08-29-2016, 10:12 AM
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I've been using a Canon XSI (Rebel 450D) since about 2009. Along the way I upgraded my walking-around lens to an EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 which is pretty nice.

However, I'm overdue for an upgrade (mostly getting tired of the grainy photos and awful low light performance), and decided to jump ship to mirrorless, so this morning I ordered a Sony A6000, and a Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 lens!

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 08-29-2016, 10:45 AM
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Congrats! I think you are in for a treat and will LOVE the a6000!

Funny this came up as a few weeks ago I realized that somewhere in our cross country move my a6000 "disappeared." After weeks of searching I decided to replace it last Thursday with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II. I was SO close to getting another a6000, but I got a great deal on the Olympus and I was curious how they compare. Also, I plan on eventually getting a Sony full frame down the road so I might as well experience something different. The Olympus had a few pleasant changes, but I sure miss my a6000!


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 08-29-2016, 12:25 PM
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I was tempted by the full frame myself, but part of my decision to leave Canon was for the portability of mirrorless.

Body shipped already, but the lens is coming from KEH used and I dunno how fast they are.

In your opinion, should I splurge for the Zeiss UV Filter or stick with Hoya?

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 08-29-2016, 01:36 PM
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Very nice!  You will need to post some picture both of it and with it and give us your impression.

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 08-29-2016, 02:48 PM
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(08-29-2016, 12:25 PM)Gig103 Wrote: In your opinion, should I splurge for the Zeiss UV Filter or stick with Hoya?


I think Hoya would be just as clear as Zeiss for simple UV filtration. I have heard of rare instances of them easily cross-threading, so just be careful when you first get it. Personally, I never use UV filters, but I will use polarizers. For my a6000 I did splurge and went with a B+W circular polarizer, simply because that's what I used in my SLR/DSLR days so the brand always stuck with me.

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 10-15-2016, 09:09 PM
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I thought I'd post an update. The Sony A6000 w/ Zeiss 16-70 lens is a phenomenal combo. Lightweight, compact, and takes awesome photos. I really enjoyed getting to know it on my Hawaii vacation and with one exception love the electronic viewfinder. Seeing menus is great, and seeing previews of your shot are great to help tweak settings prior to hitting the shutter. The downside is that the EVF can only show you something down to low light of about 1sec (or 1.25sec?) exposure at ISO3200, so for starlight photography I had to guess at focus and composition.

I rented the FE 70-200mm lens (f/4) from Lensrentals, and as soon as I have another vacation on the books I will either rent it again, or buy it. It's very sharp (as are the 70-200 from Canon and Nikon) with great color.

5 out of 5 stars for the A6000!

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 11-21-2017, 10:05 PM
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Bumping my own thread. When I left it last, I had rented the 70-200 f/4 lens and thought it was fantastic. KEH ran a "Pre Black Friday Sale" which took 15% off of an already discounted "Like new" lens. Total discount 29% (and no sales tax), and a 1 year warranty. I've bought used from them before for my Zeiss lens and was very happy with the experience.

Whoop whoop Smile

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 11-21-2017, 11:33 PM
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Nice score!

I picked up a zeiss batis 24mm f2 used from them a while back, and it’s been a fantastic lens. I’d like to get a zoom (all I have are primes: 24mm, 50mm, 90mm), but I haven’t tried the 70/200 F4 - does it take the teleconverter? I have been eying the 70/200GM - but it’s twice the price.

Edit: look’s like the TC is only compatible with the 70/200GM and 100/400GM Sad
I guess I’ll stick with the 90mm and some cropping for now

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