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If it exists (I'm not sure) you might be able to use a doubler and cheap 75-300 type lense. It would essentially be a 150-600, but you'll need a good place to sit down. Regardless of what you end up buying (if you do) what you'll want to use for settings is the lowest F you can set it at. With that, setting exposure at 1/2000 or faster with the best ISO you can use for the weather.

As for the noise it might create, Light Room can help quite a bit with that.

Teleconverters aren't a good match for consumer grade zoom lenses. Yes, some third party models will fit but the image quality reduction is going to be tremendous.
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post #12 of 19
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Teleconverters aren't a good match for consumer grade zoom lenses. Yes, some third party models will fit but the image quality reduction is going to be tremendous.

I don't personally own one, I didn't know it killed quality though, that's dull. (pun intented)
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I'm not a professional in this, but I have attempted it. I took my a6000 to a rally race, and rented the 70-200 f4. Long story short, I wasn't happy with the results. I think it was mostly my bad, not really knowing what I was doing at the time. Next time will be better.

But I firmly believe that if you go native e-mount, that lens is pretty much the only choice you have for speed and quality.
If you can get close enough to the action, which is possible in rally but probably not in F1, you could get away with the 16-70 f4 Zeiss, or 18-105 f4 G lenses.
The 55-210 will be enough zoom, just worried it might not be fast enough under all circumstances. I also had a hard time getting tack sharp pics with that lens, but that was using it in less than ideal conditions.

If you adapt other lenses you have a lot more choices. But then you'll sacrifice some AF speed, which could be a big problem at an F1 race. Even on the a6000, the AF performance is probably only "good enough" in the first place for that kind of speed. In spite of Sony's bragging about how fast the AF is, it's still no match for an expensive dslr.

The 24megs of the a6000 lets you crop for days and still have a decent sized image. So 200mm with the crop factor should be enough zoom unless you're in a horribly distant viewing point.
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post #14 of 19
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Well I got the sony LA-EA4 adapter with a sony 70-300mm f4.5 5.6g lens. I am kind of starting to regret not getting an a mount as the price of this is climbing rather quickly. 


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Well I got the sony LA-EA4 adapter with a sony 70-300mm f4.5 5.6g lens. I am kind of starting to regret not getting an a mount as the price of this is climbing rather quickly. 

Prices for the exact same lens is cheaper in A-mount than Canon EOS or Nikon F mount, i just checked Ebay, it's $200-300 cheaper.

I called my local Cameraland store and inquired about the resale value of some of my A-mounts, they pretty much said A-mount is dead though I know Sony didn't say so and just did release the a77 Mark ii.

But it's telling, for any mount's future when you see Sony's new E-mount getting a body every 3 months, especially the Full-Frame models, whereas the latest A-mount full frame, a99, dates back to 2012 with no confirmed successor.

So, yes, a bargain can be had on third-party A-mounts, although first-party A-mount stuff like Sony/Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8 remains priced very high.
     
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Do third party a mounts auto focus work with an adapter like the la ea4? 

    
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Do third party a mounts auto focus work with an adapter like the la ea4? 

All will work, its official Sony adapter, you cannot say the same for unofficial adapters like commlite or metabones. My sigma 50-500mm, 12-24mm, and tamron 28-75mm works well.

The only lens that do not work on official adapter is obscure Minolta XI powerzooms made in the 1980s.
     
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Do third party a mounts auto focus work with an adapter like the la ea4? 

All will work, its official Sony adapter, you cannot say the same for unofficial adapters like commlite or metabones. My sigma 50-500mm, 12-24mm, and tamron 28-75mm works well.

The only lens that do not work on official adapter is obscure Minolta XI powerzooms made in the 1980s.

good to know. i will probably get a couple of more lenses before moving to a full frame camera in the future. maybe i will leave sony and try a canon or nikon dslr only if i could sell all the stuff i have for a half decent price. 

    
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Eh, thing about Sony emount is all the cheap lenses u can get that's a lot pricier to get because Canikon doesn't have such a flexible short flange distance mount.

I can get a $90 100mm macro lens and an $30 40mm f1.8 pancake lens, then get nice $15 adapters and go to town smile.gif
     
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