A6000 vs. A77ii Continuous AF - Very confused

Started May 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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teddoman
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Re: Still the f/3.5 or smaller aperture restriction on low light continuous AF?

Evildogofdoom wrote:

tedandtricia wrote:

Anyone know if the A77 II still has the restriction on low light continuous AF that all the older bodies do (A37 A57 A77 A99)? On the old bodies, you can only do continuous AF at f/3.5 or smaller apertures, which pretty much rules out low light continuous AF (unless you apply a mechanical hack which not everyone wants to do).

Just wanted to find out if the restriction is still in place on the new A77 II body.

This is not true. The f3.5 limit is only for focusing at 12fps, on the A77. The cameras will otherwise continually focus at the maximum aperture of the fitted lens. The f3.5 limit is more a limitation of the mechanical aperture opening and closing 12x second.

Thanks. That's a helpful clarification on the photography side.

Still appears to be a limitation for video since at a minimum you'd shoot video at 24 fps.

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