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by peterottaway
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 172
Views: 17995

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: 14794

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: 14794

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: 14794

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: 14794

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: 13573

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: 13573

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...
by peterottaway
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A-99 11
Replies: 90
Views: 13573

Re: Sony A-99 11

I do think that classic camera is over gilding the lily with his comments about Sony, because I can easily find the same criticisms not only about Canon and Nikon but about Olympus and Fujifilm as well. It is just a matter of accepting the compromised offerings that best suit you. It is very frustra...
by peterottaway
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A-99 11
Replies: 90
Views: 13573

Re: Sony A-99 11

You probably have as much choice now as there has been for some years. To my mind if you are one of those who are the Leica type then you can buy a Fuji X-T2 and 2,3,4 primes or the 10-24 zoom for a lot less money. Or in m43 you can get the Olympus Mark1 16 MP with a 12-40 zoom for two thirds the pr...
by peterottaway
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A-99 11
Replies: 90
Views: 13573

Re: Sony A-99 11

Some have moved, some have added Sony to their equipment list and many of the true believers will die with their Canon or Nikon in their hands as you can't go to Valhalla without it. Those that the dementia ward at the local care facility doesn't get first ! It is really up to Sony to keep up the ru...
by peterottaway
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A-99 11
Replies: 90
Views: 13573

Re: Sony A-99 11

Imaging Resource summary on the A99 II is now published. One thing I have noticed is that the IR published photos for most reviews seem to be a lot more real world to me than some I could mention. The same criticism goes for Photo Zone lens reviews, too many what I consider to be simple snaps that d...
by peterottaway
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony a77II discontinued
Replies: 66
Views: 11438

Re: Sony a77II discontinued

I probably should have said that my usual A68 kit is made up of the 16-50 / 2.8 and the Sigma 50-150 Series 1 zoom. Never say never but I can't see myself adding to my Sigma collection any time soon. The 18-35 is a very nice lens but I just can't make a case for buying it. Well not without Sigma mak...
by peterottaway
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony a77II discontinued
Replies: 66
Views: 11438

Re: Sony a77II discontinued

I purchased the A68 because of the difference in price with the A77 II. I can't say that there are or are not any differences in sensor, but the rear LCD doesn't matter to me as I use the EVF for composition with this camera. In the short time I have had the camera I've had no problems and the handl...
by peterottaway
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Turkey trip photos
Replies: 70
Views: 12305

Re: Turkey trip photos

A comment made many years ago to a very young, extremely immature history undergraduate by a somewhat elderly mature age post graduate student during a Friday night Geek Out. " The past is waiting in ambush in the future to gain revenge on the present." So it seems that we are coming at th...
by peterottaway
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Turkey trip photos
Replies: 70
Views: 12305

Re: Turkey trip photos

My last post was at 3am local time and doesn't read as well as I had hoped. This is going to sound like the old german joke that ends " but some of my best friends WERE Jewish. :) We tend to be as a family quite combative and forceful in our opinions especially when family members or close frie...

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