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    Posted: 22 January 2021 at 00:41
Recently I purchased the following kit off of ebay.

16-50 f/2.8 SSM
50 f/1.8 DT SAM
55-200 f/4-5.6 DT SAM

In a separate purchase off of ebay.

16-105 f/3.5-5.6 DT

Bought the A77ii to replace my A700 since the A700 back focuses a lot wide open. So far I like the A77ii. Working through the menus and setting which similar to my A99ii but different. All of the lenses above are really good to exceptional in sharpness (might have just gotten luck with them). Been micro adjusting the rest of my lenses on the camera. Some of my lenses only need a slight adjustment and other seem to need a lot of adjustment. This is different then my A99ii, A900 and A7R with the LA-EA4 adapter. Pretty much all of the adjustments are in the negative range on A77ii whereas with the other cameras the adjustments are in both positive and negative range. Not really complaining about this but a little odd that all adjustment are negative. Still need to do the micro adjustment for my telephone lenses.

Went for a walk this past weekend with A77ii and the 16-105. The image look shape, good colors and well balanced. This seems to be a walk around setup. Will have the try the 16-50 next time but I know it will be a heavier setup than the with the 16-105.

Want to try the A77ii with my M 300 f/4 and M 400 f/4.5 for BIF. Tried BIF with my A99ii with these lenses and got some decent shots but it was a bit frustrating. Not sure if I had the camera setup correctly for BIF or not. Next time out I will give both cameras a try with similar setting. By the way, any BIF photographers with either camera willing to share their camera setting for BIF?
a99m2 a7r a900 a77m2 a700 7D A2 9 7 7xi 9000 XK X700x4 XE-7x2 XD-11 M645 Pro TLx2 & a boat load of lenses.

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Most of the DT lenses have amazingly sharp centres but the zooms tend to have soft corners at full aperture and full wide. See the clickable blur charts at Imaging resource for example. So long as you remember to stay 2 stops down when you're taking pics with buildings in them, they're great.
Miranda F & Sensorex, Sony A7Rii, A58, Nex-6, Dynax 4, 5, 60, 500si/600si/700si/800si, various Sony & Minolta lenses, several Tamrons, lots of MF primes and *far* too many old film cameras ...
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