Hi everyone, so i have a dilemma.
I just bought a new Sony A7 II, paired with a second hand Sony Zeiss 35mm 2.8. The camera is great, the Autofocus on it is fantastic, i love it. But there's a snag. I found myself in a position of potentially being able to swap it for a A7S II. The reason i am tempted is its low light prowess, i shoot in low light/ at night a lot, maybe half of what i shoot is in low light conditions, plus with a slow lens having access to those gorgeous noise free higher ISOs is a huge huge bonus. And because i shoot mostly street/ documentary stuff and i don't print huge so 12MP is actually enough for me.
My only worry the auto focus on it. I know that it'll focus fine because it's such a sensitive camera, but i know that the A7S II only uses Contrast Detect AF with 169 focus points whereas the A7II has both Contrast detect and Phase detect enabling Hybrid, which is fricking great.
My question is this, does anyone here use the A7S II for stills? What's the focus performance like? I know it won't be as quick or accurate as the A7 II or the A7R II (which is in another league altogether) but is it good/ quick enough?
For reference my previous cameras were the Canon 5D MK II with 50mm 1.4 (which in hindsight the AF on was not amazing and was hard to focus with quickly in low light conditions) then most recently i'd been using the Nikon D700 which compared to the Canon i felt was AMAZING, it had more focus points and focused much more quickly and accurately)