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Sony α6500 & α99 II In Action...Texas-style

The Sony α6500 and α99 II have taken the photography world by storm. The pair of unexpected cameras, one introduced in September at the Photokina Expo in Germany and the other in a surprise announcement in early October arrived with impressive lists of features innovations and specs.

Using the cameras and seeing the pictures is where the rubber meets the road, and in November a group of journalists were invited to try the new Sony interchangeable lens cameras. Shooting at venues in and around Austin, Texas, the journalists had a chance to push the new α6500, α99 II as well as the new RX100 V along with a broad selection of Sony lenses in several fast-action indoor and outdoor sports and low-light scenarios. You can see some of their impressions here, here and here.

And for more photos taken with the α6500 and α99 II, here's a gallery of images from Texas with equipment and exposure notes.  

Sony α6500, Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS lens at 200mm. 1/1600, f/4, ISO 200.

Sony α6500, E Sony 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens at 16mm. 1/1000-sec., f/8, ISO 640. 

Sony α6500, Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS lens at 10mm. 1/1000-sec., f/4, ISO 400. Photo By Chad Wadsworth.

Sony α99 II, Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II lens at 24mm. 1/60-sec.,f/2.8, ISO 5000. Photo By Patrick Murphy-Racey.

Sony α99 II, Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM II lens at 135mm. 1/8000-sec., f/9, ISO 320. Photo By Patrick Murphy-Racey.

Sony α6500, Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM. 1/1000-sec., f/1.4, ISO 1000.

Sony α6500, Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA lens. 1/640-sec., f/1.8, ISO 500.

Sony α6500, Sony FE 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens at 16mm. 1/400-sec., f/4, ISO 1600.

Sony α6500, Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens at 171mm. 1/1600-sec., f/2.8, ISO 1000. Photo By Chad Wadsworth.

Sony α6500, Sony E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens at 16mm. 1/2000-sec., f/4, ISO 200. Photo By Chad Wadsworth.

Sony α6500, Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens. 1/2000-sec., f/1.4, ISO 640. Photo By Chad Wadsworth.

Sony α99 II, Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM II lens at 200mm. 1/2500-sec., f/2.8, ISO 250. Photo By Patrick Murphy-Racey.

Sony α6500, Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS lens at 12mm. 1/2500-sec., f/5.6, ISO 200. Photo By Patrick Murphy-Racey.

Sony Sony α99 II, Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM II lens at 105mm. 1/5000-sec., f/3.2, ISO 640. Photo By Patrick Murphy-Racey.

Sony α6500, Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens. 1/1000-sec., f/1.4, ISO 1250. Photo By Patrick Murphy-Racey.

Sony α6500, Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM lens. 1/1000-sec., f/1.4, ISO 1000.

Sony α6500, Sony E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens at 24mm. 1/4000-sec., f/4, ISO 200.

Sony α6500, Sony E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens at 34mm. 1/4000-sec., f/4, ISO 200.

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