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    Thanks for the replies.. I'm gonna have a look at...

    Thanks for the replies.. I'm gonna have a look at the 580 as you've said, see if I can convince the sales guy to let me play around with it.

    @Don - I've been meaning to upgrade from the 18-70, I...
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    Understandable.. but there's an acceptable level...

    Understandable.. but there's an acceptable level of noise, I find my A200 when compared with other brands produces more noise.. which is why I'm hoping Sony would have fixed the problem with the...
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    Alpha 33, 55 or 580??

    I've had an A200 for the last 3 years and have enjoyed most things about it. Although one thing I hate is the grain at high ISO.. with mine I find anything over ISO400 gives noticeable grain.. which...
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    Given your extensive collection (listed) it is...

    Given your extensive collection (listed) it is not at all surprising to see you advocating for the gear obsessed clan in here. Another vote for Consumerism! :rolleyes:

    While I do not believe there...
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    Hey now.. don't you go mocking my hero worship. I...

    Hey now.. don't you go mocking my hero worship. I don't need to worship a hero.. everyone know Google is God!! ;)

    It is obvious the gentleman didn't spend much time formulating his spiel, as...
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    Love it... just giving it out straight! Great...

    Love it... just giving it out straight!

    Great first post mate, you seem to have managed to offend some of the old timers in the process too.. LMAO!! :D
    I do agree with what you are saying here,...
  7. I've heard that they do produce poor video, but...

    I've heard that they do produce poor video, but then again I've seen some nice ones on Youtube.

    I've been contemplating getting a low end video camera too. Might end up being the solution at this...
  8. Seriously considering ditching my Sony for Canon or Nikon.. why?? No video

    Does anyone know if Sony is planning on introducing a Entry/Mid level DSRL that has video recording?
    I've been hanging out for one but doesn't look like it's showing up any time soon. I'm not...
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    Time to buy a flash unit

    For the sake of all my night shots not looking like it came from a Point and Shoot camera, I've decided to buy an external flash.. yay!!

    Problem.. don't have a clue what to look for, and not much...
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    From my recent travels

    Tokyo Disneyland

    Sony A200, Tamron 18-200 @ 200mm, f/8, 1/80, ISO 100, Manual exp
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    A recent goodie

    My mate sitting down on the beach in Waiheke Island, NZ

    Sony A200, 18-70mm Kit lens @ 18mm, f/14, 1/50, ISO 100, Aperture priority
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    Try www.dyxum.com It had a list of all the...

    Try www.dyxum.com
    It had a list of all the lenses that can fit Sony and Minolta
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    Kiaora Kev, I'm in Auckland. Are you in Oz? True...

    Kiaora Kev, I'm in Auckland. Are you in Oz?
    True true.. 18-250mm seems like the best option here. I was leaning towards the 16-105mm before but haven't heard too much about it.
    Yea mate, locals...
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    Thanx for the link Don, that was really useful....

    Thanx for the link Don, that was really useful. The 18-250mm really shines around f8 (according to my untrained eye :p)

    Now, the 18-250mm you tested was a Tamron. I know Sony has one too. Do they...
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    Thanx Jason. You got me tinking about a few...

    Thanx Jason. You got me tinking about a few lenses I didn't consider like the Minoltas. Only prob with the Minolta lenses is you have to wait till someone puts it up for sale, and here in NZ choices...
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    "walk around lens" - ideas/opinions

    I'm planning to head off on a wee trip overseas in a few months and want to take a decent lens that'll cover all the bases. I've started saving up for it so thought it's best to start researching now...
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    "walk around lens"

    Moved to General DSLR chat forum. Posted on the wrong one.. opps :p
  18. Nah I haven't read that one, but I'll have a look...

    Nah I haven't read that one, but I'll have a look this weekend. Cheers dr4gon :)
  19. LOL.. love the story Don. I was "that guy in...

    LOL.. love the story Don.
    I was "that guy in the store" just a few months ago. I can totally relate to all that.
    Even after 5 months with my camera I still don't have a clue what I'm doing half...
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    One from this arvo

    There are some great looking shots in this thread so far. Good on everyone for contributing :)

    I was just messing with the camera and took some shots in my dad's garden. Here's one,

    Properties...
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    Good on you Don, this is the same prob I...

    Good on you Don, this is the same prob I mentioned in that other thread.
    I don't know why they bother to have ISO above 400 because the pictures come out looking like photos from a 1MP webcam :p
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    Thanx Don, you truly are "The Don" of SLRs...hehe...

    Thanx Don, you truly are "The Don" of SLRs...hehe :D

    I knew the Alpha 200 is an entry level DSLR but didn't realise how important the sensor will be in all this. Having only bought it a few months...
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    Thanx Rooz, yea that makes a lot of sense. I...

    Thanx Rooz, yea that makes a lot of sense. I probably should have mentioned that I took the photos on Shutter priority. But thinking about it now I should have used Manual focus isnt it?

    Sharper...
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    Moon shot from last week

    Here's my first ever attempt at taking a Moon shot!! :D
    Didn't come out quite as expected, but that's why I thought of posting it to get your ideas on how to improve.

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  25. Thread: Hooray for Sony

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    Hey millz, what stuff did you get?

    Hey millz, what stuff did you get?
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