Finding and 18200 lens for my A7 Alpha

Started Jun 23, 2014 | Questions thread
Zeisschen Regular Member • Posts: 196
Re: Same as on NEX

Zeisschen wrote:

I compared my E18-200 Tamron to my FE 70-200 on the A7r. The 70-200 is much sharper over the whole range. It also has better contrast and much less CA.

Of course it's unfair to compare these two lenses, but at 70-200 the FE lens wins by a big margin.

William Crockett wrote:

Thank you very informative. Now your Tamron E18-200 is not a full frame lens, however are you able to use without the crop effect on your A7r? Of course with the 32 aspect you can afford it, my A7 is at 24; my guess is that this would hurt me more.

Main point is to try and find a full frame 18200...perhaps to get that I will have to wait for touch lenses to come out. However your input on the 70-200 has purked my interest.

Well, in my opinion it doesn't make sense to get a FF camera and only buy one lens to cover the full range. The quality of such a lens, even if 2600$ like the canon, never deserves a FF sensor and the low speed of the lens won't make it able to shoot in low light, so you need another lens.

If you only want an 18-200 I'd go with the a6000 and the 18-200.

The look of the pictures won't be much different but your camera package will be much smaller. Well, if you really decide to use only one lens actually the Sony RX10 or the new Panasonic FZ1000 make more sense.


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