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  1. #1
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    a100 replacement

    just wanted to drop you all a hint that there will be a replacement for the a100 due out in a couple of months. the a100 is discontinued but there is an entry dslr replacement slated from sony soon.

    this is all the information that I have on the topic, but i will keep you all posted if i hear anything else.
    Sony DSLRA100 w/ SAL18200
    Sony DSCW7B
    Sony DSCW80

  2. #2
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    there's going to be an a100 replacement ?? my goodness...never saw that coming. thanks for the scoop Clark.
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    Smile The big rig ... is not all they have

    Well, it's not like I didn't mention this, back in November. Anyway, yeah ... still need a low priced intro-rig to avail to the teens ... and the "I must have low-cost stuff" folks. Especially in light of a barrel of oil crossing the $100 threshold! Cheese Louise!

    It's going to cost more to drive to the camera shop than it will to order with overnight shipping!

    Remember, by the time people get to the SONY DSLR forum page, the decision to buy a SONY has usually already been made, probably on the order of 90%.

    I know I didn't go to the CANON DSLR page until I was well into my third Canon-mount APS-C lens. I wish I had gotten some feedback, sooner. It probably would have saved me a grunch of money ... waiting only another eight months for the SONY α100 to marry to all my older Minolta glass, instead of mistakenly settling for the Canon EOS 20D and providing folks with the deal of the year ... feeling Canon might eventually get a clue about in-the-body-IS. Good gosh, what was I thinking? LOL


    This is more like it!

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    EXIF: Taken with α100 + 17-50mm f/2.8 @ 50mm - f/13 - 1/160 sec. - ISO-100 - Studio Strobe - Manual


    Who says the α100 can't take a nice lookin' shot?
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-02-2008 at 08:24 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.

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  4. #4
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    All i want is a 20mp mamual focus mc mount camera and i'll be happy..

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Who says the α100 can't take a nice lookin' shot?
    way to push it to it's limits Don. lol
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    Cool

    Cripes ... you complain when I do push it to the bottom and then when I back off ... man, you can't even buy a break.

    Anyway, I thought it was rather cool lookin' ... so I shared it.

    This one was with the 50mm f/1.4 ... but, I thought the TAMRON was a better shot.


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    α700 w/ SONY 50mm f/1.4

    Framing could have been better ... but something about the color just wasn't there
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-03-2008 at 12:31 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

  7. #7
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    lol i thought this would have been more appealing to a100 users.

    http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35133

    not too much response to sony threads unless its about gear though.
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  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    way to push it to it's limits Don. lol
    That went way ober his head, Rooz.

    I'd spend 1000's of dollars on camera bodies, lenses and lighting too to make bad photos of... camera bodies, lenses and such too

    And use in-body IS while doing that (at 1/160th sec, ISO 100, 50mm!) too!
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    Gotta have something to practice on.

    But, then again, you're good right "out of the shute", aren't ya?

    Ah me ... the days be cold ... enjoy the snow, rain or whatever else Mom Nature is tossin' your way.

    Besides, you're just ticked about the TAMRON SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD hangin' off the front of that beastie, aren't ya? (Psst ... That's okay, Coldrain, I'd be pretty torqued myself, having to use only the 90mm f/2.8 for all my macro work.)

    Anyway, I'm still workin' on the lighting ... need some different diffusing. Current space is a little too tight for the umbrellas and I don't own a light tent (see "Edit"). I know, I know ... back to the studio, then.

    Edit: Wound up going out for lunch to Calumet Photographic and came back with a photography cocoon (aka a "light tent") and a snoot. Some lighting improvements to see ... what we can see, eh?
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-03-2008 at 06:42 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

  10. #10
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    It will be in Sony's best interests to ensure that this camera at least exceeds the Nikon D40x & Canon EOS 400D/XTi in high ISO capability.

    ISO 1600 performance turned me off from getting a Sony a100 when I was DSLR shopping.
    Sam


    Nikon D80, D300s, Nikkormat EL, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, 55-200mm f4-f5.6 VR AF-S Nikkor, 50mm f1.8 AF-D Nikkor, 80-200mm f2.8 AF-D Nikkor, 135mm f2.8 Nikkor-Q pre-AI, Hanimex 35mm f2.8 doorstop

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