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by bfitzgerald
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77II ramblings and thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: A77II ramblings and thoughts

Quick update on the Wi-fi saga I did manage to finally get the imaging edge app installed. Unfortunately the fun didn't last long Settings are so basic, it makes the app almost of no use at all. I can GPS tag images when they are saved to the phone (ie the phone picks up the GPS and tags it in the p...
by bfitzgerald
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Death of the camera industry...
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Re: The Death of the camera industry...

I see people are freaking out over the Canon statement: https://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/well-that-was-damn-fast-transition-canon-says-focus-now-is-on-rf-lenses-and-there-will-be-no-new-ef-lenses-unless-market-demands-it/ Economies of scale isn't it, the new systems open the door to higher prices on...
by bfitzgerald
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77II ramblings and thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: A77II ramblings and thoughts

Couple of updates to add I noticed the VF magnification is slightly larger on the A77ii v the A99, though the difference isn't that big I've been using the video more for projects and it's quite good even in lower light as is the A99, those extra options are useful such as being able to magnify in v...
by bfitzgerald
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Death of the camera industry...
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Re: The Death of the camera industry...

I just saw the deal and posted it in case someone wanted to grab one. At that price assuming they fixed the mirror oil issue and AF problems of the D600 it's a nice buy. Yes the A99 has advantages notably steadyshot, looking at the latest Nikon release the D780 it's hard to find a reason they still ...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Death of the camera industry...
Replies: 10
Views: 1250

Re: The Death of the camera industry...

Just saw this tonight, let's remember of course the D610 is an older model Still if I had a choice between this and a new Z50 (which costs more than the FF camera) I'd run a mile from the Z mount camera. This is affordable and probably good enough for most users. For some reason the camera industry ...
by bfitzgerald
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77II ramblings and thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: A77II ramblings and thoughts

Whilst we are on video I will cover a few areas. My only interest in video is the odd YouTube one I make, and rare odd family clips now and then. A77II has a lot more features and resolves most of the complaints about the older cameras. Most obvious is the "forced crop", you had on the 57/...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77II ramblings and thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: A77II ramblings and thoughts

Well they wanted to push the sales,and the pixels was a pretty easy way to do that. Evidently some people are not happy with 24mp for some reason!
by bfitzgerald
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A77II ramblings and thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 615

A77II ramblings and thoughts

Second camera I picked up from Mike on the "want list" for a while now As before I will lay out some impressions on the camera, in case anyone finds it of use. Build: As mentioned many times before the original A77 has mag allow front/back panels. The II has a single back panel, with a pla...
by bfitzgerald
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 178
Views: 22104

Re: Future of A mount

I like the A99 most out of all the cameras I have, even after I bought Mike's A77II just recently Something about the images appeals a bit more, not that the other cameras are bad -perhaps it's nice to get back to 35mm Anyone who has a lot of FF lenses I'd say well worth getting one, though at times...
by bfitzgerald
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 178
Views: 22104

Re: Future of A mount

classiccameras wrote:There is no future for 'A' mount, Stick with what you've got or jump ship

A merry Christmas and a happy New Year

Classiccameras


I don't doubt that, what I find odd is they continue to sell stuff
It might make more sense to discontinue everything - then folks know what the story is
by bfitzgerald
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 178
Views: 22104

Re: Future of A mount

As nothing has turned up this year, and a lack of any possible release rumours. It's not looking likely we'll get anything Question remains how long Sony continue to sell A mount gear new -which seems to be their strategy possibly for hold outs and bargain lens hunters, their problem is the new pric...
by bfitzgerald
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A99 ramblings and thoughts...
Replies: 18
Views: 3317

Re: A99 ramblings and thoughts...

One thing I have noticed is on that site the Sony A stuff shifts pretty quick, so there is obviously still some demand for A mount gear. Perhaps I'll start another thread on the the A77II I got off Mike ;-D
by bfitzgerald
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A99 ramblings and thoughts...
Replies: 18
Views: 3317

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: 18
Views: 3317

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: 18
Views: 3317

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...

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