a6300/6500 with LA-EA3/4 for Tamron 156?

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richiemccaw Contributing Member • Posts: 920
a6300/6500 with LA-EA3/4 for Tamron 156?

I used to use the Tamron 150-600 with the Nex 6 via the LA-EA4 adapter.

Does it make sense for me to get either the a6300 or a6500 to simply replace the Nex 6 for a birding set up?

Mainly static birds with perhaps 20, 30% of the time BIF shots. Good high ISO performance is one of the criteria as I don't get many chances to shoot so I would like to be able to ready for most conditions when I do get out.

I will likely buy the a6x00 cameras new, or an a7r2 used. Even then there could be at least about a $500 gap between the two choices.

What about the LA-EA3 adapter? Would this or the LA-EA4 adapter be the best choice for the job?

I've been through quite a few articles and posts but am hoping to validate my research results. It seems the a6500 is the best choice given its fps and buffer. A7r2 does not have that big an advantage in high ISO conditions when in APSC mode. A6300 is very similar in quality to the a6500, albeit with poorer fps and buffer.

The LA-EA3 adapter would be a better choice but LA-EA4 should do just fine even with its own PDF system. Both adapters can take advantage of the high fps from the a6x00 cameras.

The FE100-400 is not in my plans mainly because a used copy is another $500 more than the a7r2.


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