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  1. #11
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    Okay ... the box showed up, today ... I packed it up ... it leaves, tomorrow.

    I almost thought about getting a Canon 50D, in the meantime. Yeah ... LOL Like that'd happen.

    Nah, the α100 is a perfect fallback ... no, it does not have all the bells and whistles, but as Frank has heartily and enthusiastically shown us ... it delivers the shot. In fact, it is kind of weird ... looking down and seeing the α100 with the 70-200 f/2.8 riding on it. LOL
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-24-2008 at 07:09 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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  2. #12
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    That's almost like...cheating with an old ex that's in the same family...eww...
    Nikon D300 | Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 | Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR | Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D | SB-600 | Lowepro Voyager C | Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW

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    Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D - Like New (FX compatible)

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    Nikkor AF-S 17-55 f/2.8
    Nikkor AF-S 70-200 f/4 VRII
    Tokina AF 11-16 f/2.8
    SB-900 (2)
    Umbrellas
    New Tripod

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Okay ... the box showed up, today ... I packed it up ... it leaves, tomorrow.

    I almost thought about getting a Canon 50D, in the meantime. Yeah ... LOL Like that'd happen.

    Nah, the α100 is a perfect fallback ... no, it does not have all the bells and whistles, but as Frank has heartily and enthusiastically shown us ... it delivers the shot. In fact, it is kind of weird ... looking down and seeing the α100 with the 70-200 f/2.8 riding on it. LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by Visual Reality View Post
    That's almost like...cheating with an old ex that's in the same family...eww...
    LMAO, isn't that great? SLRs have interchangeable (very expensive) lenses! Too bad they aren't all universal.
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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

  4. #14
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    Oh, I have a set of those that are, too. The TAMRON Adaptall2 series. All Manual lenses, but can be adapted to almost every camera type out there. Handy buggers, to be sure. FF - APS-C - 35mm-Film ... doesn't matter.
    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

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visual Reality View Post
    That's almost like...cheating with an old ex that's in the same family...eww...

    No, it's worse ... it's like seeing your mother-in-law ... in a black negligee.
    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

  6. #16
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    OMG ... I'm having A700 withdrawals!

    I keep wanting to show the camera to unsuspecting Canon EOS and Nikon users ... and have them running to the SONY Style store for a change in camera line. LOL Yeah!

    Nah ... I just miss the Quik Menu system it has versus the A100 second knobber.
    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. #17
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    Thumbs up She be back!

    Yes ... life is better ... the A700 has been returned from far away lands ... adjusted, cleaned and repaired.

    BRING ON YEAR 2!

    I've got me some lenses, this time! Well, one or two.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 10-14-2008 at 03:38 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

  8. #18
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    Give it a work out Don, make sure the 700 is up and working! and bring on the glass!!
    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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  9. #19
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    Set up an arrangement, next week, for a model to do some portrait work. I've been anxious to fire up the strobes and try them and the reflectors out.

    This week I'm packing up the RV ... for it's long winter's nap.

    I can tell the A700 is happy to be home, again. LOL It is resting comfortably with the 70-200 mounted on it. I was hoping the A900 would have worked out, but I waiting on this one for a bit. There seem to be some unexplained things going on with Full Frame, so I'm not quite ready to "jump the gun." Also ... with the markets so soft and my portfolio reduced by 35-40% ... things are not longer in the same condition they were in March. I know "things change", but this is getting rediculous.

    I had hoped for a better September ... and it is beyond my imagining, that's for sure. I would rather have had the pleasure of flushing the money down the commode, myself, thank you.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 10-14-2008 at 04:00 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. #20
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    What unexplained things with the a900? The only issue I know of is the vignetting with some lenses, which I think is due to the FF. Other than that, what else is up?
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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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