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« on: November 21, 2016, 09:50:13 AM »
In a few days i am getting the new a99II. I will post here my first impresion and functinality of the camera.

The original a77 goes to the 17 years old doughter that she gets now in photography.
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Re: a99II
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 10:12:19 AM »
Look forward to hearing how you get on with it - everything I read suggest it's an awesome piece of kit!
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Re: a99II
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 04:57:15 PM »
Good for you REX, I hope you keep us informed on how you find it.
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Re: a99II
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 06:21:50 PM »
Yes...
There are people who actually think LENS stabilization is better than sensor shifting!

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Re: a99II
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 01:56:12 PM »
Good for you REX, I hope you keep us informed on how you find it.


Definitly i will, first i will report about the telelens and autofocus since until now all speculation are confused.

I have send again an e-mail and asking more question even if i have already order the Camera.

Until now what i hear and saw on interbet i am imprest but if i get some more technical explanations it will be better
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2016, 12:43:17 PM »
The a99II is really amazing camera particularly in AF area.

AF

Eye focus is excellent in AF-C and work in any area of the 399 AF points.

You can select only the PDAF (79) cross sensor (combine with the On sensors PDAF) or all 399+79. The 2 system work together like there is no different in behavior.

Compare to a77II AF the Zone now instead of 9 AF points we have 15 in center and 30 in the other areas combine and unseat of 9 selectable area now we have 15 area.

Flexible spot are 9 sensors like on a77II 

The control wheel are more hard to turn( I like it) not like a99 where very easy to turn (no resistant)

Control wheels can be locked like on a77II

A lot.. a lot of customization I can say every button can be reprogram (I like it)

AF in Low light with f2.8 is is very good

All my telelens work at 12 fps with all AF points. This is very strange according to manual page 90. I am still waiting for Sony technical department to reply.

The rear joy stick is more flat and not so easy to use compare to a99/a77/II. At the begging I didn't like it but today I get use to it.

I will continue tonight when I come back home
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Re: a99II
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2016, 03:03:49 PM »
Thanks!!!

I am looking forward to picking this camera up.....
There are people who actually think LENS stabilization is better than sensor shifting!

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Re: a99II
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2016, 03:32:17 PM »
There's a Photography show local to me this weekend, sponsored by one of the major UK photography chains (London Camera Exchange), so I'm hoping to be able to get a chance to try the A99II there.

If I do get to play, or find anything new, I'll let you know my thoughts.
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Re: a99II
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2016, 04:09:02 AM »
Cool!
There are people who actually think LENS stabilization is better than sensor shifting!

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Re: a99II
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2016, 06:15:08 PM »
Hi , my friend Rex any news from A99ii?

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Re: a99II
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2016, 10:20:59 AM »
First bug from A99II

The camera with MD adapter with chip work ok

The camera without out lens only the camera frond cap (MF or AF) also work ok in Hi+/Hi/Mid but in low only one shot and is locked / freeze 

You can not even access the menu. You have to remove battery to reset or attached an AF lens and limitedly you hear the second shot firing without pressing any shutter.

It must be a bug in Frame rate lo without lens / no chiped lens

PS: I didn't buy this camera for my manual MD lens but for the superior autofocus with Sony lens. I Just confirm what over on Dyxum a user found. If Sony fix it with firmware or not is not a big deal for me.

I just came back from a school celebration where my daughter was dancing. Really the AF is phenomenal.

Now I am traveling to a sea side place for some birds and tonight when I will be back I will post my first pictures
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Re: a99II
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2016, 10:47:31 AM »
Minolta 11-18 work perfect from 14mm to 18mm in full frame mode and in APS-C super 35mm even better.
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Re: a99II
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2016, 06:23:37 PM »
This is why I like to wait a few months after release before buying; so Sony can work out all the bugs and fix them.

But you'd think with 4.5 years of development time that there wouldn't BE any bugs....
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Re: a99II
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2016, 03:51:35 PM »
So I got a chance to try an A99II at the LCE Photography show today.

It had the Zeiss 16-35 attached, and felt nicely balanced, focus was quick and looked good (but no card in camera, so no option to review on a larger screen).

The coverage of AF points was great, not sure exactly what mode it was in, but I could move the focus point to select a small block of points, and it would then pick the exact point from that group - in a busy room it was easy to select a single person and focus on them.

The EVF was very nice, clear and flicker free - I could definitely use it as a replacement for the A900 OVF.

Overall, thumbs up, and i need to start saving... :)
It is difficult to explain to white mice that black cats are lucky...

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CZ 16-35 f/2.8, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 HSM, Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di USD, Sony 70-300G,
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Re: a99II
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2016, 05:04:12 PM »
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There are people who actually think LENS stabilization is better than sensor shifting!