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A-mounter's Dream!!

Body Only 21 April 2017 by KiranM

I am a “serious” wildlife (bird) photography enthusiast. Of course, occasionally I also enjoy capturing family events (portraits) and my travel across the globe due to my profession (landscapes). My journey in modern digital photography started in late 2009 in Malaysia with Sony A330. Subsequently I upgraded to Sony A57 in early 2012 (moving from 2.5 fps to whopping 12 fps!!). In 2014, I upgraded from Tamron 70-300 mm to Sony 70-400GII, which brought the biggest step change in my bird photography. However, I was missing on high ISO performance, limited reach (limited ability to crop), which almost becomes a necessity where I mainly shoot the birds - thick forest in relatively poorly lit conditions. A system with very good autofocus tracking is a must to track erratically moving birds, mainly for action around water bodies. Also, longer lenses need image stabilization to help people with average built like me! Over the last couple of years most of us (including me) had started losing our faith in Sony A-mount as step-brother E-mount was getting ravishing reviews and the thoughts of switching to Canikon were lingering around the corner! Thank you Sony for listening to A-mounters like us and launching A99 II. To me it is a nearly perfect camera for my passion of bird photography! Thick bushy forest, no problem, I can raise ISO to 5000 and shoot almost without Grainy Worries. Shaky hands, alright, 5-Axis Steady Shot system is perfect and SLT means fixed mirror so no worries (yes, I also have Sony A900 with a big mirror box which slaps and punishes hard everytime I go wrong with shutter speed!). Birds in flight, Lock-on Expanded Flexible Spot works like a charm. 12 fps shooting increases chances of getting that perfect shot to large extent. 42 MP Full Frame Sensor (around 85 MB uncompressed RAW file) gives me flexibility to crop heavily and still retain fine details. Very helpful in bird photography where no matter what focal length you have, it leaves you desire for more! But let me explain why I say 'nearly' perfect - clearing buffer from burst mode takes more time than what I am thinking it should take. Hope Sony is listening and already thinking of a software upgrade to give us flexibility in future to use faster SD cards with faster read/write speeds to overcome this. I will end on a note that I have made a very sensible decision to buy A99II, one of the best beasts in the market, which satisfies my photography needs and delivers more than what its spec has promised. Last but not least, I am not jealous of future A9 owners :).

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