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Sony 70-200 f4 vs Sony A-mount 70-200 f2.8 for theater?


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I am in the middle of transitioning from Nikon to Sony a7rii.

 

Does anyone have experience comparing the native f4 lens versus adapting the Sony A-mount lens?     I have read that the f4 is certainly not small ( just as big as the 70-200 f2.8 Nikon that I'm "downsizing" from) and softer at the 200mm range.

 

I am hoping to find a lens that is optimal for low light theatriccal performance. shots.   I would also consider shooting a 135/2, crop mode if necessary for reach.

 

Size, price, and image quality are main values here.

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The Sony is 72mm (against 77), 175mm long (against 215 + mount size) and 840g (against 1500g). Its big, but also compact, very easy to handle.

I assume you mean this Nikon http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/644741-USA/Nikon_2185_AF_S_Nikkor_70_200mm_f_2_8G.html

 

 

I used the Sony at an indoor hockey game, its probably similar to theater lighting levels, and I had to turn the ISO up. This is on an A7ii, 141mm, ISO6400, F4 and 1/2000s, from the mid rows of a grand stand. I think its OK actually, a bit grainy, would prefer ISO1600.

 

 

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The Sony is 72mm (against 77), 175mm long (against 215 + mount size) and 840g (against 1500g). Its big, but also compact, very easy to handle.

I assume you mean this Nikon http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/644741-USA/Nikon_2185_AF_S_Nikkor_70_200mm_f_2_8G.html

 

Yes, that's the comparison I'm thinking of.  And yes, I suspect the light levels will be similar.   As I will be using the a7rii, I should be able to dial the ISO up a little more and get away with it.

Thanks for posting the picture, too.

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I catch myself, that I enjoy using my Sony G 70-200 f/4 a lot on my A6000 with battery grip, and with an range of 105-300mm, mostly with 300mm and excellent results!  

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