In today’s video I’ll be discussing 70-200 lenses that I recommend for your Sony mirrorless cameras. My eyes opened to Sony because of the 70-200 f4 G OSS lens when I first tried it on the a6000.
It tracked as fast amazingly fast and I was impressed.
This lens performs quite well with the a7R II. AF is fast and accurate and it is the fastest tracking focus in this focal length on that camera body. My experience has been that native E or FE mount lenses perform the best on the a7R II camera.
Second I recommend the 70-200 f2.8 G SSM II lens. This is an A mount lens and if you need f2.8 and must have it for the look, then check out this lens. Though I found it to be slower in tracking focus than the native FE mount 70-200 f4, the AF performance might be perfect for your needs. You’ll need an LA-EA3 adapter to use on your a7R II and that is the camera/lens combination I recommend.
Canon shooters can adapt their 70-200 f2.8 IS II lens by using a Metabones IV adapter (as well as other brands). This gives the best performance in AF as well as being able to utilize the Eye AF of the Sony (for portrait shooters this is HUGE).
If you’re going to go strictly manual focus with your Canon glass on the a7R II then you might want to investigate other adapters that are 1/4 the price of the Metabones. Fotodiox makes one for around $100 that has good reports.
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