70-200mm F4 on A6000

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utahkelly Junior Member • Posts: 33
70-200mm F4 on A6000
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This is what the 70-200 looks like on a A6000.

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miro3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,396
Re: 70-200mm F4 on A6000

is that the FE 70-200?

miro3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,396
Re: 70-200mm F4 on A6000
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obviously not a good idea

dbm305 Senior Member • Posts: 1,639
Re: 70-200mm F4 on A6000
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Actually  a great idea!

I got one for my A7r; but we use it more on my partner's A6000 for continuous AF, where it's not quite as good as the 5DIII used to be (it had fantastic tracking even if only 5 or 6 FPS) but not too far off.

You just have to think of the lens as the thing you are carrying with your left hand, and the camera is a little back you attach to the lens that has some controls on..

It's actually quite comfortable...

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paul1508 Regular Member • Posts: 402
Re: 70-200mm F4 on A6000
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Something like a very big QX100

miro3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,396
Re: 70-200mm F4 on A6000

paul1508 wrote:

Something like a very big QX100

with the emphasis on VERY

D Cox Forum Pro • Posts: 14,083
Re: 70-200mm F4 on A6000

miro3 wrote:

obviously not a good idea

Why not ?

miro3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,396
Re: 70-200mm F4 on A6000

D Cox wrote:

miro3 wrote:

obviously not a good idea

Why not ?

The lens is too big and heavy, and difficult to balance with that small body, with a medium-sized grip

jpr2 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,710
re: what it does look like doesn't matter, although I'd prefer it to be BLACK
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However much more interesting are the shots - esp. of fast action targets - that you might have captured with combo. In particular wide open at long end, and of small[ish] targets (dogs, kids) running straight at the lens !!

jpr2

JurijTurnsek Regular Member • Posts: 450
Re: 70-200mm F4 on A6000
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miro3 wrote:

D Cox wrote:

miro3 wrote:

obviously not a good idea

Why not ?

The lens is too big and heavy, and difficult to balance with that small body, with a medium-sized grip

So does that mean DSLR shooters tumble backwards when the use small prime lenses? Get a grip.

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Steven-T
Steven-T Veteran Member • Posts: 3,354
Re: re: what it does look like doesn't matter, although I'd prefer it to be BLACK

jpr2 wrote:

However much more interesting are the shots - esp. of fast action targets - that you might have captured with combo. In particular wide open at long end, and of small[ish] targets (dogs, kids) running straight at the lens !!

jpr2

How about a beautiful Humming Bird (green-ish blue-ish orange-ish colors?), on the tree at the other side of the pond? And you want to get a clear view of the little babe dancing up-and-down left-and-right behind the tree branches on a shady day?  Most probably need major cropping at home too . . .

Steven

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jpr2 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,710
Steven: alas, we don't have hummers on our side of the Pond...

Steven-T wrote:

jpr2 wrote:

However much more interesting are the shots - esp. of fast action targets - that you might have captured with combo. In particular wide open at long end, and of small[ish] targets (dogs, kids) running straight at the lens !!

How about a beautiful Humming Bird (green-ish blue-ish orange-ish colors?), on the tree at the other side of the pond? And you want to get a clear view of the little babe dancing up-and-down left-and-right behind the tree branches on a shady day? Most probably need major cropping at home too . . .

Steven

...other than the Moth Hawk variety (also pretty tough to photograph, and even tougher to FIND). So... yes, that would be highly interesting too. No hands-on experience, though, but... perhaps mine EF 300/4L IS in manual-focusing mode would have a chance, esp. as it is optimized for MFD only 1.2 meters??

jpr2

Tuloom Senior Member • Posts: 1,808
Re: 70-200mm F4 on A6000

JurijTurnsek wrote:

miro3 wrote:

D Cox wrote:

miro3 wrote:

obviously not a good idea

Why not ?

The lens is too big and heavy, and difficult to balance with that small body, with a medium-sized grip

So does that mean DSLR shooters tumble backwards when the use small prime lenses? Get a grip.

Classic.

jpr2 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,710
ROLF :D :D :D (n/t)

jpr2

miro3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,396
Re: 70-200mm F4 on A6000

Tuloom wrote:

JurijTurnsek wrote:

miro3 wrote:

D Cox wrote:

miro3 wrote:

obviously not a good idea

Why not ?

The lens is too big and heavy, and difficult to balance with that small body, with a medium-sized grip

So does that mean DSLR shooters tumble backwards when the use small prime lenses? Get a grip.

Classic.

Mediocre.

Siobhan A Senior Member • Posts: 1,857
That must be a fake
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I hope that is not the real FE 70-200. There is no advantage over a small DSLR.

Tuloom Senior Member • Posts: 1,808
Re: That must be a fake
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Siobhan A wrote:

I hope that is not the real FE 70-200. There is no advantage over a DSLR.

Except that one can take it off and use a tiny 50 Cron, or the wee CV15, maybe the spectacular a G28, and the 120 gram FE35, and the SEL35, or a 35 Lux, or.....

Steven-T
Steven-T Veteran Member • Posts: 3,354
jpr2: Our ponds in the park are all fenced . . . and, Don't feed wildlife!

jpr2 wrote:

Steven-T wrote:

jpr2 wrote:

However much more interesting are the shots - esp. of fast action targets - that you might have captured with combo. In particular wide open at long end, and of small[ish] targets (dogs, kids) running straight at the lens !!

How about a beautiful Humming Bird (green-ish blue-ish orange-ish colors?), on the tree at the other side of the pond? And you want to get a clear view of the little babe dancing up-and-down left-and-right behind the tree branches on a shady day? Most probably need major cropping at home too . . .

Steven

...other than the Moth Hawk variety (also pretty tough to photograph, and even tougher to FIND). So... yes, that would be highly interesting too. No hands-on experience, though, but... perhaps mine EF 300/4L IS in manual-focusing mode would have a chance, esp. as it is optimized for MFD only 1.2 meters??

jpr2

Let me adapt my A7R onto my Nikkor AIS 800/5.6 and give the dancing Moth Hawk a try, if I can find one . . .  No VR, No AF-S, No anything, just brute force, manual everything, with a Wimberley G-II on a Gitzo 5-4 . . .  Will add a 2x TC if needed!  Oh, what's a sunny day.

Steven

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Siobhan A Senior Member • Posts: 1,857
Re: That must be a fake

Tuloom wrote:

Siobhan A wrote:

I hope that is not the real FE 70-200. There is no advantage over a DSLR.

Except that one can take it off and use a tiny 50 Cron, or the wee CV15, maybe the spectacular a G28, and the 120 gram FE35, and the SEL35, or a 35 Lux, or.....

I am sure the FE 70-200 is not that big, but since the price is so high a Canon lens and DSLR could be had instead while keeping the A6000.   A NEX 6 and DSLR would be even less expensive but but better option too.

jpr2 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,710
Steven: good luck!! here is one for you to whet an appetite (alas, not mine)

Steven-T wrote:

jpr2 wrote:

Steven-T wrote:

jpr2 wrote:

However much more interesting are the shots - esp. of fast action targets - that you might have captured with combo. In particular wide open at long end, and of small[ish] targets (dogs, kids) running straight at the lens !!

How about a beautiful Humming Bird (green-ish blue-ish orange-ish colors?), on the tree at the other side of the pond? And you want to get a clear view of the little babe dancing up-and-down left-and-right behind the tree branches on a shady day? Most probably need major cropping at home too . . .

Steven

...other than the Moth Hawk variety (also pretty tough to photograph, and even tougher to FIND). So... yes, that would be highly interesting too. No hands-on experience, though, but... perhaps mine EF 300/4L IS in manual-focusing mode would have a chance, esp. as it is optimized for MFD only 1.2 meters??

jpr2

Let me adapt my A7R onto my Nikkor AIS 800/5.6 and give the dancing Moth Hawk a try, if I can find one . . . No VR, No AF-S, No anything, just brute force, manual everything, with a Wimberley G-II on a Gitzo 5-4 . . . Will add a 2x TC if needed! Oh, what's a sunny day.

Steven

by the way, I was always wondering how it would be to... carry all that weight of Wimberlys, Gimbals, etc. (oh yes... not to forget the 800/5.6 monster )?

Hawk-moth by Mr. Chapel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_chapel/3981029576/)

or should you prefer other angles (development stages).

jpr2

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