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Are there users here that are running Sony a99 and A550 cameras. These are the  two cameras I use and I have  questions on how to use them  best for fill lighting shooting and outdoor wedding for example. I using the Zeis 24-70 2.8 in the a99 with a Sony HVL-F32M Flash and a prime 50 mm 1.4 on the  a550 with a  Sony HLV-42AM Flash

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On 10/2/2020 at 8:42 PM, stlbobby said:

look at how many times Microsofts innocent updates caused huge problems

But thankfully, Microsoft did not make your camera.  You'd need to point to Sony doing that to cameras: that would be relevant.

Although, on the whole I do sympathise with a policy of not doing unnecessary firmware updates just because they are there, but only if there is actually  relevant fix or desired functionality in them there release notes

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I use A99(full frame) and A68(CSC). 

I too use the Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 on the a99 - as my "walk around" lens

I also use a Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 and Tamron 70-300mm  f/4-5.6 (thinking about upgrading to 70-20mm f/2.8) for landscape and architecture. 

I have a Sigma 170-500mm attached to my a68 for wildlife but sometimes carry my Minolta 500mm in my bag for lightness.

For low light and fine work, I have a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 "art" lens.

As you probably guess, I am an amateur who dabbles in various forms of photography. All my equipment is second hand, but in excellent condition - so it may not be the most up to date, but still quality glass at less than 1/2 the price of the latest gear.

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