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View Poll Results: What were your reasons for buying an ALPHA?

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  • Best price I could find on a new DSLR and lenses

    6 28.57%
  • SONY products appeal to me

    7 33.33%
  • I already had A-mount Minolta lenses on-hand (compatibility)

    8 38.10%
  • I appreciate “Image Stability” with EVERY lens I mount

    15 71.43%
  • The Forum convinced me it was the “right thing to do”

    2 9.52%
  • I actually compared all manufacturers and “that was all she wrote”

    3 14.29%
  • I particularly find the “SONY DSLR Forum” on the DCRP very useful and helpful

    3 14.29%
  • I’m a novice and I find the ALPHA camera simpler to use, than other brands.

    2 9.52%
  • I chose SONY to show the other manufacturers that they need to step up!

    1 4.76%
  • See my personal posting in this thread for additional or exceptional reasons …

    3 14.29%
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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by JouHou View Post
    I've heard Sony tends to release its products fully completed, not having to constantly fix them with firmwares and I though that could be the case with Sony cameras too.
    Hmm... where do I begin?

    Nikon: D300, D700, Nikkor: 24-70, 70-200, 70-300/VR, 24/2.8, 35/2, 50/1.4G, 60/2.8G, 180/2.8,
    Sigma: 10-20, 50-150/2.8, 50/2.8, Tamron: 17-50/2.8, 28-75/2.8, Tokina: 12-24, Zeiss: 25/2.8
    Olympus: E-520, E-3, 7-14, 9-18, 11-22, 12-60, 14-35/2, 14-54, 35-100/2, 50-200, 25/2.8, 35/3.5, 50/2
    Panasonic: G1, Leica: 14-50, 14-150, 25/1.4
    Sony: A700, A900, 24-85, 35-70, 70-210/4, 20/2.8, 24/2.8, 50/2.8, T 90 macro, Zeiss: 24-70/2.8, 135/1.8
    P&S: Canon S90, Panasonic: LX3


  2. #22
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    Well, it certainly looks like in-the-body anti-shake is a big decision maker for the SONY. It's kind of a shame most people do not notice this aspect of camera design until it is far too late to change. They fall in love with Ashton Kucher, as his fumbles and falls through some poor schmuck's wedding or tosses his undies in the camera backpack. Oh, how "professional" that must look when he goes for his camera, later on.

    Sorry ... the convenience of ALL THE TIME anti-shake is hard to ignore, unless you are shooting everything at better than 1/250th second. Personally, that's not me.

    Anyway .. please participate if you have not. This is a multiple choice poll ... hit all the ones that count!
    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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  3. #23
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    It really is a huge misunderstanding (almost a tragedy) for people to miss the anti-shake built into the cameras of Sony today. It’s really open up photographic opportunities with 25+ year old lenses, less the tripod in the 35-mm format.

    As far as Mr. Kucher goes, I am yet aware he is a Master Photographer. This is just my option and mine alone, but most of us have forgotten more about photography than he will ever learn.
    A.J.

    Hey this looks dangerous.......You go first!

    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not for you!

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Gressette View Post
    As far as Mr. Kucher goes, I am yet aware he is a Master Photographer. This is just my option and mine alone, but most of us have forgotten more about photography than he will ever learn.
    not sure if i would say that. he is multi-talented. he probably knows more than most of us!
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  5. #25
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    When I think of Masters of Photography names that come to mind are Albert Maylays, Steve McCurry, Ansel Adams, Albert Hitchock, Franco Fontana, etc. I have just yet to see Mr. Kucher’s name appear in auctions for photography in the US or EU.
    A.J.

    Hey this looks dangerous.......You go first!

    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not for you!

  6. #26
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    all i'm saying is that just cause he is famous does not mean he is brainless.
    i never underestimate anyone, even Bush!
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  7. #27
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    LOL…Even Bush!

    Obama is gonna spread the WEALTH!

    I am hoping for a bailout of the Photographic Industry.

    No pun intended, but I think this reply really made me laugh with the Bush thing. The Financial Institution of the US is so messed up its not even funny.

    Elect whom ever you wish but until, WE THE PEOPLE, put pressure on Congress, nothing will change!
    A.J.

    Hey this looks dangerous.......You go first!

    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not for you!

  8. #28
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    Don, see what you started. LOL He can't even act what makes you think he can take a picture. He did luck out with the wife, so he can do something. LOL
    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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  9. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    Don, see what you started. LOL He can't even act what makes you think he can take a picture.

    what makes you think he can't?
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  10. #30
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    I am just kidding. Who really cares.
    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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    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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