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Just got it and man does it feel just like the a99, I am not so sure on the thumb stick though. Great EVF vs the a99. Shutter count is at 29.5k. A bit higher then I would like. But that is life. Considering my a99 which I have had for nearly 5 years is at 44k....
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The trick to the joystick is to not push it from the side but have your thumb directly on top of it.
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Yes, I actually saw that tip on Friedman's tips and tricks video a few days ago! ;) Thanks though. I still wish it didn't require having my thumb fully on it, but I guess it is just an adjustment.
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Originally posted by arrow34 arrow34 wrote:

Yes, I actually saw that tip on Friedman's tips and tricks video a few days ago! ;) Thanks though. I still wish it didn't require having my thumb fully on it, but I guess it is just an adjustment.

It felt strange to me when I bought my A99ii because it has a different feel to that of the A77ii. In my case that strangeness lasted a day. You'll get quickly adapt and learn how much thumb is needed (not much). The controller on my old A77ii now feels slower to use.
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I have to say, the a99ii's menu system is huge now! Comparing the a99 vs a99ii menu... man, it is just a lot.
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You'll get used to that, even I did
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dave18 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2019 at 14:22
I like my A99 not sure I need the extra MP's but a 25MP A99II would be good
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Originally posted by Dave18 Dave18 wrote:

I like my A99 not sure I need the extra MP's but a 25MP A99II would be good
You might not need it, but the extra mp's are nice and the sensor is still the best on the market.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote arrow34 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2019 at 11:37
I would have to agree... I already had the glass... so why not upgrade? I kept my a99 as a backup body.(strange to think of it as a backup now) But man is this a sweet camera. The detail is awesome. I just pulled out my 105mm sigma macro and took a few shots with a single light. Great!
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by Dave18 Dave18 wrote:

I like my A99 not sure I need the extra MP's but a 25MP A99II would be good
You might not need it, but the extra mp's are nice and the sensor is still the best on the market.


Depending of the price one could get this body, Ithink it could be the bang for $$$ camera. But still depends on the priuce you get it.
If the price is nowhere near the very brand new S1R then everything is fine yes.
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There are those who question the need for the extra pixels. It depends on what you shoot.

I am into birding. You can get more reach with the same lens, or in my case I was able to sell my 12 lb 600mm and get a 7 lb 500mm and still have more reach. Additionally , you get more reach without the light loss associated with a teleconverter or a long zoom extended to its max.
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