which camera u have used for shooting this episode
2:48 Okay, Sony 300 f2,8 ii..
Maybe the sharpest tele-lens on the planet?
Hmm, $6000 fresh from your foto dealer.
Am I right?
Thanx for your review.
Well & funny done..
Why would I buy this over an A7RII? Does it focus better?
Sony a99 II, still good today!
For the a-mount there weren't many digital full frame digital cameras.
Two very similar Sony full frame a-mount dSLR cameras a900 of 2008 and a850 of 2009
Two Sony full frame a-mount SLT cameras a99 of 2012 and a99 II of 2016. Sony wasn't very dedicated to full frame a-mount digital cameras
However plenty of APS-C a-mount digital SLR and SLT cameras have been introduced even since the Konica Minolta a7 digital of 2005 and a5 digital of 2004 with IBIS before the purchase of Konica Minolta by Sony in 2006.
Does the Konica Minolta a7 dSLR of 2004 rings some bells? Probably the same scientists that created the Konica Minolta a7 digital in 2004 created the Sony a7 in 2003 too.
Also Minolta had introduced the a7 of 2001 and a9 of 1998 film SLR cameras before.
So the a7 and a9 cameras have a great history.
Film SLR and dSLR cameras were named a7 and a9 only in Japan.
Like the 4/3, ATG was correct again. The A mount is dead for years.
Want a99iii and a77iii to come out!
i like the A mount system
Thank you for this... i'm glad I watched it all the way through. I was on the verge of buying a Sony a9ii but something tells me I should wait. Mirrorless is about to take over the world. I own a (dead) Sony a900 that I purchased back in 2009. A few grand worth of lenses as well... full of mould! thanks to living in an old house in the tropics. Suffice to say that I'm a little nervous about bringing expensive equipment back home. Firstly, I will invest in a 'dry cabinet'... and because my bundle of a-mount lenses that need to be sent away for cleaning (if its not too late to save them).. cannot be used at this time... i'm thinking well what the hey.. buy a new lens for the new camera.. which would probably be an e-mount anyway? or something new?
Defunct? Not. It's very good!
im just now finding this camera and it infuriates me that this camera has an awesome articulating screen and the a7 series do not. i would pay 200 more if that screen was in my a7iii
Why would the full frame mode have less IQ than the crop sensor mode?
3:12 Jordan's jacket is purple, 3:19 the jacket is blue? What's up with that?
I just love a99 ii
Snow on the ground on June 27th. Damn, how long is your Summer? Two weeks??? You have no Spring. Not for me. You could claim sanctuary status and migrate to the U.S. on the grounds of freezing to death if left in Calgary, Canada!
Is that guy half Asian ? Not bad looking ehh ?
Weird, d850 got so much hype, because of the high mp sensor and frame rate but the a99ii still doesn't seen to get any attention.
A mount is perfect for growing from intermediate to advanced photography, you can find the focal length you enjoy and then find the lenses that give you the best results in those focal length. The shear options of lenses is a selling point especially if you aren't the type that just burns money. On my system I have probably spent about 2,500 total for the body batteries, 5 lenses covering from 11-400mm and with a Max minimum aperture of 4.0. I tripods and other accessories are very expensive so building up around a camera and finding a comfortable spot is a luxury that I don't many other cameras have especially because most won't be able to afford a lens that they can use to just get a feel for a given focal range.
It's a great experience to hear, read and see Canonazis and Nikonascists mocking at Alpha first and then complaining about their archaic sturdy piece of plumb with fragile analogical-like mechanisms for taking a single picture. C'mon! Alpha is pricey, it costs a lot but what they are offering are products that are made for every extreme situations, every top notch feature from every kind of task that Canon and Nikon split between cameras like fixing the archetype of high resolution=low speed and low resolution= high speed plus better behavior in darkness. Sony, appart from creating the technology all camera brands use, they aren't as false as Canon by saying "our cameras are made for cinematographic video" (true on Sony, false on Canon), and Alpha is humble enough, they don't say "I Am Speed Compressed" (Nikon D500 users? Hey! Did you know that the A77 is six years old and is capable to do THE SAME things your €2000 D500 but at a price tag of just €1450 WITH THE SHARPEST LENS INCLUDED? (ZA 85 1.4) Well, Nikon D500 has more things, but still uses a Sony created sensor).
Canonazis: Dual Pixel AF? Yet your God not only reduces the color hues you're always preaching off, It also boasts a new processing algorithm that makes the video AF more fluent... But slower and inaccurate. And you complain about Sony stealing your translucent mirror technology? Hah, at least Sony DOES NOT ONLY INNOVATE, *THEY ALSO EMPOWER THE CLASSICS.*
Hi John, I'm a bit surprised you didn't use the front knob on the A99II much. I shoot an old mk 1 and find the knob super useful for changing autofocus setting, particularly as it is close to the lens so my brain finds it easy to relate (lens-focus, focus lens!)
Does the mk2 have auto focus range control? This is a feature I use on the mk 1 when shooting wildlife in woodland or long grass - so I don't focus on those irritating leaves or stalks that get into shot!
IPS: see you can now get "imaging edge" for this camera (since October)
All these years later, you are lucky to find a good used one under $3200, talk about holding their value.
Purchased this camera today. I started my DSLR Life with the Sony A200 many years ago. Took a big leap from this to the A77 and then the A77 Mk2. So far i am really impressed with my upgrade. Thanks for this review, Oh and i love the outtakes
Can you make a comparison video between the A99 m2 and the a7r m2 and show the photos and video taken from them?
My question is and the flash? No, there? And why?
It's a shame that this camera has not received more attention as it really is excellent, and for some, especially when using big, heavy fast glass, the DSLR style ergonomics are just more comfortable than the ergonomics of the e-mount cameras. The e-mount cameras are obviously the main focus of Sony's attention, and they have sexy specs for sure, but if this is a-mount's swan song then it is one hell of a way to go out in style
Did you run test for A99II over-heating when shooting 4K video? Sony told me it should run 30 minutes before overheating. I get about 12 minutes and then it gets progressively worse after shutting down to cool off. I got it just over a month ago but they're trying everything to get out of fixing it... I'm suppose to turn off stabilization, tilt the viewer up so the back gets more air, turn off the viewer, or basically turn off all the function you need for shooting video.
This camera is seriously underrated.
Thanks for your review John. I use the A77ii and I would change to the A99ii but there's two reasons that stop me doing so. Firstly is the price and secondly is that I need the extra reach that i get from the A77ii. Being an APSC body gives me that 1.5 extra reach on my 70-200mm f2.8 lens. I shoot a lot of wildlife and it's hard to get close enough. I use a 1.4x Tele as well and this gives me a 147-420mm f4 lens. This works great for me!!
Thanks again John for your review. You're doing a great job. Cheers.
Great review as always John. I'm going to add this camera to my A-mount family. I was thinking of making a decision between this and the A7RII, but I don't want to mess with adapters or buying new lenses right now.
thanks for the review. I just have a few questions. when do you start to see noise? could you do a review with the vc a77ii vertical grip? If I were to get the a99ii, I'd most likely get the grip as well for the additional battery power. I'd like to know how much a system like that weighs. I currently shoot with the Nikon d4s and I'm considering switching systems.
pls reply John! im thinking. to get it to upgrade from old a37. just stickin to A mount so i i don't have to buy new lenses and I want a good aftermarket support but it' doesn't matter if it shoots crispy 4k like a6300. a99 worth for me? my main priority is to shot video and bit of part time photograph
When did "button" become "bud-done"? Butt'n.
john are you a pinoy?😀
what do you say about the lenses for a mount ...can it be used for wedding photography....??
i am preferring to switch from Nikon to Sony.... I am bit confused with what is perfect lenses for Sony a99 ii..
Can you please do a full review on Sony Alpha 68? I didn't find any good review online.I am planning to upgrade from A58 to A68 please give me your suggestions on this .Thank you...:)
Soul Glo was funny!!!
Only do give aways if YOU want to. Not someone begging for free handouts.
When at 12fps is it on locked focus? or tracking focus?
Is it true 4K or the hacked up UHD?
Good video, good information and nice to see outdoors and not in a studio.
I loved the outtakes. Finally someone on Youtube with a sense of humour.
Superior to Canon 5Ds/r,5Dmk4, 1DXmkII
RIP A mount
Sony has buried the A-mount over a decade ago.
They were lucky to sucker many photographers into buying many left over A99 body into Mark II.
They paid all reviewers not to say anything about the A99 series nor the A-mount system.
A99II is amazing I only wish I could use E mount lenses for it
I know I'm late to post this but, I recently upgraded from my A900 to The A99II. I read all the reviews of the E-Mount system of cameras and even hired and used a few and I just didn't like them. I decided to stick with the A-Mount and wow! Am I glad I did. The A99II is just perfect for me in every way , best camera ever imo.
I wesh to have a one new us this 😞
Last slt camera
Seriously iam waiting for this.its really awesome finally it come on 4k in A-mount
This camera isn't for professionals!
Why? *Let's make a deduction!*
Professional photographers often are involved in a very determined type of photography. Those who portray usually use high res cameras with low Autofocus speed and very often these cameras are for example just 5fps capable.
Sports Photographers often use cameras with very fast AF, low light sensitivity and many FPS joined to a not-so-high res sensor so that buffer doesn't fail, and also ensure a very low amount of noise when using high ISOs.
Cameras that are made "for all kind of task" have an average high resolution sensor, average AF speed and average frames per second.
Sony A99II has a high resolution sensor, joined to a high speed AF split in two different planes (the photographic sensor and the other one who receives the reflected image from the mirror). Sony A99II has an astounding screen which 's axis can be twirled like a piece of fabric! Sony A99II has a low ISO capability for a professional camera, but you obtain all clean images without noise... The A99II has a reinforced mount made for big and heavy telephoto lenses.
The A99II has a very high rate of FPS. 60 RAW files are VERY VERY GOOD for a 42 megapixel sensor. Why do you then think that 200JPEG by the Nikon D5 is good, when it has even less than half the resolution of the A99II *and the Nikon has XQD compatibility whereas the Alpha doesn't?*
This camera has a lot of things that almost reach the extreme. _So this is not a professional camera. __*__This is the camera for the best photographers; the high end hobbyists!_*
Great Camera R.I.P. 5 D Mack IV
Have money's will spends ! A99mk 2 ! Fujifilm ! Hasselblad! Leica ! Pentax ! For what ?
hi.many brand in todays .gone by times to times.faces too.places to see.places to views.sony .canon.nikon.three kind of best.see pictures of color ? sharper ? black and white !!!
please make 85mm f1.2 SSM version G Master or Carl Zeiss200mm f1.8400mm f2.8
picking mine up tomorrow - can't wait :-)
pleas whats the better a7rii or a99ii for photography and video ?
I'm a Nikon guy but this camera really gives me gear envy.
I never left the A-mount. Just sold my a900, along with an arm and a leg. Been waiting for this camera for awhile. Never switched to the A7 line because my hands are so big. :)
This translucent mirror.... it moves up while taking the actual pic, right?
Otherwise, does it block a little light?