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by peterottaway
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Turkey trip photos
Replies: 70
Views: 12299

Re: Turkey trip photos

Military power projection capacity may have always been part of the definition of being a Great Power. But only part of the definition and can be argued that the build up in military strength often is needed to defend a countries interests from others. It requires a reasonably stable political syste...
by peterottaway
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Just Blew the Rest of My A99 II Money
Replies: 2
Views: 1625

Re: Just Blew the Rest of My A99 II Money

I did have quite a long initial comment to make but it appears I took too long to post and got logged out. Salient points were I'm not in a position to devote much time at the moment to extensive testing so it may take some weeks to have a decent idea about the lenses in practical terms and if they ...
by peterottaway
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Just Blew the Rest of My A99 II Money
Replies: 2
Views: 1625

Just Blew the Rest of My A99 II Money

After several weeks debating with myself whether to buy into the Batis or Loxia lens range, I am now the owner of the Loxia 21 and 35 lenses. So at the moment I am spending my spare time relearning how to properly manually focus a wide angle lens on a hand held 42 MP camera. Both composing and focus...
by peterottaway
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: I Didn't Buy An A99 Mark 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

Re: I Didn't Buy An A99 Mark 2

I'm not really sure you can describe such a thing as an Australian market given that Australia has a population of 22 million spread over an area of the lower 48 of the USA. The local market apart from what local camera stores, is really Australia, NZ, Singapore, Hong Kong, China,Taiwan,Korea and Ja...
by peterottaway
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: I Didn't Buy An A99 Mark 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

Re: I Didn't Buy An A99 Mark 2

With the Fuji or M43 systems the fact that there are few if any offerings from the high end third party lens manufacturers isn't that important. There is enough decent offerings to put together a first class kit whether that be primes. zooms or a combination of both. just go with what suits you. My ...
by peterottaway
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: I Didn't Buy An A99 Mark 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

Re: I Didn't Buy An A99 Mark 2

I remarked when Fuji released the X-T1 then that was the type of camera design that I would prefer. But lets be honest even the new X-T2 which is slightly larger does not cope well with larger and heavier lenses like the 100-400 zoom.For me. But as I like dials, the Fuji shape is much more functiona...
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: 2764

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: 11419

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: 11419

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: 11419

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: 11419

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: 22467

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: 10211

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: 11419

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: 172
Views: 17914

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.

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