jbtaylor wrote:Do you ever shoot video with the a99II?
I seem to be one version behind.
That lens seems to be quite the challenge.
When do you decide to carry it along?
Of course, I recorded the A99-2 video.
Works great, small clips for example.https://vimeo.com/390097410https://vimeo.com/372253869
About the Minolta (Sony) 500F8 lens, yes this is a specific lens, it takes a little practice to get normal images, but I needed a lens with a focal length of more than 450mm for full format. If before I got by with A77-2 + Tamron 70-300 USD(450mm), then after the A77-2 broke down, I stayed with the A57. The A57 is a great camera, but it's not quite what I need.
Minolta 500F8 is a very compact and lightweight lens with 500mm, I will use it quite often in nature. Now I have shot new pictures, and I will post them here a little later.