Lights and Tones Blog

REVIEW: Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 VC USD On Sony A7II

So far my longest lens for landscape was the Zeiss Sonnar 55mm F1.8 in my bag. Recently I often found myself in situations where I wanted just an intimate crop in the frame and 55mm proved to be not long enough on the Sony A7II. For full frame E-mount there is no budget tele-zoom option. Either you buy one of the FE 70-200mm versions or the FE 70-300mm. I consider the 100-400mm GM too heavy for myself. All these lenses cost a fortune and I don't want to spend that much. Fortunately adapting Canon lenses to Sony bodies is relatively easy and there are lot of different auto focus adapters available. I picked the Canon version of the highly regarded Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 VC USD lens used from eBay and a Viltrox EF-NEX IV auto focus adapter.

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REVIEW: Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE lens

Full frame 35mm is thought to be the most versatile focal length. When I go on a day trip with my family most of the time I use this. So far my old Canon nFD 35mm F2.8 did the job for me. Although being not a recent design it's a very solid performer on the Sony A7. The only thing I really missed was the autofocus capability. When the first rumours emerged that Samyang was going to release a native, 35mm, AF, pancake, full frame lens for Sony E-mount knew I would go for it.

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