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42MP, 12 FPS, FF, Gr8 low light, for $3200???
Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 2:10 PM on 11.20.16
->> Did I get your attention? The new Sony A99II is a wicked small and lightweight camera that does all these things and well. I get tired to trying to talk Sony to SS folks but the world is no longer two dimensional anymore. So here is yet another attempt to try to open minds, increase quality of our work, and save you a couple bucks in the process... They even have a 300 f/2.8 and 500mm f/4, although their cost is high... At any rate, it's not science fiction, it's Sony:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1282852-REG/sony_alpha_a99_ii_dslr.h...
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Stanley Leary, Photographer, Photo Editor
Roswell | GA | | Posted: 5:26 PM on 11.23.16
->> What happened to all the comments about Mirrorless?????
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Patrick Murphy-Racey, Photographer
Knoxville | TN | USA | Posted: 10:14 AM on 11.25.16
->> They still stand. While the Sony A6500 offers extremely good value and sports action performance (11 fps with AF tracking) in the mirrorless realm, the A99II competes head to head with the 1DX2 and D5, although offering a much higher quality file in terms of size, color, and sharpness. If Sigma would just offer their new 500mm f/4 lens in A-Mount, I'd be happy indeed. That would be a $9200 combination price for a 12 fps camera AND a new nano-coated 500mm lens!!! I tried that lens at Photo Plus a few weeks ago and it was really nice and offered easy lock on AF even in the Javitts Center, which is pretty dark.

Canon and Nikon continue to be more and more in my rear view :)
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Steven Mullensky, Photographer, Photo Editor
Port Townsend | WA. | USA | Posted: 11:18 AM on 11.26.16
->> I'm making a slow transition to Sony from Canon. I've been a loyal Canon user (40+ years) that I feel guilty just looking at another camera. It helps that I can use a Sigma adapter to mount my Canon lenses on the A6300 and A7R II.
I am irritated that Sony brought out the A6500 a month after I purchased the 6300. I was anticipating the 6300 update for a long time. I could have waited another month for the newer version had I known.
One of the really great things about the Sony is the noiseless shutter setting. People don't even know I'm working.
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Garrett Hubbard, Photographer
Washington | D.C. | USA | Posted: 2:44 PM on 11.26.16
->> What are you Sony users doing for pro repairs and rushed support?
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Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 5:16 PM on 11.26.16
->> Sorry Pat, but you're now sounding like a shill for Sony and their cameras. They're probably treating you well and being very encouraging and all, but come on, give us a break.
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Steve Puppe, Photographer
Olathe | KS | USA | Posted: 6:46 PM on 11.28.16
->> Is it true that when the autofocus is active in video that it limits the aperture and settings?
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Butch Owens, Photographer, Photo Editor
Murrieta | CA | US | Posted: 10:48 PM on 11.29.16
->> Sony has added Pro support: https://esupport.sony.com/info/1523/US/EN

Cost is much the same as Canon with pretty quick turn around times. Regular Sony repair times are terrible..
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Kevin M. Cox, Photographer
Galveston & Houston | TX | US | Posted: 9:57 PM on 11.30.16
->> I think competition in the marketplace is good for all of us so I'm glad to see that Sony is offering Pro Support.
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Chris Peterson, Photographer, Photo Editor
Columbia Falls | MT | USA | Posted: 10:37 AM on 12.02.16
->> For what it's worth:

http://photorumors.com/2016/12/01/sony-a99-ii-camera-tested-at-dxomark/
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Gabe Souza, Photographer
Portland | ME | USA | Posted: 8:05 AM on 12.04.16
->> As newspaper work fades out a bit and commercial work fades in, I switched "mostly" to a Sony A7-system. I held on to my 1DXes (emphasis on exes, get it?! sorry I'm a sucker for puns) figuring the Sonys couldn't keep up. I was wrong. Now I'm all Sony and even shot an NBA D-League game with them last night. Are they perfect? No. But the more I got used to the EVF, the weight, and the autofocus capabilities, the more it became a no-brainer to use them for every job.

That said, I'm not saying I'd shoot pro sports with them every night. But that's not my market. If that's yours, don't switch. Stick with what works.

But if you're up for trying something, the Sonys are just a joy to use. (aside from the menu system.) They're super light, the IQ is fantastic, and I got used to them really quick. Using a traditional DSLR just feels - outdated.

To answer Garrett's question - the Sony Pro Support program has been fantastic. I believe they contract with already established repair programs. For me in the Northeast its Precision Camera in Conn.

I have no affiliation with Sony whatsoever. I simply like to use what works!
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Stanley Leary, Photographer, Photo Editor
Roswell | GA | | Posted: 11:22 AM on 12.04.16
->> Piggy backing on Garrett's question. Who has used the pro service and can speak to the speed and quality of the service?
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Gabe Souza, Photographer
Portland | ME | USA | Posted: 12:04 AM on 12.09.16
->> I've used their Pro Service. Sent my A7s out for repair on a Monday and had it back by Friday. Have not used loaner service yet, but was very happy with service and found the time and price on par with CPS.
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David Seelig, Photographer
Hailey | ID | USA | Posted: 3:23 PM on 12.12.16
->> When using a a 7 series 11 camera with canon lenses get the sigma adapter not the metabones wokrs great with canon lenses at elast all the shorter focla lengths including the 70 200 2.8 L is vr 2
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Steven Mullensky, Photographer, Photo Editor
Port Townsend | WA. | USA | Posted: 9:16 PM on 12.14.16
->> I agree with David Seelig. My experience with the Metabones was dismal. I sent it back. Took a chance, (less expensive, too) with the Sigma adaptor and I was impressed. Now if there were an adaptor to mount Sony lenses on a Canon, I'd be happier.
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