Comparative shot: My SLT vs. Mirrorless setups

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Re: Comparative shot: My SLT vs. Mirrorless setups

Dave Oddie wrote:

This is an interesting comparison. I wasn't expecting the 300 + TC option to track or focus as good as the A9 + 200-600.

I suppose even with the TC the 300 is still usefully brighter than the 200-600.

What about how they focus? The A99 will focus at full aperture and stop down to take the photo.

Doesn't the A9 focus at the taking aperture?

I think some of the A7x cameras can be set to focus wide open at the expense of a bit of speed of operation. No idea if the A9 can do that ir indeed if I am correct about focusing at the taking aperture but it's something to check out.

I took up using the x2+300mm over from using x1.4+500mm (sigma - it costs 1/3 of sony).

My idea was that I can take off the x2 when I want to shoot nocturnal wildlife using a telephoto, so the f2.8 300mm makes sense. Also, more than one review stted that A99ii was able to focus better than the A9 at low light.

As far as I know, and Im not 100% sure of it, but the wide open to focuse and stopping down to shoot is still the case for mirrorless. reason being, you cover up part of our sensors otherwise.

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Interesintgly enough, I have got a Minolta AF 500mm - mirror (~4.5" in length, 635g, with fixed f8 (front mirror - like in a telescope). It was my favorite for some time and worked well for me even having it supposedly "stopped down". Focused really fast. As far as miror quality, they could have done a better job, though it is not far off the standard ones in terms of image quality.

Hope this provides you with some useful info, while answering your question as best I know for now.

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LEAE4 || Kenko MC4 || Sigma500ex | Minolta AF 500 | Sigma 150&Macro

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