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Sep 14, 2021 10:37:08   #
Bill UT
 
I purchased a Sony A7c with a Sony G FE 24-105. Love the lens. Pics are incredible. Took my photographs from a rudimentary level to something better.🤷‍♂️

Now looking for a zoom. I have a Sony G 70-350 E mount that I used on a Sony 6400 and really liked the size and weight. It appears it is not compatible with the new body. I plan on trading on something that will give additional zoom capability with reduced weight.
Had a Sigma 150 - 600 that I used on a Nikon. Liked the quality but not the weight.

Suggestions?

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Sep 14, 2021 10:39:52   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
I have a SonyA7c and use both my Sony 100 - 400 and 200 - 600 lens on that body. That body has great tracking for bird and animal shots. Let me know if I can help.

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Sep 14, 2021 10:57:48   #
Bill UT
 
I read about the 100-400. Didn’t look at the 200-600.

Definitely worth considering.

Thanks

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Sep 14, 2021 10:58:38   #
Floyd Loc: Misplaced Texan in Florence, Alabama
 
Bill UT wrote:
I purchased a Sony A7c with a Sony G FE 24-105. Love the lens. Pics are incredible. Took my photographs from a rudimentary level to something better.🤷‍♂️

Now looking for a zoom. I have a Sony G 70-350 E mount that I used on a Sony 6400 and really liked the size and weight. It appears it is not compatible with the new body. I plan on trading on something that will give additional zoom capability with reduced weight.
Had a Sigma 150 - 600 that I used on a Nikon. Liked the quality but not the weight.

Suggestions?
I purchased a Sony A7c with a Sony G FE 24-105. L... (show quote)


An adapter weighs not much and is much less expensive than a new lens or camera. Currently using an adapter on a7m3 (E body) to use an "a" 150-600 Tamron. Total weight is still less than the combined weight of an a77m2 and 150-600 lens.

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Sep 14, 2021 11:02:19   #
Bill UT
 
Thanks I did not think about that. Curious about what might be involved when switching out the lens and downsides?

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Sep 14, 2021 11:37:12   #
Floyd Loc: Misplaced Texan in Florence, Alabama
 
Bill UT wrote:
Thanks I did not think about that. Curious about what might be involved when switching out the lens and downsides?


Not a problem. Holding the camera as normal, just grab the adapter to twist instead of the lens. My adapter stays on the 150-600 all the time as my other lens is an "E" and readily fits directly back on the camera.

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Sep 14, 2021 17:52:21   #
MDI Mainer Loc: Mount Desert, Maine
 
Many, my self included, have not been satisfied with the performance of a new e-mount Song body with an adapted a-mount lens. The autofocus tends to be the most severely degraded function. So I'd stick with native e-mount glass.

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Sep 14, 2021 17:56:14   #
Bill UT
 
Thanks

Apparently the 70-350 will work. Not sure how well as it was designed for APS-C.

I’m going to try it.

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Sep 14, 2021 21:33:10   #
Floyd Loc: Misplaced Texan in Florence, Alabama
 
MDI Mainer wrote:
Many, my self included, have not been satisfied with the performance of a new e-mount Song body with an adapted a-mount lens. The autofocus tends to be the most severely degraded function. So I'd stick with native e-mount glass.


Sorry to learn of your trouble. So far, I've not had any problems with auto focus or anything else.

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Sep 15, 2021 00:45:25   #
cahale Loc: San Angelo, TX
 
Bill UT wrote:
I purchased a Sony A7c with a Sony G FE 24-105. Love the lens. Pics are incredible. Took my photographs from a rudimentary level to something better.🤷‍♂️

Now looking for a zoom. I have a Sony G 70-350 E mount that I used on a Sony 6400 and really liked the size and weight. It appears it is not compatible with the new body. I plan on trading on something that will give additional zoom capability with reduced weight.
Had a Sigma 150 - 600 that I used on a Nikon. Liked the quality but not the weight.

Suggestions?
I purchased a Sony A7c with a Sony G FE 24-105. L... (show quote)


I like the Sony 100-400, which I use on an a7Riii body. Sharp and easy to focus.

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Sep 15, 2021 01:35:50   #
MDI Mainer Loc: Mount Desert, Maine
 
Here is a list of lenses recommended for the A7c, as well as a comprehensive list of FE lenses for A7x camera bodies:

https://sonyalpha.blog/2021/06/11/which-are-the-best-lenses-for-sony-a7c/

https://sonyalpha.blog/2019/11/10/which-lenses-to-maximise-the-potential-of-the-sony-a7riv/

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Sep 15, 2021 07:21:02   #
Bill UT
 
Thank you. I had seen some of the lens information a while ago if my memory serves me correctly.

I appreciate all the excellent constructive input I have received.

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Sep 15, 2021 08:07:39   #
bkwaters
 
Bill UT wrote:
I purchased a Sony A7c with a Sony G FE 24-105. Love the lens. Pics are incredible. Took my photographs from a rudimentary level to something better.🤷‍♂️

Now looking for a zoom. I have a Sony G 70-350 E mount that I used on a Sony 6400 and really liked the size and weight. It appears it is not compatible with the new body. I plan on trading on something that will give additional zoom capability with reduced weight.
Had a Sigma 150 - 600 that I used on a Nikon. Liked the quality but not the weight.

Suggestions?
I purchased a Sony A7c with a Sony G FE 24-105. L... (show quote)


Sigma 100-400 DG DN or Tamron 70-180 RXD

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Sep 15, 2021 08:41:07   #
Canisdirus
 
There isn't a third party option out there that can hold a candle to the Sony 100-400mm or the Sony 200-600mm zooms.
Save your nickels...do it right.

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Sep 15, 2021 10:34:23   #
newvy
 
Canisdirus wrote:
There isn't a third party option out there that can hold a candle to the Sony 100-400mm or the Sony 200-600mm zooms.
Save your nickels...do it right.


The Tamron 150-500 “holds a candle” to the Sony lenses mentioned and at $1400 offers pretty good value for money. Lots of choices. I recommend going to a good camera store and shooting them on your body and comparing. I did that on a recent trip and I couldn’t tell one lens image from the others. Good luck sorting it out

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