Telephoto options for Sony A6000

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Jock Elliott, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Any options for getting at least 450mm equivalent reach? Adaptors, etc.? Retaining autofocus is essential.

    Cheers, Jock
  2. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    You can get the Sony 70-300mm lenses w/ Sony A mount adapter. However there is no OS w/ A mount lenses.

    Also I see some use 1.7x w/ e-mount 55-210 at dreview:

    I have Canon 70-300mm IS with Canon af e-mount adapter. AF is slow or it is better with mf, but IS also works.
  3. renatoa

    renatoa New Member

    Oct 5, 2013
    The right approach of choosing a system is to evaluate these needs before, not after...

    If were choosing a MFT body, you would have the a 600mm (equivalent) lens with stabilization. Is the poor man birding solution, can't get under $1000 such reach for any other ILC system.
  4. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Right! I AM evaluating the options before I choose a camera body. As to the poor man's birding solution, I already have the FZ200, and it seems to be the best solution beyond that is the Nikon 1 V3 with the 70-300CX. It's not cheap, but it's a lot less expensive and more portable than any of the APS solutions and has more reach than the MFT solutions.

    Cheers, Jock
  5. MikeyIdaho

    MikeyIdaho New Member

    Jul 16, 2014
  6. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    I have a NEX 6 and after quite a bit of analysis over the last few months around this very question, I have opted for ... m43 again. Picking up an EP3 initially with a 40-150 (the NEX 55-210 is terribly weak), and will likely re-buy a 100-300 down the road.
  7. Kin Lau

    Kin Lau Regular

    Oct 23, 2012
    For a birding cam, I don't believe the A6000 is a good choice. There just isn't a good choice of long tele's in E or Alpha mount. There's some good tele's in Alpha mount but they're more expensive, harder to find, etc.