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by peterottaway
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A99-2
Replies: 98
Views: 8915

Re: A99-2

I have had the Minolta 80-200 HS for a quite a number of years but have only had the Sony A99-2 for a few weeks ( end of financial year sale on current stock with 20% discount ). Most of the time I have been using the Sigma 24-105 zoom and the 70-400 as well, usually with with DXO Photo Lab. Usually...
by peterottaway
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: GAS is back - Sony FE 100 STF
Replies: 9
Views: 3166

Re: GAS is back - Sony FE 100 STF

I bought a Sigma A mount 24-105 some 12 months ago at half the price ( actually a little less ) for the new FE lens. With its bulk and weight it is better balanced on A mount cameras than on the A7R II, but when I need a one lens solution it works fine. Having had the old Minolta 85 / 1.4 and the 10...
by peterottaway
Mon May 22, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony announces new A9 in New York....
Replies: 78
Views: 10550

Re: Sony announces new A9 in New York....

Colour is pretty much all in the mind and what is "correct" can also be affected by cultural preferences even before colour photography ever existed. All in all, Sony is probably more technically correct in its colour representations, just not what Fuji, Canon, Nikon et al present. Contras...
by peterottaway
Mon May 22, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony announces new A9 in New York....
Replies: 78
Views: 10550

Re: Sony announces new A9 in New York....

But for a number of years even though the Canon hardware was plateauing they managed to keep most of their market from getting too disgruntled by all manner of software tweeks and ruses. Their market share indicates that they make the most of their captive audience together with incentives to retail...
by peterottaway
Sun May 21, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony announces new A9 in New York....
Replies: 78
Views: 10550

Re: Sony announces new A9 in New York....

No, but it is more than likely to be very selective commentary from DPR especially. To me what they were proclaiming basically isn't of much relevance, particularly for this type of camera. What does that show ? You can't have everything all at once ! :mrgreen: Just my opinion of course but most pot...
by peterottaway
Sat May 20, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony announces new A9 in New York....
Replies: 78
Views: 10550

Re: Sony announces new A9 in New York....

It is not as if DPR hasn't got form for picking a single point and running with it for far more than its worth on any logical scheme of things. Missing is a comparison with the higher end Canon and Nikon cameras under the same conditions. And personally I do wonder whether for a sports photographer,...
by peterottaway
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 43
Views: 5408

Re: Future of A mount

I'm not in the market for the A99 II as the A7r and A7r II are more than enough. But in the future I would like to add a A99 style A mount FF digital camera to my collection to supplement my A68 and my three film model 7 cameras. Three may see excessive but I have added two extra bodies out of Japan...
by peterottaway
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 43
Views: 5408

Re: Future of A mount

Sorry I was referring to the A99 II.

But if they are having problems supplying the high end cameras then I think this would put back the release of the A77 III or the rumoured A88 24MB version of the A99 II.
by peterottaway
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 43
Views: 5408

Re: Future of A mount

And looking at the Sony Australia website as well as some of the local dealers it's still on back order.
by peterottaway
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony announces new A9 in New York....
Replies: 78
Views: 10550

Re: Sony announces new A9 in New York....

The A99 II being a single A mount FF camera is exposed to being considered not really a long term proposition however good it may be. However much it would eat into other sales, Sony probably need to support it with a second FF camera at least. In the short term a cheaper A99 with a 24 sensor would ...
by peterottaway
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony announces new A9 in New York....
Replies: 78
Views: 10550

Re: Sony announces new A9 in New York....

I may be one of those who are tending towards the " elderly gentlemen " status these days. But I am quite happy to cart around a Nikon F6 or the Canon EOS 1v when required. And for my basic setup with the 16-35 / 4, 24-70 / 4 and 70-200 /4 together with the 21,35 and 90 when they are more ...
by peterottaway
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony announces new A9 in New York....
Replies: 78
Views: 10550

Re: Sony announces new A9 in New York....

It's one thing to have a corporate look for the FF E mount cameras, but for the life of me I can't understand for a pro camera which will be expected to take long and heavy lenses that something more like the A99 body wasn't used.
by peterottaway
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony announces new A9 in New York....
Replies: 78
Views: 10550

Re: Sony announces new A9 in New York....

In terms of what the A9 offers in comparison with Canon and Nikon then it will be more for less. But is still more than I will pay, so it is a matter of how long it will take for the technologies to trickle down to cameras for the rest of us. It appears to be impressive for a particular market, and ...
by peterottaway
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A-99 11
Replies: 90
Views: 9339

Re: Sony A-99 11

I use both EVF and OVF and it's kind of funny, when I'm using even a top of the range OVF I'm aware that I haven't got all the goodies that a decent EVF provides me with, and vice versa with the EVF I'm aware that I haven't got that last bit of clarity I have with the OVF. At the same time as I get ...
by peterottaway
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A-99 11
Replies: 90
Views: 9339

Re: Sony A-99 11

My last Nikon APS camera was the D90, which lasted somewhat less than 6 months. But even so I think I gave it a decent chance to appeal to me. What it did well was pretty good, but the things that Nikon had so obviously debased in performance and tweeking options really annoyed me. It seems that Nik...

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