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    Hmmmmmmmmmm

    http://photorumors.com/2009/06/27/tw...s-this-summer/

    BUT I WANT AN UMPALUMPA, I MEAN A1000 NOWWWWWWW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SONYNUT View Post
    http://photorumors.com/2009/06/27/tw...s-this-summer/

    BUT I WANT AN UMPALUMPA, I MEAN A1000 NOWWWWWWW.
    If the rumor comes to fruition, that's quite a line up of camera bodies. Too bad Sony doesn't seem to be coming out with an equal number of new lenses.
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    Lightbulb Seeing through the lens possibilities

    Well, if it were me making the call ... you would see a 24mm f/1.4, a 35mm f/2, a 200mm f/2 and a 400mm f/4 w/ a superior 2x T/C to compliment the 400mm.

    As far as zooms go ... I;d have a well-designed 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 and a 50-150mm f/2.8 to broaden the offerings.

    And then, a tilt/shift AF lens ... not MF. That would be revolutionary and put the SONY stuff on the map.

    Just a look back to see what needs attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Well, if it were me making the call ... you would see a 24mm f/1.4, a 35mm f/2, a 200mm f/2 and a 400mm f/4 w/ a superior 2x T/C to compliment the 400mm.

    As far as zooms go ... I;d have a well-designed 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 and a 50-150mm f/2.8 to broaden the offerings.

    And then, a tilt/shift AF lens ... not MF. That would be revolutionary and put the SONY stuff on the map.

    Just a look back to see what needs attention.
    I think those primes would make a big difference in people wanting to shoot sony on the high end.
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    That big PMA lens I believe is 500mm F/4, so that'll be interesting.

    What good is 50mm-150mm F/2.8 when the 70-200mm has got you covered in a nice package?
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    It is an either/or kind of proposition. Having both could be rather cool, just depends on the shoot. Although relatively light compared to other lenses of its class, the 70-200mm f/2.8 still weighs in at 42 oz. The 50-150mm f/2.8 would only be a nifty 30 oz. That's some weight savings, to be sure. When you are bounding around town ... slinging a 40+ oz. lens becomes a chore.

    I feel it is a serious consideration ... but, that's just me. You are free to "muscle" anything you want to carry.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    And then, a tilt/shift AF lens ... not MF.
    i dont think that's possible is it ?
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    Nothing like a challenge ...
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    ... the 70-200mm f/2.8 still weighs in at 42 oz. ... When you are bounding around town ... slinging a 40+ oz. lens becomes a chore.
    Lugging the a900 with the Tamron 70-200mm slung around your neck can be a chore. I end up with the strap around my neck and carrying the camera in one hand.

    But, I find it absolutely fascinating that when ever I'm carrying that combo, numerous people come up to me and ask if I'm a professional, who I'm photographing for and what I'm photographing. When I have the tiny Sony 50mm f/1.4 on the camera, no one bats an eye ... I'm just another shlub with a camera.
    Darin Wessel
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    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???

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