Telephoto lenses

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SilvanBromide Senior Member • Posts: 3,945
Re: Telephoto lenses

Isaias804 wrote:

Hello all,

I am currently looking for a 70-200 lens for sports photography on my A7iii and I don't know which to choose between. I'm looking at the 70-200 f4 or the SAL 70-200 f2.8G with the la-el4 adapter. Not sure how the adapted lens will perform, but these two are come out to about the same price. If there are any other FE telephotos lenses under 1k US, please let me know. Any advice to help me choose will be greatly appreciated!

In any situation, a native lens is likely to respond (AF in particular) more rapidly than an adapted lens. For sports shooting that would likely make the FE 70-200 f4 a better choice, even though it's a stop slower than the A-mount option you're considering.

Meanwhile, there's an expectation that Tamron will release a (native) FE 70-180 f2.8 zoom lens in the coming month. I'm not sure whether pricing has been confirmed, but it may be within your budget. If so you should perhaps consider it as well.

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