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#1 hseofficer

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 02:30 PM

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Good morning everyone!

 

Just wondering your initial thoughts in regards of the use of the new a99ii for landscape photography...

 

As the tech - specs looks similar to the a7rii in terms of dynamic range & resolution + some others, may you consider to move to this new camera, even knowing the A-mount aspect?

 

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Jefferson



#2 Golem

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 12:15 AM

It's not hugely different from any other FF 

camera, and many landscape shooters 

seem happy using the FF digital format. 

 

IBIS allows you to access locations that 

might be a PITA hauling a tripod. When 

you DO bring a tripod, it's cool to have a 

live view camera that doesn't require you 

to squint at the rear LCD while using your 

hat to shade it from the sun, cuz you also 

have live view in the eyepiece :-)   

 

You could have FF, IBIS, and a live view 

eyepice finder with an a7-II series body, 

but the a99-II has a much bigger battery, 

and bigger bottom surface for the tripod. 

  

I prefer the a7-II series, despite the dinky 

batteries, cuz I depend on vintage lenses. 

YMMV. 


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#3 Gilgenberg

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 09:58 AM

i see the advantage of the 99II in robustness, AF speed, handling and batterie live

 

same like GOLEM i prefer the A7 Body´s because of using Leica Lenses ......so no need for AF and i like the compactness, but they are a little bit delicate/flimsy 

 

my shutter button broke........ so i glued it, but it is very week plastic,

 

also the rubber grip start´s to disintegrate after 1 year, not so with my A77 Body 

 

i think the A-Mount Body´s are much better made for outside, long-live and Tripod use

 

also the lens collection is different





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