Dusted down my a99 after using a99ii...

Started Jan 31, 2019 | Discussions thread
DivineMadcat Forum Member • Posts: 86
Re: Dusted down my a99 after using a99ii...

toughluck wrote:

DivineMadcat wrote:

Marco Cinnirella wrote:

DivineMadcat wrote:

daehnomel wrote:

Sony! A lot of us would still like an a99iii. The LA-EA5 is no substitute for our beloved a99’s!

Honestly, the EA5 should be the final proof that there is no future for the A mount. They want the remaining user base on the E mount, with A going to the graveyard.

Last month I sold my A99ii and major lens collection, and moved fully to a Fuji system. I enjoyed the system, but there was no point in pretending that Sony was ever going support it more..

Brave move. I have a toe in the water with the Fuji system too, via an old X-T1, an X-H1 and some decent Fuji glass such as the 90mm prime and the 16-50 f2.8 lens. However, I have to say I do still like the full frame aesthetic and the high ISO capabilities offered by Sony cameras so I won't be going full-on Fuji any time soon. Always loved the Fuji IQ and lenses though. The bodies, well, I never fully gelled with any of them. Always seemed a compromise of one sort or another. Haven't tried an X-T4 or GFX though.

Honestly, doesn't feel brave at all. I had picked up an X-T3 first after doing some reading, and it blew me away; to a degree that after purchasing it, using my A99ii was a chore and unpleasant. One of the things i liked most about it was the completely different setup; the manual controls all over the body made it so much fun to use. Shortly after picking it up (w/ a 18-135mm), i purchased the 100-400mm (to give me the range i had with my Tamron 150-600G2), which sealed the deal.

While I understand the appeal of moving to a fairly new and supported system, this is one thing I can't understand.

I mean, sure, your Tamron couldn't use all focus points, but on the Fuji, you cannot use any Tamron at all. How is that an improvement?

Honestly, Fuji offered all I needed.. the 100-400 is a spectacular lens, and easily matches/exceeds the Tamron for my use. Further, if I really need, the Fringer adapter will let me use a world of Canon lenses, so I am not honestly hurting.

I would much rather have a few lenses I love, instead of many I don't need..

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