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bormal
07-24-2006, 08:32 PM
the a100 is similar to my oly e-500, same cheap plastic feel but bigger.

the 18-70mm is nothing great, the nikon 18-70mm is a lens.

but !!!! 10.2 mp with lens for 999.00 its a bargin

pluses at 10 mpix 262 pix on 1gig card, nice

2.5 inch display the best, does it have tv!

focus is fast and continous

steady shot is great, where has this been!

menus very simple

the left dial has focus, wb, iso, dynamic what ever. no fubbling in menus

do i like so far did in door test shots, am very impressed.

in door flash low light are impressive, auto white balance is right on.

pictures come out sharp like the oly e-500 nice color at default settings

compared to d70 ord100 which need post processing for sharpness.

niose, forget about it! noise reduction in camera and even at 1600 in doors with flash very aceptable.

so i saved 800 dollars and didnt get a d200, but spent 300 on sigma 24-135mm 2.8 and tamron 70-300mm macro 1.2 to round out lens line up

914-6gt
07-26-2006, 12:28 AM
I have a nice collection of Minolta Maxxum lenses (Gold Series) and was wondering if by chance you've had a chance to test if these lenses fit your new A100. If so, can you please let me know?

Much appreciated!

Armando

bormal
07-26-2006, 08:52 AM
i have 2 lens coming a tamron 70-300mm and a sigma 24-135mm 2.8

both from cameta camera. these are alpha mounts ill know when i get them friday

krzkrzkrz
07-26-2006, 11:49 PM
What do you mean noise levels are not a problem?

I dont own an A100, but I've come across this review at:
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/SonyA100/page4c.shtml

It compares the A100 with the Rebel XT at different ISO levels. Keep in mind that the Rebel XT is cheaper than the A100 and yet still outperforms the A100 in terms of noise quality.

I'd say, taking photos at ISO 400 isnt that bad with the A100. But above 400, you start to see the difference.

bormal
07-27-2006, 10:37 PM
there will always be an aceptable amount of noise.

do you buy a camera on the amount of noise level only or the feature set.

take the first d2h, all the reviews said high noise, lousy display. but i used it

in las vegas shooting the belaciuo fontains at 8 frames a sec, and yes when

i hit the shutter heads did turn to see what was that noise. but its made for

speed not low noise.

the a100 is an afortable 10.2 mega pixel camera that has a good feature set.

picture come right out of the camera sharp and printable.

bormal
07-27-2006, 10:41 PM
I have a nice collection of Minolta Maxxum lenses (Gold Series) and was wondering if by chance you've had a chance to test if these lenses fit your new A100. If so, can you please let me know?

Much appreciated!

Armando

yes any thing made for 7d and 5d will fit on the sony. the sigma 24-135mm

2.8-4 fits. 119.00 bargin (this lens is a hunk of glass 77mm filter)

D70FAN
07-29-2006, 10:49 AM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but as for lenses you have not made the best choices for the money.

The Sigma 18-125 and Sigma 70-300 APO Macro would probably have been beter choices.

http://www.photozone.de/8Reviews/index.html

As for noise... krzkrzkrz was talking about image noise not the actual sound of the camera operating.;)

bormal
07-29-2006, 06:50 PM
the sigma 24-135mm is 2.8 at 24mm and f4.5 at 135mm. i bought it for the
open 2.8 apeature. now anywhere else this lens is 300+ $$$

i have the nikon version on my d2h, since d2h hasnt any pop up flash. its a fast lens good for company softball team a nd portraits.

at 77mm thats a big lens.

the 70-300mm ive used the nikon version on my d70, the 180-300mm

macro setting brings you right in there as i photograph bees bugs and flowers.


still 999+119+129, is still less then a d200 with out a lens.

i have a d100, d70, d2h, and an e-500, now the sony a100. nikon is covered

as i like working with the 6mp files.

krzkrzkrz
07-30-2006, 02:57 AM
there will always be an aceptable amount of noise.

do you buy a camera on the amount of noise level only or the feature set.

take the first d2h, all the reviews said high noise, lousy display. but i used it

in las vegas shooting the belaciuo fontains at 8 frames a sec, and yes when

i hit the shutter heads did turn to see what was that noise. but its made for

speed not low noise.

the a100 is an afortable 10.2 mega pixel camera that has a good feature set.

picture come right out of the camera sharp and printable.

I didnt mean noise as in a resounding click or vibrate. I meant image quality

bormal
07-30-2006, 12:50 PM
geez image noise,,

think how often do you shoot at 1600?

if i was a low light shooter i would get a canon

i generaly shoot nikon, but hate the work flow, unshapen mask, contrast, color, to much fixing

olympus e-500 i was getting spoiled by out of camera sharp images.

the sony seems perfect, sharpness, color, contrast and noise

coldrain
07-30-2006, 01:06 PM
geez image noise,,

think how often do you shoot at 1600?

if i was a low light shooter i would get a canon

i generaly shoot nikon, but hate the work flow, unshapen mask, contrast, color, to much fixing

olympus e-500 i was getting spoiled by out of camera sharp images.

the sony seems perfect, sharpness, color, contrast and noise
Strange through, there the D70 delivers very sharp pictures due to its aggresive in-camera processing, much sharper than anything else. The other Nikons you have probably are quite soft.
Why do you have so many DSLRs?

xophedebx
08-07-2006, 02:51 PM
Do not forget 1 thing when comparing "iso rated" pictures between brands:

Iso Sony a100: iso 100 selected = 160 measured, 200 s = 320 meas, 400 = 640, 800 = 1280 and 1600 selected = 2500 iso real!

Iso EOS 30D: iso 100 selected = 125 measured, etc

Iso Nikon D200; iso 100 = iso 100

Xophe

Maggie42
08-10-2006, 08:52 AM
I love taking pictures and have a lot of ?. I am not a pro here lol. Does anyone know if there is anyway you can look through the LCD screen to view your subject before taking the picture? So far i really love this CAMERA.
Thanks,
Maggie

xophedebx
08-10-2006, 01:23 PM
This is impossible on the a100 and on most SLR (except on Canon EOS30D, Olympus E330 and Panasonic L1).

This is due to the fact that the light goes through the lens on a mirror that reflects the image, and enables you to use the ocular. When you shoot, the mirror goes up and let the light reach the sensor.

The Panasonic new sensor on E330 and L1 (same sensor) doesn't warm up. So it's possible to let the light on, mirror up, and link it to the screen. Even for a long time.

Canon is limited to +/- 20seconds (sensor is protected but warms up).

SanD
11-21-2006, 07:44 PM
What is image noise? is it the quality of the photo?

thanks

gener47
11-21-2006, 08:00 PM
So far I'm really loving this camera. I do a lot of low light work and the "steady shot" feature has opened up a whole new world. This camera is well worth the money spent. Here is an example of what would usually be a bit blurry, but not with the Sony.

davew
11-22-2006, 05:27 AM
I am new to the world of cameras and have a H2 and love it
You just made my day with that pic of the alpha
i think with income tax (feb 07) that will be my next pruchase
:)

PS for now my H2 does a perfect job for the pics i take

I found some nice deals here
do not know how reptuatable this place is though

https://www.shopsunshine.com/item.php?item_id=144395

Garnier0
12-15-2006, 04:30 AM
Also some high ISO (1600/800) links:
http://www.highiso.net/sony/sony-alpha-dslr-a100.html

davew
12-15-2006, 04:47 AM
I ended up handling and going with the Nikon D50
the sony just did not feel right in my hands..