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Originally posted by Mark_k Mark_k wrote:

Originally posted by Eclipse Eclipse wrote:

Originally posted by Mark_k Mark_k wrote:

Having a99II for almost one year, I will recommend you staying with A9 or perhaps just use a new A7rIII

Is that because the A9 is so good, or do you have a specific problem with the 99ii for what you do? I've been very impressed with the 99ii and it continues to both surprise and impress me.

Yes..my A99ii wiggles with my old 70-400G which is otherwise a very good combo for bird shooting.

What do you mean "it wiggles"? That sounds like a problem that needs to be fixed, rather than a reason for picking one camera system over another.

Neither my 70-400/4-5.6 G1 or G2 lenses "wiggle" on either of my a99II cameras.

As for comparing those lenses to 100-400 GMaster, I can't speak from experience. But the last time I checked, 70-400 is a better zoom range than 100-400. I use the 70-100 range quite often, and this is often good reason to leave the 70-200G in the bag.

I also prefer the rear focus ring found on A-Mount version. So smooth and allows me to keep both elbows on my chest for stability.

The A-Mount lenses come with really nice leather cases. All my GMasters had the cheaper cordura style, like Sigma cases.

I'm not a big fan of optical image stabilization. I noticed a lot of inconsistency with my GMaster 70-200/2.8. Multiple frames would have slightly different blurring anomalies. I could only attribute this to some of the shots being shot at the very edge of a moving OSS lens element. I didn't like it, so I sold it and kept the A-Mount version.

Also, with some E-Mount lenses having such inconsistency with OSS controls being on the lens (blacking out camera control), and some being controlled by camera, and some being both OSS and IBIS... I just found that I liked the consistency of A-Mount always having the stabilization control in the same spot for every lens. I use it a lot on/off when moving from studio flash to natural light. So it's important for me that the controls are consistent.

No doubt though, it seems the a9 with 100-400 is truly a fantastic combination. Just not for me.

Edit: I also don't understand why some E-Mount ultra tele zooms have reverted back to the shorter lens hoods. The A-Mount 70-300G and 70-400G both have deeper flower petal style perfect hoods. The E-Mount equivalents have reverted back to the old cutoff style found on the early Minolta tele zooms. Whether it makes any difference or not, I don't know. But the A-Mount hoods are definitely much longer by comparison.

Edited by Photosopher - 17 November 2018 at 04:47

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