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  1. Thread: A77 or A99?

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    This a bit of a complex question but I'll try to...

    This a bit of a complex question but I'll try to answer as I have all three cameras a77/900/99 and previously owned an a700.

    #FOCUS

    Both the a700/900 are pretty quick to focus using the centre...
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    Different, I like it Don.

    Different, I like it Don.
  3. It has nothing to do with "lenses made for film"....

    It has nothing to do with "lenses made for film". Minolta made rectilinear 17, 20, 21 and 24mm lenses for film cameras so extreme wide angle was readily available.

    Your 28-105mm is Ok but the best...
  4. Thread: Sony RX1

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    You have to cut through the crap Rooz and not get...

    You have to cut through the crap Rooz and not get too emotional.
    I don't think he's been a Sony fanboy in the past, I think he just likes it.
    Me too! If I hadn't bought the a99 ......
  5. I guess I did! Look forward to those images....

    I guess I did!
    Look forward to those images. I've been very slack, I confess.
  6. Thread: Sony RX1

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    First part of a Steve Huff review....

    First part of a Steve Huff review.
  7. Thread: SONY a99

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    Well, my a99 comes on Tuesday so I'm told, we...

    Well, my a99 comes on Tuesday so I'm told, we will see.
    I made my decision based on IQ and on ease of use and I've seen nothing to disappoint me thus far.
    I've no complaints about my a900 but the...
  8. Thread: SONY a99

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    a99 reviews.... SLR Lounge...

    a99 reviews....

    SLR Lounge
    Frank Doorhof
    Tony Bridge

    Image (Click to enlarge)
  9. Thread: SONY a99

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    By and large "Trends" are set by the marketplace...

    By and large "Trends" are set by the marketplace and those who don't follow get castigated and lose market share. The a900 didn't have Live View or Video and remember the response to that fiasco. At...
  10. Thread: SONY a99

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    I don't give a fig for WiFi or remote EF control....

    I don't give a fig for WiFi or remote EF control.
    What interests me is IQ.
  11. Thread: SONY a99

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    Don, this rant is just a load of nonsense. If...

    Don, this rant is just a load of nonsense.
    If Sony hadn't taken the a-mount on board in 2003, your Minolta glass would have been redundant 10 years ago.
    Better still, the NEX allows use of all my...
  12. Thread: Sony RX1

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    Those images are impressive; no doubt!

    Those images are impressive; no doubt!
  13. Thread: Sony RX1

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    RX1 Images...

    RX1 Images
  14. Thread: SONY a99

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    Me neither, never used it and neither do I use...

    Me neither, never used it and neither do I use all those creative modes or JPEG modes like panorama.
    Still, there are users who do and you can't bury your head in the sand.
    A DSLR without video or...
  15. Leor, you're not giving us any information to...

    Leor, you're not giving us any information to work with.
    Crucially, what's your budget?
    In what areas are your photographic interests?
    What do you use now?
  16. Thread: SONY a99

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    Well, I guess it is Nikon's take as they are not...

    Well, I guess it is Nikon's take as they are not doing HD Video at 60p.
  17. Thread: SONY a99

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    From discussions elsewhere it seems likely the...

    From discussions elsewhere it seems likely the new "Old" Hot Shoe is mainy to convenience Video users and to leverage Video accessories. Sony has introduced many additional contacts into the new shoe...
  18. Thread: SONY a99

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    Having given the matter serious consideration,...

    Having given the matter serious consideration, I'm sticking with the a99.;)
  19. Thread: SONY a99

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    Ok Rooz, I'm up to speed now. Though it was odd....

    Ok Rooz, I'm up to speed now. Though it was odd.
    RF flash is not top of my list either.
  20. Thread: SONY a99

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    Here we go with the Leica alternative...

    Here we go with the Leica alternative. Another niche camera.
  21. Thread: SONY a99

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    LOL, good read Rooz. But what's that nonsense...

    LOL, good read Rooz.

    But what's that nonsense about making folk buy OEM flash guns. Third party flashes are available and Sony is no less propritary than CaNikon. Can you use a Speedlight on a...
  22. Thread: SONY a99

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    Yea I agree, no tilt screen incomprehensible and...

    Yea I agree, no tilt screen incomprehensible and what about the A99, no WiFi, stupidity.
    I suppose it's all marketing and "differentiating" the product.

    Still, I approve of the downward trend in...
  23. Thread: SONY a99

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    I'm better able to afford $2,800 than I can...

    I'm better able to afford $2,800 than I can afford a system change or a $50,000 spend come to that. Let's see, 50,000 divide by 4, umm carry one over and... hmmm $12,500 per year.

    Four years ago...
  24. Thread: SONY a99

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    Don, you seriously need to un-knot your knickers...

    Don, you seriously need to un-knot your knickers (that's a technical term).

    I'm certain that D600 doesn't use the same Sensor as the A99. There is no mention of the larger, thinner photo diodes...
  25. Thread: Sony RX1

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    Why is the price outrageous? Take of the price...

    Why is the price outrageous?
    Take of the price of a Zeiss f/2 lens ($1000 min) and you're left with a FF camera for less than $2000.
    ... and it's tiny.
    Seems like good value to me.
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