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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Cutting Back ...

    Hi gang ...

    I made an active decion to try and cut back on my use of the Canon DSLR system in preference to the SONY DSLR one. I know this may come as a complete shock to many on this forum, but I figure CHANGE is good! So, big change must be better, right?

    I mean if the Democratic Party can spew socialism and parasitic existence like it is the "right thing" to do for the United States of America, almost anything else goes, too, I suspect. God forbid anyone might have a profitable dream in the works.

    So ... make mine SONY ... for the summer. Viva la difference!
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    Let me know how that works out for you in high ISO situations. I've been considering getting a Sony for the fact that image stabalization is built into the camera instead of the lenses, and there are far more affordable lenses for it. But the ISO performance of the Canon's just blow me away every time in comparison shots, and personal experience.
    I have a camera. It takes pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Hi gang ...

    I made an active decion to try and cut back on my use of the Canon DSLR system in preference to the SONY DSLR one. I know this may come as a complete shock to many on this forum, but I figure CHANGE is good! So, big change must be better, right?

    I mean if the Democratic Party can spew socialism and parasitic existence like it is the "right thing" to do for the United States of America, almost anything else goes, too, I suspect. God forbid anyone might have a profitable dream in the works.

    So ... make mine SONY ... for the summer. Viva la difference!
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    Red face Not a traitor ...

    Quote Originally Posted by aparmley View Post
    Trader. . .
    Not a traitor ...

    In fact, I can't even keep my word in this regard. After having bought two new Canon EF PRIME lenses ... the prospects of not using them looks rather dim.

    The fact is ... I am going to try something I've not done before. At the EAA Fly-in, this weekend, I'm planning on suiting up my brother with the SONY/Minolta outfit and I'm going to sport the Canon EOS 20D and lenses. After conducting a crash course in DSLR operation, between the two of us, we should be able to get some real variation in the photography ... basically from the same location (or coordinated separate ones) ... and shooting various combinations of glass and maybe flash. All in all, it could just be the most interesting effort I've been involved with, in years.

    I figure if I can get him using the SONY with the TAMRON Adaptall 2 MF 200-500mm (set to close to infinity focus) at one end of the runway ... and my Canon with the TAMRON SP AF200-500mm at the other ... it could be quite cool. Just have to see how it works out, being in two places at one time. Admittedly, it's not quite CW's coordinated remote triggering scheme ... as I need some intelligence behind the remotely located camera in order to aim and guide it, it's relatively the same.

    Anyway, a new facet to some long-glass shooting. Heck, I may just shoot a couple rolls of 36 (100 ASA) with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM mounted on the EOS-3, in order to get the close-in shots, during the high-speed pass ... and eliminate the need for changing lenses altogether. I can digitize them later on.

    Anyway ... still shooting Canon, Andy, the SONY doesn't appear to be ready for prime-time, yet.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 07-26-2007 at 05:48 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    Cool The SONY bangs them out, too

    "Despite what Don says ...

    the SONY can still get a heck of a shot ... just depends on who's pulling the trigger, I suspect." (Don's brother) LOL


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    We didn't separate too far, because of some recent back issues I am contending with. He was good enough to haul around the "Wagon O' Glass" for me ... and we also tossed in a couple of folding chairs, a small prep table, a sunshade umbrella (which certainly didn't get enough use) and a cooler full of water & favorite iced drinks.

    The wide-wheel garden wagon ...
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    ... was a definite improvement over last year's constant hauling around a backpack o' glass and having to foot the high cost of drinks from the various concession vendors. It moved smoothly over the grass and pavement. For the $50 it cost, I recommend this non-powered conveyance highly. It provided better shock absorption than the stand hard-wheel cart or wagon, due to its balloon inflated tires.

    Anyway, here's the "Oshkosh AirVenture 2007" link
    Last edited by DonSchap; 07-31-2007 at 09:04 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    Canon vs. Sony...

    Don, you're right on both counts. I, too chose the Sony over the Canon, and the Democratic party is spewing socialism and parasitic existence (and a lot of hate). Sweet P-51D shot!

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    Well, with the advent of the A700 ... I can honestly say, SONY is "PRIME TIME!"

    In fact, I clearly prefer it over the Canon Pro-sumer Series, after having shot both, side by side, for what I would consider, a "reasonable time."

    With "in-the-body-IS" .... this camera is head and shoulders above what you can do with the Canon EOS 20D/30D/40D between 1/15 sec and 1/60 sec , Handheld.

    Personally, I have no desire to just toss money away for "in-the-lens-IS." The payback is hardly there and considering it HAS to be in each and every lens ... give me a break. Oh, SONY did! How about that?

    With the attached vertical grip, it truly is an ergonomic wonder to hold. In other words, "Get a grip and hold on ... we've got images to take ... without the shake!"
    Last edited by DonSchap; 11-08-2007 at 08:46 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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