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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

You did not say you were talking of the plane of focus. Both are on the eye it seems. The Olympus has more DoF - it is f/6.7 versus the f/5.6 for the Sony, so, that makes sense.

Makes even more sense when you factor in equivalence - in full frame terms the apertures are f13.4 for the Olympus and f8.4 for the Sony - smaller sensors give you more length and more depth of field, but less light.

Matt has an 85/1.4 a lens that cries out to be used FF. The extra stop of light will also help with the 500/8 and, let's face it, all the primes were designed to fulfil the needs of FF shooters. It was gathering a collection of primes like this that got me hankering for a FF body.

I went FF with an A900 after years of using SLT bodies (A58 & A77). While I loved the FF experience I missed the EVF, so it wasn't long before I succumbed to temptation and got an A99ii. I have never regretted it. The A77 still gets occasional use - especially when I want extra length out of my telephotos (beats any TC I've tried), but the A99ii is my automatic choice for 90% of my shooting. Would I get an A99 to compliment an A77ii? I'm not so sure, I can't help thinking I would soon be after an A99ii.

The bottom line is cost - 600 euro is a decent price for an A99, you would have to pay a lot more for an A99ii.

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