Expected quality 4.5-6.3/55-210 OSS on A6000 vs. Tamron 18-300mm on A7iv?

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poipoipoi_2016 Senior Member • Posts: 1,092
Re: Expected quality 4.5-6.3/55-210 OSS on A6000 vs. Tamron 18-300mm on A7iv?

mlevin77 wrote:

I'm upgrading from A6000 to A7iv. In choosing lenses, I'm specifically wondering whether this all-in-one lens:

https://petapixel.com/2021/10/22/tamron-18-300mm-f-3-5-6-3-review-this-cant-possibly-be-good-can-it/

on A7iv is likely to be better or worse than the 4.5-6.3/55-210 OSS I was using (and very happy with) on my Sony alpha 6000? I'm trying to figure out if I'm better off with a bunch of specialized lenses or whether this superzoom is going to do at least as well as what I'm used to on my a6000.

If you're going to stick an APS-C lens on an FF body:

1) Don't

2) Spend up to the RIV or give it 4 months for the RV because you will not like doing an APS-C crop on "just" 33MP.

Tamron 28-200 isn't bad or if you're going to replace your 55-210, the 70-300 exists and the 100-400 is a sweet albeit massive lens (I have a shoulder strap on the lens, a camera strap on the body, and tuck it under my arm).

Alternatively, ask yourself exactly what you're missing on APS-C that requires a move to FF and go grab the 6600 instead.

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