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First day with 70-200G f4 & a6000
« on: May 17, 2014, 10:35:47 PM »
I find flexible spot for these type of sports more reliable than Zone focus. On A77/A99 Zone AF I find  is more reliable. With Zone autofocus the camera was trying to focus at foreground so I switch to flexible spot. AF speed I must say as fast as on SAL70-200G or even better. I used shutter priority/auto ISO 100~3200/flexible spot AF /f4 max aperture and at the end also Lock on AF. I can say more accurate than SLT. I have more focus pictures than in the same situation with SLT. Because the lens is only 70-200 I have to make a lot crop. I didn't get tired with this combination and I think this package a6000 & 70-200G f4 can replace the package A77 & SAL 70-200G.

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Re: First day with 70-200G f4 & a6000
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 10:57:16 PM »




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Re: First day with 70-200G f4 & a6000
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2014, 11:44:28 AM »
GREAT set of shots REX (aka TG) :)

You sound very pleased with this camera/lens combination. I will look forward to hearing more of your experience with this set up - plus other glass that you may add.

The a6000, like most of the new Sony cameras, is 'E' fitting isn't it? Have you (will you) be getting an adaptor so you can use any Alpha 'A' mount you have?

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Re: First day with 70-200G f4 & a6000
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2014, 01:03:23 PM »
Sounds like a promising combination and adding weight to me replacing my A77 with a smaller lighter package.
 
Great action shots and i will look forward to more of your experiences with the combo in the coming months.

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Re: First day with 70-200G f4 & a6000
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2014, 06:28:56 PM »
Thanks Frank & Chris82 ,

Since I got the SEL 70-200G f4 I am not planning to buy any LAE2/4 adapter. These adapter are SLT with A55 autofocus system. Not even the A77 autofocus system. Sony don't want right NOW to KILL a mount. Maybe in a few years :)

I have only the LA1 where I can use all my Minolta/Sony lens without any light lose. The Sony SSM lens will AF slowly using the 25 contrast sensors.

With LA2/4 you will lose the PDAF system of a6000 which is the reason I bought this camera.
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Re: First day with 70-200G f4 & a6000
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2014, 07:02:58 PM »
Thanks Rex for the information re the a6000 and the lenses.
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2014, 08:23:41 PM »
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Re: First day with 70-200G f4 & a6000
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2014, 11:21:36 PM »
You certainly are not losing any quality in the downshifting that I can see Rex.  Technology is marching on....john
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