Ok i've been using the first version of a7 without ibis and first generation of af, and I somehow managed to make amazing shots for portraits, in weddings and in studio. Here are some examples of my work on my Fb page. Mystic Photography - Kęstutis Šliauderis I'll be honest it wasn't always easy to obtain focus and there were a lot of times when I missed it on otherwise beautiful shots. Also because of the lack of Ibis i have a fair amount of shots not sharp enough. So, I decided, that i need a camera that would make my work at least little easier. I do not have 2000 euros, for a7iii, i only have 1000, so i decided to buy a7ii. Of course I heard that it's not good enough in many areas, but my thinking is, that A7 was neither, but I, using my experience, ingenuity and expertise, managed to make my most beautiful shots with it. and A7ii is better in AF department, ergonomics much improved, and it has an IBIS, so theoretically the percentage of bad shots should be decreased significantly, although i never complained about the percentage of bad shots with my a7 first generation. and my clients were happy too. So I already bought the A7ii, and now i'm waiting for it to come. And while waiting i started reading forums about people complaining how bad AF is.. how bad dinamic range is.. how bad the noise is.. hmm.. i wonder, is it worse that A7? because if it's not worse then it's totally fine, i'm loving image quality of my a7. i rarely go beyond 800 iso, and it will not change. Most are complaining about af speed and af-c being unusable. well i decided, that i will test it, and report back if it's actually usable. i'm not a beginner so I know a lot of tricks on how to use camera, so i believe that if you know what you are doing, you can get good results with most cameras. Of course if you do not know what you are doing and leaving everything for a camera, you might end up frustrated. however i managed to use af-c on my original a7, and got about 50% of good focused photos. So the point of this article is: i will receive the camera and will do a field test, since i have some photoshoots coming. and after few of them i'll report is it usable, is it better/worse did it met my expectations and hopefully redeem a camera, or is it really a piece of s***. and i will need to throw it away.. we'll see. So if there is anyone still thinking to buy a used or a new A7ii, stay tuned, I will tell you if it's possible to succesfully use the camera for shooting photoshoots, weddings and etc.