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    Posted: 11 July 2019 at 13:12
Hello,

I have owned an A700 since 2008.
I had it repaired once by Sony for a development problem a few years ago.
Currently it seems to me that he doesn't focus too well anymore (it's more difficult for him), moreover when I watch the screen at times the images scroll by themselves.
All that to say that I'm starting to look for a replacement, but I must admit that everything has changed a lot in 11 years!
I was thinking of leaving an A7S II (to limit the price).
What do you think of that?
I think that in quality it must be much better
With an adapter ring I must be able to reuse my lenses (Tamron 70-200mm 2.8, Minolta 50mm 1.7, Sony 16-105 mm)

Thank you for your feedback and advice
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2019 at 13:23
The a7s ii is a full frame camera , your 16-105mm only covers APSC .
You'll need to factor in the cost of a full frame lens , which won't be cheap .

As you were happy with your a700 up till faults have developed , would you be happy sticking with APSC or did you specifically want a full frame camera ?
If not then you would be best getting an a77ii .
Still an a mount camera do your not messing about with adapters .
Your lenses will work just the same as on the a700 but will be given a new lease of life with a superior A/F system , much better high ISO etc .

Also you'll retain the field of view your used to at 300mm .
On full frame you need about 450mm for the same reach .

Ergonomics are also similar to what your used too .
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Another recommendation for the a77ii.
For a seamless transition, huge leap forward in terms of all its technology and capabilities, and you'll find it reasonably familiar.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote christophe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2019 at 13:59
Thank you,
Your opinions converge.
Even if the A7 II is interesting, I think it is more reasonable to switch to the A77 II.
I thought it would be a good opportunity to move to a full frame, but I'm not just a professional but an amateur.
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Hi Christophe,

Another viewpoint - I went from an A700 to an a99 directly and haven't looked back (other than, perhaps, motorsports; panning isn't quite as good but that could equally be an issue with me!)

the image quality is a massive leap forward and I found myself significantly reducing the amount of post processing (and the extent) I had to do.

I suspect the a77ii will be very close to the A700 in handling (as is the a99) but I guess it's what your needs and interests are.

Good luck - I doubt you'll be disappointed either way!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2019 at 14:39
Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

I suspect the a77ii will be very close to the A700 in handling (as is the a99) but I guess it's what your needs and interests are.
I do not think any of the cameras discussed here are very close - they are much more technologically advanced then the A700 and will feel as a computer at first.

Why did you consider the A7S II? The A7 II would make much more sense as a do it all camera. The problem with both cameras is that you need to use adapters for your current lenses or buy new lenses...

Like the others I would point you to the A77m2. It is a great camera that will stay with you as long as the A700 did - I think. If you want to save some money, also take a look at the A68.

If you really want to go full frame, I would go E-mount. The A99 and A99m2 are great cameras, but you will need to replace your 16-105 with something else. That would probably be a Tamron or Sony 24-70/2.8 or the Sigma 24-105/4 - none of them cheap (you could also look at cheaper, older, Minolta lenses). As your buying lenses, why not buy lenses in a system with a future?

Just a thought: consider the A6x00 cameras are cheap and good. I use one as a small package and just added the A6400 to my A6000. I do not expect you to get one of those, but I think it is important to have thought about it.

TLDR: get the A77m2.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2019 at 15:07
Originally posted by christophe christophe wrote:

Thank you,
Your opinions converge.
Even if the A7 II is interesting, I think it is more reasonable to switch to the A77 II.
I thought it would be a good opportunity to move to a full frame, but I'm not just a professional but an amateur.

Owning both the A77II and the A7II: the A7II is more geared to amateurs.

There are good reasons to own both. My A77II is dedicated to motorsports and maybe some birding/wildlife. The A7II is slow and the sensor is a bit poor, but it is fun to play with lenses with. I prefer the handling of the A7II. I am thinking about getting an A7RII or A7III now.





Edited by QuietOC - 11 July 2019 at 15:26
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Post Options Post Options   Quote christophe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2019 at 21:35
Thank you for all your advice.
I'm going to do a little financial simulation.....
My 16-105 is blocked at times (ring problem).
That's why I was thinking of eventually switching to a full format
But I think I should turn to an A77 II.
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