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by peterottaway
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: I Didn't Buy An A99 Mark 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2636

I Didn't Buy An A99 Mark 2

None of the local dealers have any stock and Sony Australia could give no estimate when any more would arrive for starters. But I had mostly made up my mind not to buy anyway. Pretty much all my A lenses are older Minolta lenses and I could see no point in the future buying A mount and E mount lense...
by peterottaway
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony a77II discontinued
Replies: 66
Views: 10968

Re: Sony a77II discontinued

The only difference is as far as I can tell is the actual camera body.Excluding of course the actual sensor unit. I am rather confused as to what point classiccamera is attempting to make.
by peterottaway
Sat Dec 03, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony a77II discontinued
Replies: 66
Views: 10968

Re: Sony a77II discontinued

Actually I'm not the one to bring up the DxO claims about sensors for the latest M43 cameras.

However I'm now going out to do a tour of the local garden centers to see if I can find a couple of showy Bouganvillaea for the courtyard part of the garden.
by peterottaway
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony a77II discontinued
Replies: 66
Views: 10968

Re: Sony a77II discontinued

Everyone has their own list of priorities and acceptable levels of compromise - personally I would go for the Nikon D 7xxx family over the D 5xxx because the 7's are able to use the older screw lenses, to others this doesn't matter. And yes in terms of convenience a modern M43 with its somewhat smal...
by peterottaway
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony a77II discontinued
Replies: 66
Views: 10968

Re: Sony a77II discontinued

It depends on what features you are looking for as much as its pricing in the market. I would rate the cameras capabilities somewhat above the Nikon D7200 and more in line with the Canon 7D Mark 2. And the Canon is still rather more expensive around here than the Sony, even though the Canon has simp...
by peterottaway
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: LA-EA2-like adapter for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, etc. lenses?
Replies: 65
Views: 21941

Re: LA-EA2-like adapter for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, etc. lenses?

The initial batch seem to have sold out quickly although you never can be sure how large an initial batch of most things is going to be. Now that there are several adapters that do a decent job of converting Canon EF lenses, then there needs to be a number of Nikon converters for the other half. One...
by peterottaway
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: KM Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha 7D jpegs
Replies: 33
Views: 9851

Re: KM Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha 7D jpegs

I usually use RAW or RAW + JPEG with JPEG in a very distant last so this is a rather mute point to me. Mostly I then run them through DxO or C1 however they come out the camera. So even aside from the fundamental problem of subjective bias and your own colour perception, the question to me is how ma...
by peterottaway
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony a77II discontinued
Replies: 66
Views: 10968

Re: Sony a77II discontinued

I would assume that given that Sony has announced the A6500 that an A mount A77III based on this will be offered. Given the apparent built up demand for the A99 II then it may not be available until April/May 2017 even if announced say in January 2017. Sony may not have put the A77 II back into prod...
by peterottaway
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 83
Views: 9145

Re: Future of A mount

And yet for all the Doom and Gloom about the A Mount it has survived and with cameras such as the A77 II / A99 II offers a quality products.
by peterottaway
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 83
Views: 9145

Re: Future of A mount

Yes the A99 II is very interesting but I suspect that an A77 III would be a bigger money spinner for Sony. Given that the A7 III would come out first then I can't see a new A77 model much before the end of 2017 though.
by peterottaway
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sabrina sells us a B&H projector
Replies: 8
Views: 3453

Re: Sabrina sells us a B&H projector

My first thoughts were the 1954 movie Sabrina with Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden but of course Audrey was no Jane Mansfield. So perhaps the lawyers got involved and to stop the directors and investors involved in the movie suing them, they had to change the "look and feel&q...
by peterottaway
Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: LA-EA2-like adapter for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, etc. lenses?
Replies: 65
Views: 21941

Re: LA-EA2-like adapter for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, etc. lenses?

I am interested in where these "early reports" are coming from. It may be illuminating. Very few people outside of Sony have had any real access to either late pre-production or production cameras. This not some sort of oblique attack on Olympus as I think the about (perhaps) to be release...
by peterottaway
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Cards on the table....
Replies: 14
Views: 3200

Re: Cards on the table....

Even as a niche product the A mount probably needs 2 APS and 2 FF cameras. So perhaps using the new A99 II body with the sensor etc from the presumably forthcoming A7 III may make sense. I am in a bit of a quandry about A mount vs E mount - having the A7r and A7r II, I am perfectly set up for some y...
by peterottaway
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A99 11
Replies: 23
Views: 4304

Re: A99 11

Barry, I could point out that Canon,Nikon and Pentax ( back from the FF crypt ) as the surviving SLR troika are hardly what you would consider to be at the leading edge for anything. :twisted: I am personally not that interested in GPS or WiFi or NFS etc etc and etc. Just the camera doing what I thi...
by peterottaway
Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: How wide is wide enough?
Replies: 38
Views: 9688

Re: How wide is wide enough?

I do own the Tokina 11-16 and a Sony 16-35 which I do use wide at times, but to be honest many of my landscape work in the past was done using 28-70 or 24-85 lenses. OK the wider lenses are useful for some architectural photos and cityscapes especially in Old Towns but that is it for me. If I use my...

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