Mark K wrote:Mike...my a7r can shoot barely up to 300 shots..usually 200 and I need to carry at least two extra batteries for a day trip. The size of the grip plus two more batteries essentially make camera size similar to that of D750 or 6D. With either d800 or 5D3, I have zero worry about power drain.
Appreciate your feedback, that's kind of what I feared. Certainly not an option for me plus I found the body just too small and angular for my hand.
I'm currently looking at the alternative options with the assistance of a couple of friendly local Canikon users.
I'll keep my A99 and a couple of FF lenses (17-35, 28-105, 70-200) and run it into the ground but my travel kit and longer focal length stuff will probably be Nikon going forward. The A99 needs a service as the two wheel adjusters are a little stiff. I don't want to experiment with a WD40 spray just in case!!
If the above kit is sold, only an A77II and Tamron 16-300 left sadly. Sony cannot supply what I want so rightly or wrongly I've branched out to someone who does and I'm very happy.