AlphaMirrorless 020: Long Lens Options for Alpha Mirrorless Shooters

AlphaMirrorless 020: Long Lens Options for Alpha Mirrorless Shooters

The Alpha Mirrorless camera system has an impressive selection of available lenses from multiple vendors, yet one of the most glaring omissions in this selection are long focal length lenses. As wildlife and nature photographers both Juan and Andy rely on long lenses daily to make their images. On this episode of the AlphaMirrorless podcast, Juan and Andy share the long lenses they rely on and other options available. Plus they answer a few of your questions.

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Wishes of the Week

  • Juan: I wish I had more time to shoot more for myself
  • Andy: While I’m generally happy with my Canon 100-400 and MB adapter. Still want Native Sony Lens at 400mm. I want to have all the focus modes and methods available to me! And I want the fastest possible AF.

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  1. Love the show but wish you would provide specific lens info in the notes. I see that there are at least two different Canon 100-400 lenses at B&H, for example, with a price differential of $800.

  2. GD,

    We typically provide links in the show notes for the products we talk about. However sometimes we forget.

    The Canon lens we always talk about it the new version or the Mkii. The original version was not that great of a lens in our opinion.

    I’ve added the link to this lens in the show notes, and here it is for your convenience.


  3. Both you and Andy continue to praise the results of the Canon 100-400mm f/4-5.6L II with the Metabones adapter. I have the same setup that I use with my A7RII (now with FW 3.3) and the adapter with 0.52 FW but from 300-400 range I don’t get good AF performance at all. Is your experience more with the A6300 that it works so well? What else should I check in my camera setting? I’m testing it with AF-S and Flexible Spot set to medium?