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Mar 22, 2016 22:46 |  #61

Mickey congratulations on the new machine.
I wish I could advise on lenses...most of the time I dont have rhyme or reason.
I am understanding with the use of the a6000 + it for what you'd get with the 16-50 2.8. I had
that lens long ago with my original a77 and no doubt it is a great lens, it's just rare rare I'm shooting
in that focal length...you too I'd bet and reason why you were looking at the HS 300.

Well today I lost the rubber eye piece off the a77ii, second time :(


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Mar 23, 2016 07:41 as a reply to  @ MedicineMan4040's post |  #62

Thanks MM!

Going through the a77ii menu yesterday, I came across some tracking functions I didn't know existed. I'm itching to see how they improve performance.

The 300 2.8 is probably the most logical future buy for me. I keep thinking that there will be a fast FE 135 rolled out at some point.

What is it like going back and forth between EOS and Alpha? Pretty cool that you are one of the few shooters that actually carries AND uses both.

You lose eye cups like I lose lens caps, it seems! You better grab a few extra!


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Mar 23, 2016 23:09 as a reply to  @ mickeyb105's post |  #63

Haha, yep just ordered two more from Amazon.
EOS--->Alpha--->E-mount---->Lumix---->Olympus.
It all becomes a mental jungle.
Throw in the older 1Div and the jungle gets hairy :)

I determine carry by how much weight I can stand.
Shooting close to the car=EOS kit/tripods/the big heavy whites.
Walking a ways, say 1-3 miles=a77ii and/or A7Rii + 70-400; actually hiked with that A7Rii combo in Costa Rica up to 8 mile hikes on seriously hot/humid mountains.
Long hikes like this past weekend on the AT (first day 3000 feet of gain) it's the GM5 or RX100iii.

Well that's kinda my thought process.


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Mar 24, 2016 21:31 |  #64

I'm gonna follow this thread. I'm considering an a77 ii to pair with my 70-400G. I love it on the a7, but I am going to need the extra reach when I move back to Missouri.


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Mar 24, 2016 21:50 as a reply to  @ KayakPhotos's post |  #65

Daniel I think you'll like the a77ii. I carried it today on my walkabout.
Funny but I've never tried the 70-400gii on it, I just keep the Tam 150-600 on it
and truthfully it has never been off.
My only complaint really is the time it takes to clear the buffer, other than that you'll find
it a BIF machine, very capable of tracking.....well you already know the good about it.
Shame the pellicle mirror didn't gain more love.


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Mar 25, 2016 10:21 |  #66

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17947661 (external link)
Daniel I think you'll like the a77ii. I carried it today on my walkabout.
Funny but I've never tried the 70-400gii on it, I just keep the Tam 150-600 on it
and truthfully it has never been off.
My only complaint really is the time it takes to clear the buffer, other than that you'll find
it a BIF machine, very capable of tracking.....well you already know the good about it.
Shame the pellicle mirror didn't gain more love.

How do you find the "slideshow effect" in real life? My last DSLR was a 7D and the ability to track moving subjects in the viewfinder is the main thing I miss about it.


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Mar 25, 2016 10:42 |  #67

Between the A77 and A77ii, I haven't had nearly enough time with either to give a proper evaluation to. And like MedMan, I only use one lens with it (just my 200 2.8 prime).
But here are a few thoughts:

--The used A77 I picked up from Adorama for $351 shipped was an absolute steal and I feel like a gear whore for not sticking with it. The images and frame rate put my old 60D to shame
--That said, the A77ii has even better IQ, buffer, focus acquisition and tracking.
--The A77ii is like having an A6000 in a conventional DSLR, that's the best way I can describe it.
--The ability to peel back shadows in PP with this sensor is fantastic, just as you would expect from a Sony sensor.
--The articulating screen is the best of the articulating screens I have used (T4i, 60D, A6000, A7R). I have shot with the screen contorted much more than I thought I would, great tool.
--EVF is fantastic, Sony has spoiled me since coming over from my 60D/6D combo.
--If I could only pick one of my cameras to use for everything, I would chose the a77ii. Joystick, top LCD, FPS, AF system, video, menu, durable body, IQ--it is the complete package

As Med Man said, the buffer takes longer to clear than a 7D series would. I haven't shot much at high ISO yet, but seeing what Med Man has done at ISO 6400 with his new PP software it is only a matter of time before I buy it.


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Mar 25, 2016 10:45 |  #68

Moya probably won't make the team out of ST, but he probably deserves to. He's a 6'6+ specimen with lots of upside.

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Mar 25, 2016 16:14 as a reply to  @ mickeyb105's post |  #69

That is a perfect description/compare-contrast of the a77ii.
It's just crazy that this camera didn't take off and rule the world.


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Mar 25, 2016 16:15 |  #70

Great stuff Mickey....I know nothing of sports photography but I know these are good.


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Mar 25, 2016 16:20 as a reply to  @ KayakPhotos's post |  #71

When I was a Viera Wetlands the last time I tool the a77ii.
Slideshow effect meaning EVF refresh rate right? If so it is not
7Dii calibre yet I got tons and tons of BIF and easily so. The a6300
evidently (no personal experience) is where we want the refresh rate to
be but with the a77ii I seriously had no problem following/tracking/AF.
Here is an example I've posted up before. I followed him (maybe a her?) for
close to 75 yards and got 12-15 images in the sequence, all nailed (if
you consider this one nailed. I just pulsed the shutter versus machine
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Mar 25, 2016 17:29 |  #72

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17948508 (external link)
When I was a Viera Wetlands the last time I tool the a77ii.
Slideshow effect meaning EVF refresh rate right? If so it is not
7Dii calibre yet I got tons and tons of BIF and easily so. The a6300
evidently (no personal experience) is where we want the refresh rate to
be but with the a77ii I seriously had no problem following/tracking/AF.
Here is an example I've posted up before. I followed him (maybe a her?) for
close to 75 yards and got 12-15 images in the sequence, all nailed (if
you consider this one nailed. I just pulsed the shutter versus machine
gun-

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Sweet image here, beauty of a bird--some sort of crane?


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Mar 25, 2016 17:33 |  #73

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17948501 (external link)
That is a perfect description/compare-contrast of the a77ii.
It's just crazy that this camera didn't take off and rule the world.

Thanks MedMan.

The stigma against the A77ii is strong, apparently, in the DSLR world. Lots of Canon, Nikon and Pentax guys knock the A77 bodies but I really think it is quite a strong camera.

I can't compare it directly to the 7Dii like you can, but that you gave it high marks carried a ton of weight for me when I made my buying decision.


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Mar 25, 2016 17:35 as a reply to  @ MedicineMan4040's post |  #74

Thank you for the props! My dad got us great seats for our ST games and it would have been a shame to not get some keepers :)


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Mar 27, 2016 14:13 |  #75

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