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Originally posted by LAbernethy LAbernethy wrote:


I also suggest you look at your a-mount lenses as a sunk cost and forget about adapters. Go native. I'm sure you have two or three favorite lenses in your line up and many you rarely use. Get the two or three equivalent native favorite lenses and forget the rest. Sell the dust collectors if you can but don't stress about it.


Yes, this resonated for me. Today I was thinking, what lenses to keep, and I did some manual focus lens test shots in the backyard. But the whole experience was negative, with the speed booster II adapter, it was annoying to do.

So as a result I just have put my whole MF lens and AF lens collection on the Dutch marketplace website. I will only keep my Zeiss 16-80mm zoom A mount zoom lens, and the 70-300G A mount zoom lens. I will let these two (and the LA-EA4 adapter) go after I have bought proper E mount lenses.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote thomcher144 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 February 2024 at 15:03
Thank you everyone for the remarks !
I have found an open box A77II with lens at a local dealer for $899.00
Hopefully they will take my A580 on trade.
I think this will be my best choice as I will not have to deal with any adaptors.
Thanks again, TOM
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 February 2024 at 15:36
Originally posted by thomcher144 thomcher144 wrote:

Thank you everyone for the remarks !
I have found an open box A77II with lens at a local dealer for $899.00
Hopefully they will take my A580 on trade.
Even if they do, certainly don't expect to get much for these older, lower end A mount cameras. Demand for A mount gear has been quite low these days.
Originally posted by thomcher144 thomcher144 wrote:

I think this will be my best choice as I will not have to deal with any adaptors.
Perhaps, of course the newest E mount cameras would have offered some advantages, but then to get the best out of those, you probably would have wanted to upgrade to E mount lenses too and as good as they get, the purchasing costs can be quite high.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 February 2024 at 15:40
Originally posted by thomcher144 thomcher144 wrote:

Thank you everyone for the remarks !
I have found an open box A77II with lens at a local dealer for $899.00
Hopefully they will take my A580 on trade.
I think this will be my best choice as I will not have to deal with any adaptors.
Thanks again, TOM


The a77ii a very good camera . Certainly a very capable one that you'll find much better in every aspect to your a580 .
Have fun with it .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 February 2024 at 16:00
Originally posted by thomcher144 thomcher144 wrote:

I have found an open box A77II with lens
Good choice. The A77m2 is a likeable camera I think!

This is with my A77m2 and the Sony 70-400G:
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Post Options Post Options   Quote thomcher144 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2024 at 18:08
OK I really like the A77II I purchased. Open box w/ < 1000 clicks.
My only issue is the hot shoe for the flash. Is there an adaptor so I can use my "A" Mount flashes on the A77II ?
Everything I have seen goes the wrong way, mount new style lens on "A" mount body.
I have 4 different flashes all A mount, 2 Maxxum, 1 Sony, & 1 Sigma ring flash.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2024 at 18:44
Originally posted by thomcher144 thomcher144 wrote:

OK I really like the A77II I purchased. Open box w/ < 1000 clicks.
My only issue is the hot shoe for the flash. Is there an adaptor so I can use my "A" Mount flashes on the A77II ?
Everything I have seen goes the wrong way, mount new style lens on "A" mount body.
I have 4 different flashes all A mount, 2 Maxxum, 1 Sony, & 1 Sigma ring flash.


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Edited by neilt3 - 09 February 2024 at 18:47
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2024 at 19:43
Depending on which flash units, how much you use them, how you use them, I wouldn't bother with the adapter. The built in flash will act as a trigger for the older flashes to go "off camera". Rare use for some straight up bounce, ok. Any tilt shift swivel, get a native flash like the Sony HVL-F43M. It comes down to the amout of tork or stress on the shoe. The Minolta 3600HS and Sony HVL-F58AM put different stresses on the mount; and the screw lock of the Sony ADP-MAA Hot Shoe Adaptor, that works adequately for the Sony HVL-F20M is inadequate for the Sony HVL-F58AM. "Will it work?" "Yes." with the caveat that I've had "breaks and losses". Heavy off camera work, I would suggest a remote trigger and something like the AD200PRO.
The one thing I really missed about the Minolta iISO flash shoe was the "auto lock".

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I used the Sony ADP-MAA adapter for a while, and still do for my Sony macro twin-flash. It works fine.

However, I did find the adapter clunky to use with the larger flashes, and eventually replaced my other flashes with ones that use the modern Sony hot-shoe.
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Originally posted by neilt3 neilt3 wrote:

Originally posted by thomcher144 thomcher144 wrote:

OK I really like the A77II I purchased. Open box w/ < 1000 clicks.
My only issue is the hot shoe for the flash. Is there an adaptor so I can use my "A" Mount flashes on the A77II ?
Everything I have seen goes the wrong way, mount new style lens on "A" mount body.
I have 4 different flashes all A mount, 2 Maxxum, 1 Sony, & 1 Sigma ring flash.


Sony ADP-MAA

Third party ones are also available for less .

Meike MK-SH21


I have Sony and Pixel (TF 335) adapters - both work well.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Raabje Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2024 at 19:06
I also got an other A mount camera, A68. It will be delivered in a few days. Price was probably good, 200 euro for the whole set with the 18-55 kitlens, extra batteries and memory cards.

I tried to sell my 70-300G and CZ16-80, Minolta 24mm and 135mm but there is no interest at all. The telelens needs anti-shake and the lens is pretty bulky anyway, so I thought the best thing to do is replace my broken A580 when there is a good deal. The A68 is not a A77mk2 but from my understanding it comes close.

This A mount setup could use a nice compact 35mm prime (to act like a 50mm), I will look around for something decent.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 February 2024 at 21:41
I feel the A68 gives a lot of bang for your buck.

I have and love the Sigma 35/1.4 DG HSM Art and it is wonderful but not small. I would probably go for the cheap and cheerful Sony DT 35/1.8. The Minolta/Sony 35/1.4G is nice and the Minolta 35/2 as well, but they are somewhat expensive.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 February 2024 at 00:56
Originally posted by Raabje Raabje wrote:

I also got an other A mount camera, A68.

This A mount setup could use a nice compact 35mm prime (to act like a 50mm), I will look around for something decent.

I didn't like the Sony a68 and sold mine on quickly. In particular the EVF which is a touch smaller and duller than the OVF of the a580. If you switch back and forth between the EVF of the a77ii and the a68, you will soon tire of the EVF of the a68.
If it's a light weight 35mm you're after, I will recommend the SAL35F18. A surprisingly good lens. It out performs my SAL35F14G at a fraction of the cost.

Edited by LAbernethy - 12 February 2024 at 04:31
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+1 for SAL35F1.8 A great little lens optically. The only real downside is it feels a little flimsy.
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