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Crazy man seeking advice on lens

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Crazy man seeking advice on lens

I got myself a canon m200 and I have a old Sony a200 with 70-300mm lens. I was hoping if there were any adapters to get that lens to work with the canon.
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EEE2 wrote: I got myself a canon m200 and I have a old Sony a200 with 70-300mm lens. I was hoping if there were any adapters to get that lens to work with the canon.
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Don't bother.

There are physical adapters but you won't be able to control the auto focus motor or aperture.

Not worth the cost or effort.
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bhrm wrote: Don't bother.

There are physical adapters but you won't be able to control the auto focus motor or aperture.

Not worth the cost or effort.
Sucks for me. I was hoping to save a few $$. Since I'm broke now. But I guess I'll have to do without lens.
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I use Nikon lenses on my Sony all the time. With focus peaking, focus is pretty quick. Just get an adapter with aperture adjustment. Not sure if same exists for Sony to Canon? Maybe it doesn't since Canon to Sony exists. Maybe not possible due to lens distance.
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EEE2 wrote: I got myself a canon m200 and I have a old Sony a200 with 70-300mm lens. I was hoping if there were any adapters to get that lens to work with the canon.
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Not worth it to adapt for a 70-300 lens. Both the A200 and that 70-300 lens are write-offs by this point.

As for the part of you being broke, can you refund the M200? Not really the best deal out there. You can buy a used Canon 5D mk2 for $500 including basic lens. Magic Lantern compatible too. Only downside is you need to use CF cards, not SD cards.

If you really want brand new, save up some money, and then look for an open box/refurbished Canon RP. Awesome camera.
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CCHIPSS wrote: Not worth it to adapt for a 70-300 lens. Both the A200 and that 70-300 lens are write-offs by this point.

As for the part of you being broke, can you refund the M200? Not really the best deal out there. You can buy a used Canon 5D mk2 for $500 including basic lens. Magic Lantern compatible too. Only downside is you need to use CF cards, not SD cards.

If you really want brand new, save up some money, and then look for an open box/refurbished Canon RP. Awesome camera.
Thanks for the advice. Right now seems to be difficult to find many Canon RPs. But I am looking. What lens do you recommend for nature shooting/birds.
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EEE2 wrote: Thanks for the advice. Right now seems to be difficult to find many Canon RPs. But I am looking. What lens do you recommend for nature shooting/birds.
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EEE2 wrote: Sucks for me. I was hoping to save a few $$. Since I'm broke now. But I guess I'll have to do without lens.
You know, regardless you are broken or not, at least you have real hobby, which is something missing for me
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EEE2 wrote: Thanks for the advice. Right now seems to be difficult to find many Canon RPs. But I am looking. What lens do you recommend for nature shooting/birds.
If you can refund the RP, the best system for nature/birds hands down is Olympus. Used market is great and the lenses are super light (relatively) and very affordable for performance. That new 100-400mm lens (eqv of 200-800mm) is unmatched in performance per dollar by anyone. Even the kit 40-150mm is super awesome which can be found for $80-100 used or even less. I got mine for free, traded for a lunch.
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bhrm wrote: If you can refund the RP, the best system for nature/birds hands down is Olympus. Used market is great and the lenses are super light (relatively) and very affordable for performance. That new 100-400mm lens (eqv of 200-800mm) is unmatched in performance per dollar by anyone. Even the kit 40-150mm is super awesome which can be found for $80-100 used or even less. I got mine for free, traded for a lunch.
Do you know model number or examples?
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EEE2 wrote: Do you know model number or examples?
Used OMD EM-5 mk1 could be found for $150-250-ish, mk2 go for $400. Both are weather sealed.

https://www.instagram.com/getolympus/

Lens there's plenty of options, even the 70-300 (140-600mm) brand new is $600, used around $350-400 or the Panasonic 100-400mm (200-800mm)
Crop factor is 2x, yes resolution is lower at 16mp and yes noise is noisier but what's the point if you can't reach your subject and snap a sharp photo for under $1000 all in.

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