Sony E-lenses on A7iii

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klondiker
klondiker Regular Member • Posts: 354
Sony E-lenses on A7iii

I'm thinking about changing my camera from A6300 to A7iii.  My line of lenses, all Sony, is as follows:

- E 50 1.8 OSS

- E 55-210 4.5 - 6.3 OSS

- E 10-18 4.0 OSS

- EPZ 18-105 4.0 G OSS

- FE 90 Macro G OSS

My question:  how these lenses will behave with new Sony A7iii?  Alternatively, perhaps I should try to sell them (except 90 macro) and purchase Tamron, or Sigma lenses of similar characteristics?  With new A7iii I will not need in lens stabilization after all.

Please advise and thank you.

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blue_skies
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Re: Sony E-lenses on A7iii

klondiker wrote:

I'm thinking about changing my camera from A6300 to A7iii. My line of lenses, all Sony, is as follows:

- E 50 1.8 OSS

- E 55-210 4.5 - 6.3 OSS

- E 10-18 4.0 OSS

- EPZ 18-105 4.0 G OSS

- FE 90 Macro G OSS

My question: how these lenses will behave with new Sony A7iii? Alternatively, perhaps I should try to sell them (except 90 macro) and purchase Tamron, or Sigma lenses of similar characteristics? With new A7iii I will not need in lens stabilization after all.

Please advise and thank you.

They will all work, but the APS-C crop is just a little over 10Mp. If that works for you (sufficient for Web, 4k monitors, letter paper prints), then you can use them.

Sony, Tamron and Sigma have a line of 'affordable' full-frame E-mount lenses that you could take a look at.

Also, you should search for specials, if you are not in a hurry. Some Black Friday/Cyber Monday discounts may still be applicable.

The IBIS in the camera works with the OSS in the lens.

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Aaron@Utah Senior Member • Posts: 1,629
Re: Sony E-lenses on A7iii
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klondiker wrote:

I'm thinking about changing my camera from A6300 to A7iii. My line of lenses, all Sony, is as follows:

- E 50 1.8 OSS

- E 55-210 4.5 - 6.3 OSS

- E 10-18 4.0 OSS

- EPZ 18-105 4.0 G OSS

- FE 90 Macro G OSS

My question: how these lenses will behave with new Sony A7iii? Alternatively, perhaps I should try to sell them (except 90 macro) and purchase Tamron, or Sigma lenses of similar characteristics? With new A7iii I will not need in lens stabilization after all.

Please advise and thank you.

depends what you will be replacing them with  you can still use the "E" lenses f you don't mind the 10mp in crop mode down  from 24mp in FF  you may be able to use the 50 and 55-210 without any vignetting in FF mode but forget about the 10-18 and 18-105  you will get all kinds of vignetting with those two   when used in FF mode

other than the 10-18mm you won't get much out of any of these lens on the used market. definitely not anywhere close to replacing them with their FF equivalent versions

I would probably keep the 6300 and 10-18 and 90mm and sell the rest to help pay for the a7III

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klondiker
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Re: Sony E-lenses on A7iii

Thank you all for replies.  My decision is simple for now: stay where you are, that is with A6300.

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gregn

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Deniz Turkmen Junior Member • Posts: 43
Re: Sony E-lenses on A7iii

I know you decided to stay with 6300 which is fine, but I was in a similar situation few months back. Luckily I did not own too many lenses, the only relevant crop lens I owned was 20mm f/2.8

Then I found this site that tested different crop lenses on an A7 body to show the effects. I decided I was OK with it since 20mm lens did not produce huge amount of vignette so I bit the bullet. You can check to see if they tested your lenses.

A7's can run in auto-crop mode where you won't see the vignette but I am manually cropping instead to save few more megapixels. Otherwise what's the point, better keep the old camera

I still bought a Tamron 28-200mm so I don't even use the 20mm anymore.

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klondiker
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Re: Sony E-lenses on A7iii

Deniz, thanks for the link.  With all that cropping I will be losing pixels and this is not what I want.  So, for the time being I'll stay with A6300 as sharpness is my main consideration for macro photography.

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