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    A77II AF compatibility

    Guys, can those of you who are using the A77II confirm if it makes use of ALL 79 AF points with ANY lens?

    Some people told me yes, but now I've read the information bellow on the A77II's manual:


    "While the camera uses a maximum of 79 focus points for the autofocus
    functions, the number of focus points will be limited when the following
    lenses are attached.
    SAL75300, SAL1118, SAL55200, SAL1855,
    SAL18552, SAL55200-2, SAL30M28, SAL55300 = 61 points"

    I have a minolta 28mm 1.8, a minolta 17-35mm 2.8, a sigma 85mm 1.4 and a bunch of other lenses that I want to be able to use with the A77II....IF they can use the A77II's 79 AF points. I would be very upset if I bought this camera specifically for it's speed just to find out most of my glass it's not compatible.

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    Re: A77II AF compatibility

    I would go with the manual or the latest compatibility release on the newest firmware updates.
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    Re: A77II AF compatibility

    That's what I was afraid of.
    You mean here, right? http://store.sony.com/-alpha-77-ii-d...a-DSLR-Cameras

    That sucks. I might as well throw my old lenses out the window

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    Re: A77II AF compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    That's what I was afraid of.
    You mean here, right? http://store.sony.com/-alpha-77-ii-d...a-DSLR-Cameras

    That sucks. I might as well throw my old lenses out the window
    Yeah I think you need the newest lenses plus firmware to take advantage of the newest features but it doesn't make your old lenses useless. I'm sure it will still focus as fast as screwdriver lenses will allow but the SSM are much faster usually.
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    Re: A77II AF compatibility

    When I tried my Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 on the A99 I used to have I didn't find the AF particularly fast and I think it was because it was not compatible with the A99's full AF points. Do you think there will be a difference on the A77II even if it doesn't use all it's AF points?

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    Re: A77II AF compatibility

    I think the A77II may support other lenses other then the ones stated on the compatibility sheet. Check out this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMLU_lFf6gM

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    Re: A77II AF compatibility

    Quote Originally Posted by Rawfa View Post
    I think the A77II may support other lenses other then the ones stated on the compatibility sheet. Check out this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMLU_lFf6gM
    It's possible that it may but i wouldn't bet on it for all lenses. I generally would go with the manufacturer's product statements. For consistent results.
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    Re: A77II AF compatibility

    Won't really know but my bet is a lot will work. If not than you may need to update some glass to get all the AF points. They will all certainly fit the mount.
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