Adaptive or Native?

Started Oct 15, 2017 | Discussions thread
WryCuda Veteran Member • Posts: 8,203
Re: Adaptive or Native?

TVProducer wrote:

so I have a Sony A6000 and I plan on beginning to do a lot more hired work with it. However the lenses are an issue. I have a sony native 35mmf1.8 , kit 18-50, and 55-210 4-6ish variable. I have researched and know many people use metabones to adapt canon lenses. Is this cheaper than just buying native? Mind you I have no canon glass as of yet. AF will be a huge thing for me. I would also buy glass that is FF because I want to future proof once I upgrade to a non crop body from Sony. Can I get some advice?

I wouldn't consider going the Canon/adapter route for an instant. There's the cost of the adapter as well as the Canon lenses, plus you may be disappointed by the AF performance.

I used to use 16-50mm, 50mm f/1.8 and Sigma 19mm f/2.8 on my a6000, but having given these to a family member, I now have only FE lenses to share between my a6000 and a7 bodies, and this gives some useful flexibility as regards equivalent focal length.

  • Zony FE 35mm f/2.8 (compact travel lens for a7, candid photography for a6000).
  • Zony FE 16-35mm f/4 (wide angle zoom for a7, useful range on a6000).
  • Sony 70-200mm f/4 (portrait lens for a7, sports/wildlife for a6000).
  • Sony 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 (general lens for a7 and a6000).

The 28-70mm lens may not interest you, but it is great when mounted on the a6000. In combination with the 16-35mm on the a7, I have a very useful combination for travel.

There's other lenses for portraiture that you might consider, such as 55mm and 85mm primes, but these don't interest me. I have used the (APS-C) 50mm f/1.8 for the occasional portrait, but it's not suitable for commercial work, IMHO.

The Sony 70-200mm f/4 is a seriously good lens on either camera; it works well on either the a7 or a6000, and I have seen some stunning results posted when the lens is mounted on the a7rII.

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