04-26-2009, 05:49 PM
Hey Don this guy showed up late this afternoon looking for a meal he said he flew all the way from Illinoise beciase some guy kept buggin him with all this electronic stuff in the yard!
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
11-06-2009, 10:09 AM
A bit of follow-up -> REMOTE CONTROL
While the "WIRELESS" approach is bound up by video transmission rates from the "Live" WebCam and image transmission from the a700 (a850/a900), the ture "tethered" or wired idea still is amazingly viable and robust.
All in all, as seen in the cost analysis, this is about the same as adding a new, medium quality zoom lens to your kit and it can do what no glass can ... get you up to 150-feet away from your subject, see around corners and get right into places where nature abhors human interaction. Obviously, you have to have a particular need for such a rig, but if you love "wild birds" or other "wild" observances, this is a solid solution to image capture of them, unfettered by your presence.
As it stands, only the a700/a850/a900 in the SONY DSLR line are capable of this "tethered" aspect and, personally, I find it is a very cool option to explore and build on.
Last edited by DonSchap; 11-06-2009 at 10:24 AM.
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11-06-2009, 11:12 AM
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