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    Posted: 03 January 2019 at 01:58
I just bought a second hand A99 and I noticed that the dials are pretty stiff to use compared to the A65 and A7II I was using before. Is this a normal and part of it being weather sealed?
 



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No it's not normal, my a99's control wheels feel no different then any other of my cameras excluding the a99II which feels like it has just a tad more resistance than the a99, but I wouldn't call that stiff either.
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Thanks for the quick response.
Ahh bummer, I bought it locally so there isn't any chance of sending it back. Guess I'll have to live with it.
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Stiff dials are fairly common on the a99 (and completely resolved on the a99ii). Mine were fairly stiff but I found if I spun them a lot they'd free up for a time. Others have tried various lubricants and the technical at heart have purchased replacements and installed them themselves.
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Both dials the same?

Rear dials are more prone to problems (I think thumbs maybe tend to be a little more oily than fingertips), but that usually shows itself with skipping rather than stiffness..
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A99: The last digital camera (ILC) produced in Japan by Sony.

Strange but true for a product made in Japan, the problems of the dials were quite frequent.
The defect of the dials was fully recognized by Sony for a material defect, the replacement was completely free during the warranty period.

After replacing the dials I did not notice any deterioration, indeed now it is better than the Sony A77 II.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote napo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2019 at 11:26
Yes the old A99 had this problem. I had replaced both dials long time ago on my A99 and had no problems since then....
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