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Eye-AF in A6500

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The a6000 is Sony's best selling camera with good reason. A lot of people just want a nice camera to take pictures of family vacations and pets and birds at the feeder, and the 6000 is inexpensive and does all that well, with the option of upgrading to better lenses as you go.

And some savvy people start buying FE lenses and upgrade into the A7 series later.
I had the 28-70mm FE for a while and got great results. The biggest "problem" was that on the APS-C sensor, 42mm was just a bit tight for me and I eventually went with the 18-135mm instead for longer range on both ends
 
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I own an A7iii plus the A6400 and A6600... It;s different horses for different courses... However, when I have to do a lot of moving around. I will normally grab either the 6400 or A6600 or perhaps both... When I grab my camera for a dog shot or two, I have been using my A6600 with zTamron 28-75mm lens...
 

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I own an A7iii plus the A6400 and A6600... It;s different horses for different courses... However, when I have to do a lot of moving around. I will normally grab either the 6400 or A6600 or perhaps both... When I grab my camera for a dog shot or two, I have been using my A6600 with zTamron 28-75mm lens...
It is a great thing to be able to use FF lenses on both FF and APS-C bodies
 

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Sony's naming convention is confusing as hell.

After the mess that was the A6300, (Overheating was a real issue for some), the A6500 came out with IBIS which a lot of folks were/are excited about.

Then the A6400 came out with some huge improvements that had included Eye Auto Focus but no IBIS.

And now the A6100 and A6600 are available and the A6000 is still listed as available. The A6100 and A6600 both have Eye AF with the A6600 having IBIS.

Seriously, you need a decoder ring to understand all the APS-C models.

I'm currently shopping the A6400 as a replacement for my A6000
Wow maybe I need Lyra's alethiometer to decode Sony's APS-C lines and models :laugh1:
 

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A6400 arrived just now. First impression. I like it. Alot.
 

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I know this is completely off topic-ish. . . sorry ahead of time. I love my a6500. But i'm supremely jealous of the a6600 zed battery. It hurts.
I would love it if they re did the a6xxx series with the same treatment the a7r4 and a9ii buttons received... they just feel better... and bring us out of the touch screen stone age already!
 

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The A6500 with a battery grip would be just a bit larger and weigh just a bit more than the A6600 but, would provide you with approximately the same battery power. The vertical shutter button on the grip is a plus also...

I guess that we all thought the A6500 would be replaced with the Mini A9 that everyone was talking about, But, that just didn't happen...
 

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I use a Meike battery grip on my a6500 when I'm shooting birds. It's shocking how fast that first battery drops when you're shooting in high speed. And it drops twice as fast in cold weather.
 

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I use a Meike battery grip on my a6500 when I'm shooting birds. It's shocking how fast that first battery drops when you're shooting in high speed. And it drops twice as fast in cold weather.
I've said it before, a greater engineer than I could still profit. there is a market.. though dwindling... for a Battery grip that takes a zed battery (or 2) and adapts to the cameras stuck with the W series battery.. .. .. I long for something ez, and open source. But don't have the time to devote to developing something like this.
 

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As to battery, I just know the limits having shot now with 5 different NEX/Alpha cameras and have three batteries.

For me personally, I have never shot more than 300 pictures in a day so I'm good but I know some people are heavier shooters (especially if you shoot video) and the batteries are a concern.
 

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