The agony of finding the right Superzoom

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4thnebula Senior Member • Posts: 2,064
The agony of finding the right Superzoom

I sold my Tamron 16-300 after I purchased my Canon 80D rather than getting it upgraded for Canon's new liveview. Now I really miss it though the IQ was a real compromise under most conditions. Now am looking at the following:

Sony 24-240 OSS

Tamron 16-300 VC (to work with Canon 80D and Sony a6000 with Metabones)

Tamron 28-300 VC (to work with Canon 80D and Sony a6000 with Metabones)

Sigma 18-300 OS ((to work with Canon 80D and Sony a6000 with Sigma MC-11)

These are the only lenses I am considering unless one of the Sony 18-200's is no worse.

Price:

Sony 24-240 OSS ($900)

Tamron 16-300 VC ($500) (is supect this lens is in transition to handle Tamron's new upgrade system.

Tamron 28-300 VC ($500)

Sigma 18-300 OS ($500) uses Sigma's USB upgrade system which seems to be a positive.

Metabone IV ($400)

Sigma MD-11 ($250)-understand this adaptor is in transition to handle new technologies

I realize this type of post can be boring and most here have or are in the same situation but hopefully this gives me an additional perspective.

The other options are to have two lenses (eg. Sony 28-70 OSS with 70-200 and 1.4 TC).  This gives better IQ but lots of switching lenses and potentially getting missed shots.  I need good IQ but not always great IQ.

 4thnebula's gear list:4thnebula's gear list
Sony a6000 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Olympus PEN E-PL5 +11 more
Canon EOS 80D Sony a6000 Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
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