I've done it . photographed the kingfisher on the Sony 500 F4 with the A99
ABETTERDJANDPHOTOGRAPHER: My wife and I have taken over 100,000 photos of weddings and concerts with our A77s. I just saw my first 24 sample images from the A99 and unless I'm missing something I can't see any difference in photo quality. We have our ISO topped off at 800 and shoot with 2.8 and 1.8 lenses so noise has never been an issue,
We love our 3 A77s and have been shooting with them for 2 months before they came out in the US. I'm intrigued by the A99 but we are going to wait this time for firmware releases... maybe even wait for the rumored FF 36MP.
We edit photos from hundreds of photographers and had a batch from the new Nikon 36MP come in. The quality was just like our A77s and way better than what we usually get from Nikon shooters. The sensor mus work great and I hope Sony announces it soon in one of their own.
I have used the A77 for over a year now, and love it, The first one had pre-production firmware. this I coped with,each of the firmware updates added to the cameras performance. People who have used the A99 assure me it beats the 77 in low light situations, and produces photos with more detail , and better quality images. Before the A77 I had an A850 full frame. A return to full frame for me makes sense.My A99 should be delivered in less than a week now ( UK )
1600 ISO This is taken with the A99A 28-75 SAM 2.8 lens under £600
Alan S Willis: My A99 should arrive before the end of the month. The first thing I'm hoping to do is take a photo of a kingfisher on it. This I did with my A77:http://500px.com/photo/4310973
I have one A77 and borrowed the second one.I hope to do the same with the A99.
3a: I really dont like the idea of 30% of light going waste all the time. may be i am becoz i havnt used it.
DPR, is there any comparison of shutter speed comparison with similar lenses (say 50mm 1.4) and different bodies (say a99 and D600) ?
The light loss to the sensor is less than a filter.
My A99 should arrive before the end of the month. The first thing I'm hoping to do is take a photo of a kingfisher on it. This I did with my A77:http://500px.com/photo/4310973
alfedo11: hey shutterbug, I don't see any pessimism in that article- only guesses, and I sold my Canon 60D in anticipation of A99, just can't wait when it's available :)
Having used the A77 well over a year now convinced me to order the A99.
Sdaniella: The A99's extra 102 AF points only work with SIX of the latest SONY lenses:
"New AF-D Mode"
"This highly advanced Continuous AF mode uses 19 AF points with reliable depth-direction focusing performance to steadfastly capture subjects and is strongly assisted by the 102-point multi-point focal-plane phase-detection AF sensor. It continues to accurately focus on the subject whether the subject is moving in depth or plane direction.”
See Footnotes: (bottom of the page)
"4. Note that at the time of launch the following lenses support AF-D:SAL2470Z, SAL2875, SAL50F14, SAL300F28GII, SAL70400G, SAL50050F4G."
This was noticed recently by:http://www.thephoblographer.com/2012/10/03/want-to-use-the-102-af-points-on-the-sony-a99-well-you-better-own-one-of-these-6-lenses/
Ref (open up 'footnotes' to see exceptions as noted in #4.):http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&searchType=search&storeId=10151&catalogId=10551&productId=8198552921666485827#features
Most important. The 70-200G MK2 should be out soon. This would be the most useful for AF-D still and video.I have the SAL2875, and will decide in the next few weeks when my A99 arrives, whether to update my 300.