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by bfitzgerald
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A99 ramblings and thoughts...
Replies: 17
Views: 2115

Re: A99 ramblings and thoughts...

Just had a quick look their prices are pretty decent from what I can see, and you get a 12 month warranty on cameras/lenses Lens prices also decent I might dig around on that place now and then. What I notice on ebay is people are pricing too high on many items, so they sit there and nobody buys the...
by bfitzgerald
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A99 ramblings and thoughts...
Replies: 17
Views: 2115

Re: A99 ramblings and thoughts...

Mike I think wildlife shooting is very much more a crop sensor advantage than full frame, I say think because it's one area I've almost never done anything on - might give it a try sometime. Lenses vary a lot, that's what I have found testing multiple copies of some. Also different people have their...
by bfitzgerald
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A99 ramblings and thoughts...
Replies: 17
Views: 2115

Re: A99 ramblings and thoughts...

I think it's more to do with "good enough", the words that strike fear into camera makers. For me the A99 is good enough Plus mix in the long time collection of FF Minolta lenses, it gave me a body to put them on. So I got huge bang per buck as they say I can see the flaws too, if I were a...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A99 ramblings and thoughts...
Replies: 17
Views: 2115

Re: A99 ramblings and thoughts...

The price has crept down a bit on the A99II, still at £2500 seems a fairly hefty outlay. You can bag a grey market one for considerably less, I see them about for sometimes €2000 odd. I would find it hard to justify the price of any of the 3 cameras currently for sale - none are as cheap as they sho...
by bfitzgerald
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A99 ramblings and thoughts...
Replies: 17
Views: 2115

Re: A99 ramblings and thoughts...

The A99II would be off the radar for me, at least at the moment. I'm not sure I'd want to invest in the cost - no doubt some could justify it. Only reason the A99 is around is the price I got it for, can't complain at all. Would I have paid full price - no absolutely not I agree with DK's assessment...
by bfitzgerald
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Alpha Spotting
Topic: 3 Alphas at once
Replies: 2
Views: 2593

Re: 3 Alphas at once

They are out there I saw plenty of A mount cameras over the years. It is unlikely to have 3 at the same time I've no doubts that A mount is still around in reasonable numbers - though due to inactivity obviously less than in years past. I saw a load of A200-350 bodies years past, so I assume the sol...
by bfitzgerald
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A99 ramblings and thoughts...
Replies: 17
Views: 2115

Re: A99 ramblings and thoughts...

Carrying on with my ramble... M mode with Auto ISO Very useful more so than I expected. I tend to shoot in A mode most of the time, not always but 90% then M for the times you need to control everything. The problem with A mode and auto ISO is you can't set the limit or min speed - most of the time ...
by bfitzgerald
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: DxO: Sony A900 vs Olympus E-M10II
Replies: 44
Views: 8827

Re: DxO: Sony A900 vs Olympus E-M10II

Very sorry to hear this, my thoughts are with David and his family...
by bfitzgerald
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 18958

Re: Future of A mount

If I'm correct m4/3 all their bodies have IS built in I find it very useful - hugely. It's puzzling why Sony denies this to their entry/mid APS-C users only the full frame ones have it Seems like a deliberate omission to up sell to the more expensive cameras. Have to say at A6600 prices and those ne...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 18958

Re: Future of A mount

The light loss is there, though it probably hurt the older cameras more than the newer ones. Remember I had the D7000 and the A57, the Nikon is slightly better in low light (less chunky noise at high ISO), but it has no anti shake/IS. So it kinda was less of a problem due to that. I'm not sure if it...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 18958

Re: Future of A mount

Well make sure you don't watch the latest installment of Tony Northrup's "SLT's were terrible" video :-)
No it's not worth watching BTW. I'm no SLT fan, but it's stretching it to say they were awful cameras
But he does need 61mp to capture his dog for some reason
by bfitzgerald
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 18958

Re: Future of A mount

I thought Sony were targeting the "vlog" crowd with the flip up screen on these cameras? That's how it looks, I'm sure some do both. Whilst I make videos on YouTube, I don't need 4K or snazzy features so I can use what I have for that. I mainly use the X10 for that and for the stills shots...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 18958

Re: Future of A mount

Yes I saw that. The 16-55mm is about the size I would expect, but then the Tamron 17-50mm is also small and light and costs a mere fraction of that lens. OK no sealing or lens motor, who cares it's a sharp lens and a solid performer. The tele lens is small, but then I never saw the point of using AP...
by bfitzgerald
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 18958

Re: Future of A mount

I think it's just how they operate. What is odd is that the APS-C range is all the same, lacking front dials, no AF joystick (more an issue on the higher priced ones). Even more baffling; not giving the video shooters what they want (10bit 60fps 4K), doesn't bother me, but I can see how they might h...
by bfitzgerald
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 18958

Re: Future of A mount

I would! Seems like a good time to comment with a splattering of cameras and new lenses in the last couple of days Canon seem to be back to the old reliable - megapixels 32mp on a 1.6x crop, might not do so well in lower light The A6100 is evidently "budget entry level" at £829 pre-order. ...

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