A57 or A65 for lowlight wildlife?

Started Oct 28, 2012 | Questions thread
Amateur Sony Shooter Veteran Member • Posts: 5,433
My thoughts

A fast 300mm lens is not cheap, even buying third party brand. You need to consider various facts: viewfinder (OVF vs EVF), burst rate, buffer depth, camera high ISO noise, AF performance and configurability, AF micro adjustment feature, overall build quality, after sales support, lens market, etc. The only Sony camera I think is "wildlife worthy" is the A580, or the new full frame A99. Again, depending on what lens you get, you might have to change brand too. In my case, Sigma 120-300/2.8 OS HSM is the single mighty lens I ever need for anything sports/wildlife, but there is no Sony version, I settled with Canon 7D and am generally very satisfied with my choice.

 Amateur Sony Shooter's gear list:Amateur Sony Shooter's gear list
Sony RX100 Sony a77 II Sony 70-200mm F2.8 G Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Sony 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* +6 more
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