Sony 70-200 GM 2.8 A-Mount on A7RII

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  1. brendancaulfield

    brendancaulfield TPF Noob!

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    Hey All,

    I recently purchased an A7RII and couldn't be happier with it. I have an a-mount 70-200 G 2.8 lens. I am trying to decide whether to sell it and get the e-mount version. In general, I use this lens for shooting indoor sports (hockey, dance, etc.). I was thinking about buying the LAEA3 and using the a-mount glass on my new camera but I am not really sure what I am losing with this setup over using the native mount. Anyone else had any experience with this? If so, what are your impressions? I know there are nuances between the native lens functionality but is it worth the price to upgrade the lens or should I just buy the adapter and stick with the lens I have?

    Thanks in advance and have a great day!

    -brendan


     
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    I'd suggest renting the A mount adapter and seeing if the A mount lens performs well enough for you on the E mount body. I did this exercise with the A mount 70-400mm G and my a6500 and wasn't pleased with the autofocus performance. I saved up for the E mount 100-400 G and am much happier with the native glass.
     
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    I would suggest you use an e-mount lens on the A7r3. We had the same setup - studio use, and found the focus could hunt a bit with the LAEA3 .
    When we put the lens on the A99i it was super fast to focus.
    So we tried out and then purchased the e-mount 70-200 2.8 G lens for the a7r2.
    Super fast focus and amazing quality.
     

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