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Originally posted by Jonas A-R Jonas A-R wrote:

That a9 update is looking pretty sweet! I would have paid for it.

It'd be nice if they'd release it for the a99II but that will never happen, if A mounters want these vast and varied improvements we'll have to wait on the a99III.
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Originally posted by stiuskr stiuskr wrote:

Originally posted by Jonas A-R Jonas A-R wrote:

That a9 update is looking pretty sweet! I would have paid for it.

It'd be nice if they'd release it for the a99II but that will never happen, if A mounters want these vast and varied improvements we'll have to wait on the a99III.


I have no idea whether these cameras run the same firmware? It may or may not be easy to port it to a99ii. I agree they should do it if possible. They did provide a firmware update to a900 in December 2010 more than two years after its launch
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Originally posted by stiuskr stiuskr wrote:

It'd be nice if they'd release it for the a99II but that will never happen, if A mounters want these vast and varied improvements we'll have to wait on the a99III.

I just have to remind myself that, while these firmware improvements to the A9 et al are nice, my A99ii is still as good today as it was six months ago. I'd struggle to find a real reason (other than wanting shiny things) to upgrade my A99ii to an A99iii - although I'll concede that would tempt me more than upgrading to an A9ii because, lenses.
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Originally posted by Jonas A-R Jonas A-R wrote:

Originally posted by stiuskr stiuskr wrote:

Originally posted by Jonas A-R Jonas A-R wrote:

That a9 update is looking pretty sweet! I would have paid for it.

It'd be nice if they'd release it for the a99II but that will never happen, if A mounters want these vast and varied improvements we'll have to wait on the a99III.


I have no idea whether these cameras run the same firmware? It may or may not be easy to port it to a99ii. I agree they should do it if possible. They did provide a firmware update to a900 in December 2010 more than two years after its launch


That's a good point, depending on how Sony did their development the source code (core base) for the firmware could be different and the effort to make the changes will be huge. But I guess that since some of the features are shared between platforms, this was accounted for.

A-mount firmware updates have been nonexistent, and while the cameras perform well they have some areas that need improvements. In the case of the A9, it became a completely new camera.

I would love to have eye-af always on when shooting portraits. Another thing that would be great would be hybrid af with all lenses.
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maybe for another topic but I firmly believe the a99ii is the last camera we will see for a mount. Also it would appear that other major players are deviating from dslrs as well. Back on topic for the a 6400 the new af enhancements seem to be very exciting. The eye af and tracking overall seem to be very sticky almost d500 sticky. Im not going to compare its af to the a9. Nothing is on its level at the moment. A9 users must be very excited to get further af improvements on the best af system on the planet. Good times to be in the sony camp.

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We'll see what happens to A mount.

The first hands on reviews for the A6400 are mixed. It seems the standard setting is not that sticky, but with some setting adjustments it is better. As my A6000 is getting long in the tooth, I am interested (I do not need IBIS in my APS-C camera) but I'll need a small but good tele zoom.

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The 18-135 appears to be good from everyone Iíve talked to and I can vouch for both the 24-105 and 100-400. All three have oss
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I have the 16-70/4, so, the 18-135 and 24-105 do not have appeal to me (considered the 18-135 before getting a good deal on the 16-70). The 100-400 is not small, it is as big as my 70-400G and almost as heavy - hardly a good match for a small A6x00 camera. Considered the 70-300G OSS, it is smaller then the 100-400 or 70-200/4, but still huge. We need an APS-C 70-210/3.5-4.5 or 100-300/3.5-5.6 lens for a light good IQ travel/hike set up.... There is a rumor about a new APS-C lens, some people expect a 16-55/2.8, but I hope for a tele zoom that fits the A6x00 series cameras.

Enough about this. I noticed Sony had different events for photography youtubers and vloggers and while the photographers all complained about the flip up screen because of "vlogging", none of the vloggers complained about it: they all had a small set up to have the microphone to the side. Full disclosure, I have the Canon G1x3 and it has the flip out screen, and I find it cumbersome for photography and I find it easier to look above the camera then to the right when I aim the camera at myself.

I am torn between the A6300 and the A6400 to replace my A6000. When released I thought the A6300 wasn't enough of update compared to the A6000, the A6400 seems the same compared to the A6300. Hmmmmm, I have some time to decide

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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

We need an APS-C 70-210/3.5-4.5 or 100-300/3.5-5.6 lens for a light good IQ travel/hike set up.


Don't forget there is the 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS for the APS-C sensor. Not up to G standards, but there are some positive comments in the lens database here.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 February 2019 at 13:39
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

We need an APS-C 70-210/3.5-4.5 or 100-300/3.5-5.6 lens for a light good IQ travel/hike set up.


Don't forget there is the 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS for the APS-C sensor. Not up to G standards, but there are some positive comments in the lens database here.
Yes, but if you dig deeper into this lens, it is not that good and the reviews here differ - it is okay for the price I guess. It is an entry level lens, not a match for the other mid quality lenses like the 10-18, 16-70, 18-105 or 18-135 - I do not expect a small lens with GM quality, but something akin to the Fuji 55-200/3.5-4.8 lens. Basically, I want something better then the 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS, but lighter then the full frame offerings. I think Sony could sell a boat load of those.
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