Cal Posted June 19, 2020 Share Posted June 19, 2020 Hi All. Currently using an SLT-A35 with a gaggle of mostly fairly low end lenses. The kit 18-55, Sigma 12-24 (which I think is quite old), Tamron 70-300, and a Sigma 85/1.4. I have produced lots of images with the kit that I am truly happy with. I am looking to add another body to the kit list for two reasons. My 16.2MP A35 doesn't leave a great deal of room for cropping. Certainly, given that I review on a 5K monitor, any sort of crop starts to deteriorate the quality of the images. I borrowed an A65 (24MP) and can actually notice the added clarity the extra MP bring when looking side by side with images taken on the A35 (same lens on both). I'm also looking for improved AF. Love my A35 but the AF struggles with moving subjects. I've managed some great photos of birds with it through sheer determination and machine gunning, but I feel I could have had quite a lot more keepers. It's an entry level camera so I think what it has given me up to this point is reasonable. I will be keeping the A35 but planned to add something along the lines of an A65 or A77(ii), I would ideally like it to be at or around 24MP and want to carry on using my lenses. I am so outdated when it comes to what is good and what is not, as you know the A35 is around 10 years old. I like the specs of the A77ii, but does anyone have any hands on experience with the later Alpha bodies and can offer advice? If I want half decent AF is it as simple as I need to move to either Canon or Nikon? I am brand agnostic but have always been led to believe for AF accuracy Nikon wins. Decent ISO performance in the 1600-3200 range also wouldn't hurt. 3200 is rather stretching it for QC here on the A35 even with heavy NR. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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