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View Poll Results: What will be your “working” SONY DSLR camera, in the short run?

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  • α230

    0 0%
  • α330

    0 0%
  • α380

    0 0%
  • α700

    3 33.33%
  • α850

    0 0%
  • α900

    2 22.22%
  • "I am keeping what I currently have."

    4 44.44%
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  1. #1
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    My new "working" camera choice

    Based on what we currently having in the purchasable inventory (or are somewhat confirmed to have), what will be your SONY DSLR camera of choice by the end of the year? (If you are not buying a new camera, please disregard this poll or mark "I am keeping what I currently have.")

    I have not considered the possible α500 series, due to the long-term projected nature of the announcement (probably late 2009/early 2010).
    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-05-2009 at 10:25 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

  2. #2
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    None of the above?

    The A500/550 series which is already listed in the US/UK/Canada support should be due out soon, I wouldn't count it out. Sony needs a new APS-C camera and that's what will replace the A700.
    flickr

    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. #3
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    i'm keeping my 900...

  4. #4
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    I picked up an a900 today so I'll be keeping it.
    Sony α900
    Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8, Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8, Sony 70-200 F/2.8 G, Sony 100mm F/2.8 Macro

  5. #5
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    What's the short run?
    The 850 shouldn't be there. We don't know for sure it's for real, nor do we know the price.

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peekayoh View Post
    What's the short run?
    The 850 shouldn't be there. We don't know for sure it's for real, nor do we know the price.
    Doubting Peter, it's real and I'm willing to bet it's sub $2,000 USD, I'm getting tired of saying this .
    flickr

    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. #7
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    Keeping the A900, baby.
    Darin Wessel
    α 900
    Zooms: Tamron SP AF70-200mm f2.8 Di LD Macro; Sigma 28-90mm D macro, Konica-Minolta 18-70 f3.5-5.6
    Primes: Minolta 28mm f2.8; Sony 50mm f1.4
    Minolta RC-1000 remote commander

    Film:
    Calumet Cambo CC400 4x5 View Camera
    YashikaMat 6x6 TLR (other accessories)
    Minolta Maxxum 7000 w/ Minolta 35-80mm f/4-5.6 & Minolta 2800 flash
    Minolta Maxxum 5000i & Vivitar 728 AFM flash
    What's next???

  8. #8
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    Thumbs up A camera that can do it

    I made my decision based on SONY's inability to advertise the wares to the World. They resort to adver-teasing ... and I am not amused.

    So, for the short run, I am sticking with ol' Betsy and popping for shots through some improvement moves in glass. They're minor, but really good glass is not cheap, as we all are keenly aware.

    If you have not participated in the poll, please do so ... the new cameras are waiting for your interest to show.
    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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