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Old 11-06-2012, 09:30 AM   #1486
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I think if you want to take advantage of the dual AF you will need to compatible lenses. Did you happen to ask the rep about aftermarket lenses and compatibly with with the A99? Curious to see if there are any issues with non Sony lenses.
The obvious issued with the dual AF. And of course, there are plenty of DT lenses out there, that aren't really compatible.

On the other hand, old Minolta Maxxum lenses are relatively cheap. I'm sure they will never be compatible with the the dual auto focus, but I'm willing to bet they still deliver incredible results on the A99.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:54 AM   #1487
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Finally had a chance to go out and shoot with the camera last night. I'm still in the process of editing, but here's one of my favorite grabs from Madison Square Park:


Madison Square Park: Leo Villareals BUCKYBALL by Hamilton!, on Flickr

I echo everything spoken previously about this body -- it feels great. With the grip and CZ 24-70 it's a bit heavy, but it feels solid. All of the buttons are in just the right positions and I very quickly found myself in the groove of shooting and getting exactly what I wanted.

The Dual-AF system is pretty wild, albeit limited in the sense that everything is smushed in the center. It was able to keep up with my cats playing, though, without any hiccup.

I'm going to try and shoot some more at lunch but my first impression is that I'm in love.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:04 AM   #1488
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Finally had a chance to go out and shoot with the camera last night. I'm still in the process of editing, but here's one of my favorite grabs from Madison Square Park:


Madison Square Park: Leo Villareals BUCKYBALL by Hamilton!, on Flickr

I echo everything spoken previously about this body -- it feels great. With the grip and CZ 24-70 it's a bit heavy, but it feels solid. All of the buttons are in just the right positions and I very quickly found myself in the groove of shooting and getting exactly what I wanted.



The Dual-AF system is pretty wild, albeit limited in the sense that everything is smushed in the center. It was able to keep up with my cats playing, though, without any hiccup.

I'm going to try and shoot some more at lunch but my first impression is that I'm in love.
Nice One day this camera will be mine lol
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:50 AM   #1489
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Here's another of the BUCKYBALL

Madison Square Park: BUCKYBALL by Hamilton!, on Flickr
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:57 AM   #1490
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Hamilton, nice one! How is the size compared to your old D7000? Whats the ISO like against the Nex @ 3200/6400? Show us some more pics!
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:19 PM   #1491
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With regards to the lenses, is pretty much the case that if you own one of the 6 magic lenses (this list is supposedly going to be added to as time goes on) then you can use the depth based auto focus.

If you don't, then you get a lens that is just as functional on the a99 as it is on the a77 in terms of focusing.

The only other thing is the aps-c lenses, which will require the camera to be set to 10mp crop mode to work properly, otherwise ou will get a heavy vignette or very soft corners / edges.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:02 PM   #1492
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Hamilton, nice one! How is the size compared to your old D7000? Whats the ISO like against the Nex @ 3200/6400? Show us some more pics!
Another, just posted:

Fifth Ave by Hamilton!, on Flickr

It feels beefier, for sure, over the D7000. It feels sturdier, more robust, and just better made, if that makes any sense.

I've been shooting with the Auto ISO in Manual and haven't had a chance to shoot too much that wasn't a low ISO, long exposure shot. But here's one from last night of my co-worker that was taken @ 4000:



And here's a 100% crop:
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And here are some hand-held 6400 ISO shots with crops. Very, very non-scientific.





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Looking good Hamilton. Thanks for sharing those shots.


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Double Check: Thought by Hamilton!, on Flickr
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:26 PM   #1496
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:55 AM   #1497
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Some stellar bokeh Hamilton and amazing clarity in those shots

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Some stellar bokeh Hamilton and amazing clarity in those shots

Despicable Me by Mike Sperduto, on Flickr
Great shot Mike. Which fisheye lens do you use?

Btw, should be getting my A55 today.
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Thanks Mike -- and WOW! That shot is incredible, you totally nailed it. Those clouds!
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