions thread
nandbytes Senior Member • Posts: 5,957
Now I am confused lol

Firstly do you need a FF and APS-C or would just APS-C do?

If you want small and rugged DSLR, pentax will have a solution for you. They also have nice lenses. No harm in looking there I think if you haven't already.

Also why not just buy sony a-mount? Sony SLT are generally little smaller and lighter than canikon equivalents. But they aren't particularly small unless you buy something like A58 which is actually lighter than A7 I think but not smaller.

Sony makes a 50mm/1.4 too. Not as a good as the sigma 50mm art lens but its also lot cheaper and think 3 times smaller. There is also a sony 50mm/1.4 ZA i.e. the zeiss equivalent with SSM which is of course more expensive.

Here are my lens suggestions:

I think you have your fisheyes and UWA set.

For 50-70mm – sony 50mm/1.4 or sony/minolta 50mm macro f/2.8 (very sharp). If you have the money FE55. it will 50mm on A7 and 75mm equivalent on A6K.

For 300mm equivalent – how about a sigma 70-200mm/2.8 which has OS too so you will have stabilization with EA plus you get 300mm equivalent on A6K. Its a fast lens and very sharp.

You could also look into a minolta 200mm/2.8 prime (with matched 1.4x and 2x teleconveters) which is sharp, fast and slightly smaller and lighter than FE70-200. Also will be 300mm equivalent on A6K. Otherwise there is always the sony 70-300 G equivalent tamron.

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