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    Posted: 20 May 2019 at 18:30
Finally got in. Great shots!
 



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Thank you. I tried to view your images but couldn't get access. I'll try later. Really interested to see them.
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Jack, the Minolta A-mount lenses work very well on a Sony A99 II. I have used the 28-135mm f/4-4.5, 50mm f/1.4, and some telephotos such as the 200mm f/2.8, 300mm f/4, and 300mm f/2.8 on it. I have been very impressed with the results.

If interested, you can take a look at some sample pictures I took at https://500px.com/philadography

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Originally posted by bonjac bonjac wrote:

Thank you for taking the time to help me understand.

Jack

You're welcome. I know there are a lot of technical issues which are familiar to the regulars here but may not be anywhere near so obvious to others!
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Thank you for taking the time to help me understand.

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To return to your original question, the pixel density on the 42Mp FF camera is very similar to that on a 20-24Mp APS-C camera, so the ultimate pixel-peeping experience will be similar also. That is, in conditions which favour the lens, (eg f8-11, infinity focus, high ISO, image centre) the sensor will still be the limiting factor, and in conditions that don't (wide open, close focus, low ISO, checking the corners) the lens will.
And the ability to get a decent resolution on crop lenses is useful.
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That was my understanding. Thank you for confirming it.

Cheers, Jack
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Originally posted by bonjac bonjac wrote:

Presumably, other there axes work and there will stile some stabilization?

Cheers, Jack

Yes, you can even manually enter focal lengths on the A99II for stabilizing unchipped lenses.

The x- and y-axis shift is mostly needed at high magnification i.e., close-ups/macro.

Edited by QuietOC - 17 May 2019 at 02:54
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Presumably, other there axes work and there will stile some stabilization?

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Originally posted by bonjac bonjac wrote:

Thanks for the advice. I'll see how my minolta works and go for there. Isn't the stabilization in the body? I was under the impression that with the 99ii stabilization was always available regardless of the lens. Is that incorrect?

Thanks, Jack

Yes, the A99II has sensor stabilization, but two of the stabilization axes require focus distance to work (just like the ADI flash). Minolta began adding distance encoders to lenses in 2000. A few lenses like the 50/1.4 didn't get the focus encoders until they were rereleased by Sony.

Minolta put a internal focus encoder on the 7 and 7D, but Sony dropped it.
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Originally posted by bonjac bonjac wrote:

Isn't the stabilization in the body? I was under the impression that with the 99ii stabilization was always available regardless of the lens. Is that incorrect?
Steady Shot function is always available (unless it is broken), but there is also option to disable this.
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Perhaps I misread the earlier response. Thanks for the clarification.
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Thank you!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote glefebvre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2019 at 22:50
I've got an A900, A7R/LA-EA4 and an A99ii. What I'm finding with my older Minolta lenses is the no matter how well I micro adjust the A900 & A7R/LA-EA4 for a lens, it just isn't really share (the A7R/LA-EA4 is a bit sharper then the A900). Don't get me wrong, it is still sharp but not really sharp. However, with micro adjusting the A99ii for the same lens it is really sharp and I'm finding this with just about all my lenses. For me, it has given my A-mount lenses a new lease on life. So, I would say that your older Minolta lenses will preform really well on the A99ii if you take the time to micro adjust them.

Yes, IBS works with all lenses on the A99ii and as mentioned earlier in combo with newer Sony lenses you would get the full benefit of the IBS that the A99ii has to offer.
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