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  1. #111
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    Well here is my game plan, unless something new and amazing pops up.
    tamron 70-200 2.8 as soon as I can lay my hands on it. Christmas flash unit most likely the Sony 56, April 2009 tamron 200 - 500mm, heavy duty monopod and quality head after the first of year when ever I find a "good deal" {pan head, ball head, quick release} questions questions. June or July vertical grip. fall or winter 2009 Tamron 90mm or maybe just maybe the Sony CZ 135, it's 135 isn't it? Oh yea watching and waiting to get a KM 24-105mm and I need a new bag lowepro AW300 I think.
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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  2. #112
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Oh, you said nothing about printing your shots ... LOL
    ?

    I did.

    I just sent off a bunch to shutterfly last night. Physical prints are great for show and tell to friends and relatives. They are really impressed!

    At 4x6 and 5x7, and some at 8x10 it's pretty forgiving!

    Who do you use to print?
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  3. #113
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    I eamil and burn to cd, I have a Dell all in one 942 and when I print I have the photo ink cartridge lol And before you even start I know I need new software just not sure what i want to pop for yet, everyone says PS CS3 with elements 6 is THE way to go, and I can also pick up a 320 gig portable hard drive for like only $30.00 out of pocket if I use my Best Buy reward coupons. And yes I need a nicer cleaning kit then what I have, And that book on understanding exposure that "everyone" says you should get. LOL
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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  4. #114
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanhoxx View Post
    I eamil and burn to cd, I have a Dell all in one 942 and when I print I have the photo ink cartridge lol And before you even start I know I need new software just not sure what i want to pop for yet, everyone says PS CS3 with elements 6 is THE way to go, and I can also pick up a 320 gig portable hard drive for like only $30.00 out of pocket if I use my Best Buy reward coupons. And yes I need a nicer cleaning kit then what I have, And that book on understanding exposure that "everyone" says you should get. LOL
    You don't need photoshop and photoshop elements (watered down version). Just photoshop cs4 (announcement later this month). Or you could opt for lightroom (only $99 if you know someone in school and can get an academic copy). It can do a lot of things for RAWs and general editing, white blance, curves, etc..... Great for batch processing and organizing especially. I would rather just not have to go through the trouble of printing myself, professional quality just seems a lot better. As for understanding exposure, I'm on the waiting list at my local library lol. Have you read any of scott kelby's books like his volume 1 and 2 of digital photography? They are both quick reads and I read both in a day each. Couldn't stop reading through the short article like chapters.
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  5. #115
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    Sorry to dredge this up again but I found it.

    Quote Originally Posted by TenD View Post
    I am glad you are happy with your Sony camera and I hope you are able to take a lot of fine photographs with it. I can't find my evidence on DPreview right now either. I will keep looking for it though, for right now you can say I am wrong. I don't have a problem with that.
    I went through DPreview today some and found where they give F-stop numbers on the Sony SSS.
    The A700 is quoted as having a 1.0-1.5 stops improvement in their tests, this quote is in the "overall conclusion" section second paragraph.

    The A350 is quoted as having a 1.6 stop improvement in the "features" section of the review. This page also has the parameters they used in both test to come up with those figures.

    The Canon in lens IS system is widely regarded as being able to produce close to 3 stops of hand-holdablility(I just made that word up). DPreview corroborates this with their test of the 70-200 f/2.8L IS lens.

    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Excuse me, "TenD" ... are you going for the new 50D, this time? Or are you done with the "kool-aid" and making your way to the new wave of professional standards?

    We're all friends, here. 'fess up?
    I missed this before. You know me better than that Don, I'm the guy that prefers lenses to new bodies, remember? I am still shooting with a 30D and 5D, and will be for quite some time. They haven't changed sensor technology enough for me to change, and the resolution of my bodies is plenty for what I do with my photos. I'd rather spend my money on heavy expensive glass that gets fantastic images to my inferior sensors...
    Last edited by TenD; 10-05-2008 at 02:49 PM.
    A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
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  6. #116
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    alright thanks. Lol My camera gets a slight quoted edge over the A700, craziness.

    The A900 is far superior though with "steadyshot inside"


    Anti-Blur
    Well, a lot of people said it wasn't possible, but Sony has managed to produce a sensor-shift SteadyShot image stabilization system with a full frame sensor. Its actuator is 1.5x more powerful and 1.3x faster than previous models, and is claimed to offer an up to 4 stops advantage. It's compatible with all lenses. The CCD shift is also used (in conjunction with a special anti-static coating on the sensor) to offer a dust removal feature.
    Source: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/sonydslra900/

    Sony says that you should be able to get between 2.5 and 4 stops of shutter speeds that would be otherwise unusable.
    http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/so...ew/index.shtml

    We'll certainly see when the time comes!
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  7. #117
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    Cool Cameras coming on the cheap ... just wait

    The monster monetary screw-up had produced a real bubble in the economy ... meaning the price of the α900 should now plummet, because SONY does not want to eat this new camera. It is much easier to sell them at a loss ... to get the pricier lens market running, otherwise ... nothing gets bought.

    C'mon $2000 α900 ... I'm waiting! No reason to buy that CZ 24-70mm f/2.8 w/o it!
    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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  8. #118
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    How can this be A700 body only for $715.00 Free shipping.
    http://www.prestigecamera.com/ViewPr...spx?Id=3717816
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    How can this be A700 body only for $715.00 Free shipping.
    http://www.prestigecamera.com/ViewPr...spx?Id=3717816
    Frank
    cos they are part of the crooked "broadway photo" group. stay well away.
    http://www.resellerratings.com/store/Broadway_Photo

    put a "D" in front of that 700 and get yourself a real camera frankie.
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
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  10. #120
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    Frankie?

    Yeah, they are absolute crooks. They'll try to shove accessories down your throat making you cancel the order or buy overpriced batteries or buy a "US version." One guy did manage to get a sony slr and said the box was badly damaged (looked like it had been dropped) but said the camera functioned just fine.

    I would seriously save yourself the headache and just avoid all of their companies.

    A $2000 A900 is definitely what we (and everyone else ) needs!
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

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