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  1. #1
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    Oh look ... A 700!

    Yep, fifteen minutes ago ... arrival.

    So, Don ... what's in the box?

    Nothing ... it's all out of the box!

    Attachment 29051

    Taken with the A100 & 18-250mm lens + pop-up flash

    No vertical grip, yet. It's due out next month ... but, it's on order. And get that most excellent "wireless" remote for shutter release and playback control. My gosh, you don't see that in other manufacturer's camera boxes, everyday, do you?

    Time to play ...

    My First A700 shot (below) using the same lens, nothing but converting from AdobeRGB to sRGB and a resize of a pretty darn big JPG ... and triggered by, what else, "wireless" remote! LOL

    The "Subject" and rightfully so ... the SONY A100, the lil' 10.1 MP engine that did!

    Attachment 29052

    Taken with the A700 & 18-250mm lens + pop-up flash

    The battery (NP-FM500H), had a 12% charge on it, upon arrival. It's cookin', now.

    Okay, enough fun for the moment ... gotta get back to work and pay for this thing!
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-27-2007 at 09:23 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.

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    Wow, I'm happy for ya!
    I hope it is everything you planned for it to be.
    I'm a little envious.
    US Navy--Hooyah!

    Nikon D700/D300|17-35 f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8, Sigmalux, 80-200 f/2.8, 16 f/2.8 fisheye,

    Lots of flashes and Honl gear.

  3. #3
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    Put it though its paces Don, give us the feedback.
    Kind of curious to see if this is indeed your Holy Grail.

    Enjoy your camera my friend.
    - Rich

    Nikon: D50, 18-70mm, 50mm, 70-200vr
    Kenko: 12mm, 20mm, 36mm Ext Tubes
    Manfrotto: 486RC2
    Benro: A-327 tripod


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    Remember guys ...

    "It's not the glass you put on the front of the camera ... it's the camera you put behind the glass." LOL Okay, okay ... my expectations aren't that grandios to be glass-independent, but it really does have a different feel to it than the A100 does. Call it ... "more grippable", if you will.

    Also, their are two thumbwheels ... front and rear ... allowing independent control of Aperture and Shutter-speed. The A100 only had it on the front, near the shutter release. This is way user friendly.

    Once my fingers begin to know and remember where these buttons are (with no DRIVE-WB-ISO knob to turn), it's going to save a lot of time not having to peek at the top of the camera to view the knob position to make 'setting corrections'. This really is the A100 redone and completed the way it should have been.

    With the menu system, setting your colorspace is a snap, too ... so you can get that AdobeRGB setting vs sRGB in there early on.

    I want to test the IS, later on ... and just see how stable it can be.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-27-2007 at 09:26 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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    Having two wheels is something I never thought I would have cared about,
    but I was wrong. Man would that help a bunch, and I also prefer button clutter over deep in the menu settings.
    - Rich

    Nikon: D50, 18-70mm, 50mm, 70-200vr
    Kenko: 12mm, 20mm, 36mm Ext Tubes
    Manfrotto: 486RC2
    Benro: A-327 tripod


    My Flickr Photos Here

  6. #6
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    Man two wheels is a big deal.
    At least the 20D has the thumb dial and another wheel.
    I would prefer one near the shutter in addition to the two existing ones.

    Another thing I would love is a dedicated AEB button.
    US Navy--Hooyah!

    Nikon D700/D300|17-35 f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8, Sigmalux, 80-200 f/2.8, 16 f/2.8 fisheye,

    Lots of flashes and Honl gear.

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