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Shot using the 42-megapixel Sony A7R II on tripod. Image stabilization disabled. Cat stabilization non-operational. 2nd cat (black) stalking first cat in a bad mood.
A cat picture is de rigeur for reviewers and especially fanboys (I don’t qualify on the latter as my Sony posts make rather clear).
It was so funny—this “beta” cat was being stalked by the black alpha, acting like a lion on the Serengeti stalking the striped beta tabby as if she were a gazelle, but with a twitchy bitchy tail motion. They both knew the game and the striped tabby got out of the way. I almost had the shot, but shutter speeds were too low to act fast enough (was on a tripod).
It turns out that this sample of the 90/2.8 is off rather badly (something wrong on the right side), but it is still razor sharp in the center for our striped tabby. As shown here at f/5.6 the issue is mostly masked (the right side remains somewhat weak with very limited depth of field as compared to the left, the same issues see in a bunch of other shots and obvious at f/2.8).
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