A9 with Tamron 70-180

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Joe Tam Senior Member • Posts: 1,291

very impressed with 70-180 on my a7riv and a9.  Having used 100-400 GM since late 2018 I did suffer the shock of zooming to 180mm and then trying to turn more.  It feels like a wide-angle lens for those who are used to reach of 100-400mm.

Had to walk several miles over 4 hours with the 24-70 GM, a9, a7riv and 70-180.  My shoulders were definitely sore after due to thin think tank strap but i would not have been able to carry the 100-400 for that length of time.

i checked 100-200% crops of the 70-180 from a7riv and the detail at 200% is impressive.

very happy with this lens.  the af speed is also deadly.  only turd party lenses i had out of necessity were 24/2.8 and 35mm/2.8 Samyang lenses.  Those were decent especially for price as I needed a low profile lens.  This ups the ante for sony to lower their price and increase af speed using dual linear motors.

 Joe Tam's gear list:Joe Tam's gear list
Sony a9 Sony a7R IV Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II +11 more
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