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« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2016, 08:06:31 AM »




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Re: a99II
« Reply #49 on: December 31, 2016, 08:09:43 AM »
Next post pictures will be with 300G and 300G with x2
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Re: a99II
« Reply #50 on: December 31, 2016, 07:40:28 PM »
awesome pics Rex,  can i ask what settings you were using, in particular when shooting bird life what focus point setting.  ----- OH and Happy New Year to everyone. May it be a good one.
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« Reply #51 on: January 01, 2017, 08:00:36 AM »
Thanks BrianNZ for the wishes the same to you and your family.BrianNZ these were the first day shots the other day will follow were with 300G and 300G + 2x more experience than the first day.

Setting: I usually work with flexible expand spot or zone in AF-C mode, AF priority and  drive mode f/s at Hi.

In position Memory 1  I saved:

-Always AF-C and AF priority
-For tracking sensitivity to lowest level 1 and memory 3 at tracking sensitivity level 5.

With these flamingo because I was not prepare that they will fly I was in memory settings 1 and camera AF range limiter from near infinity to infinity.

Because flamingos don't fly very erratic I was more lucky with sensitivity in level low because camera didn't attempt to refocus when something similar came in between or the object was not any more covered by the AF sensors (something impossible on a99II). I was using the camera in Super 35mm (APS-C) mode almost the frame full of AF sensors.


 

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Re: a99II
« Reply #52 on: January 01, 2017, 10:33:06 PM »
Some fantastic shots Rex. As a bird enthusiast I loved seeing the Flamingos.  As Brian noted, we do not see them in this part of the world but at least we have some colourful parrots here......john
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Re: a99II
« Reply #53 on: January 02, 2017, 12:23:10 AM »
mmmmmmmmmmmm   we have lots of birds here, sparrows,  thrush,  seagulls, magpies  lol,  most of the birds i have posted before have been photographed in Australia.   Actually  we do have a bit more than the above, ive just got to get out and find them,   could be a few hours drive away.
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Re: a99II
« Reply #54 on: January 05, 2017, 08:23:48 AM »
my toy has arrived ----  first impressions   WOW i have a lot of learning to do lol.  had a very quick play with lens micro adjust,  just to get the feeling of what to do,  and can now see the difference,  hopefully tomorrow i can get a few hours to sit down and do it properly,  also want to get it paired with my phone for GPS. I am surprised a bit i guess by how different it really is to the A77. might be a while before i manage some decent shots.
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Re: a99II
« Reply #55 on: January 05, 2017, 05:48:33 PM »
Have fun!!!
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Re: a99II
« Reply #56 on: January 06, 2017, 09:27:55 PM »
The A99II is considerably more advanced than the A77. Shows what Sony can achieve in a few years.

The A77 has GPS but we must use the Sony PMB software (what garbage!) to download the Data, and that only lasts one month. It's a bit of a pain.
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Re: a99II
« Reply #57 on: January 07, 2017, 07:58:17 PM »
It is SOOOOOOOOOOO easy to be frustrated with some of the decisions the product engineers at Sony make.

Like deciding to only offer GPS in the A99II through a connection with a smart phone. Well, it's competitors offer connectivity AND GPS internally. So why didn't Sony?

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Re: a99II
« Reply #58 on: January 08, 2017, 08:43:41 AM »
i have FINALY managed to pair my cell phone to the A99II, things just didnt seem to want to work,  i gave up after two hours first go,  and had another go the following day,  was about to give in completely when suddenly it just worked,  problem was i dont know what i did differently to the other umpteen tries!  any way, lenses now calibrated (i think) and paired with phone,  going to a bird sanctuary in a couple of days so hopefully will be able to post some pics.
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Re: a99II
« Reply #59 on: January 08, 2017, 09:49:47 AM »
Most common problem I find when I try to connect any of my cameras with the phone is the mobile dada must be deactivate. Mobile data is the icon with an arrow up and another arrow down. If this icon is activate on phone then the camera can not communicate with the phone.

Good luck with bird shooting ..waiting to seem some post
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