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View Poll Results: Which SONY DSLR gets into your bag in the next six months?

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  • α230

    0 0%
  • α330

    0 0%
  • α380

    0 0%
  • α500

    1 9.09%
  • α550

    0 0%
  • α700

    0 0%
  • α850

    1 9.09%
  • α900

    0 0%
  • There's too many, I cannot make up my mind!

    1 9.09%
  • No change from what I am sporting right now.

    8 72.73%
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  1. #1
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    It's going in my bag!

    Yes, I overheard you ...

    "Yeah, guys ... I saw the new current listing of DSLR cameras from SONY and this is the one going in my bag!"

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    • α230 - 10.2MP - Non-LiveView - Intro APS-C
    • α330 - 10.2MP - w/LiveView - Intro APS-C
    • α380 - 14.2MP - w/LiveView - Intro APS-C
    • α500 - 12.3MP - w/LiveView - Intermediate APS-C - ~5fps
    • α550 - 14.2MP - w/LiveView - Intermediate APS-C - up to 7fps "Speed Priority"
    • α700 - 12.2MP - Non-LiveView - Advanced APS-C - 5fps
    • α850 (aka α900 Jr.) - 24.6MP - Non-LiveView - Full Frame - ~3fps
    • α900 - 24.6MP - Non-LiveView - Full Frame - 5fps
    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-27-2009 at 08:26 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. #2
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    Cool Executive Decision ...

    Okay ... I made the call ... to go ahead with the α850, unless I can find an α900 priced very close. It may take some looking, but Full Frame is the next advancement in my personal photography, although I really hate the added expense for the larger file support. One thing, as my recent "flash experience" pointed out ... I can get the older HVL-F56AM to cooperate with the HVL-F58AM with an α850 ... and that kind of seals it.

    I mean, this in addition to the lens purchases of the last few weeks. Agreed, the recent sale of the α100 did open the door a crack. It covers half the cost ... so even as a backup camera to the awesome α700 ... it just makes sense. (Well, let's just say it does. okay? We all have fun with this stuff. )
    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-27-2009 at 08:20 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

  3. #3
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    25 mega pix does push computer limits..lol

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Okay ... I made the call ... to go ahead with the α850.
    as if it were gonna be any other way gadget man.
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  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Okay ... I made the call ...
    FF for Don... long overdue I say. Can't wait to hear about it, and hope to see some shots!
    Jason Hamilton
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    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

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  6. #6
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    Red face No need to be so shocked, Mate!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    as if it were gonna be any other way gadget man.
    We all have our aspirations ... and SONY is workin' with me, here ... meeting me kind of "halfway."

    Thank goodness I do not have to put up with silly video in my rig, eh?
    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. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Thank goodness I do not have to put up with silly video in my rig, eh?
    yes thank goodness. lol
    sony is only putting off the inevitable trying to lock in a few more camcorder sales
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  8. #8
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    Talking FF realized ...

    Well, it's on the way. Looks like SONY Style (<- click here) is keeping the inventory to themselves for a bit. B&H still does not have the camera in stock.

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    Using SONY Style, there is also a 15% discount for accessory items, such as the Vertical Grip (VG-C90AM) and flashes. I'm not sure if lenses fall into that category (I kind of doubt it ... but then again, I have all the lenses I desire, at this point - sheesh. But, 15% off the 16-35mm f/2.8 CZ could be some serious dough -> almost $300! It'd definitely be worth asking about.)

    Also, SONY's offered "anti-drop" policy would definitely be a solid addition to your camera bag, in my estimation ... I mean if you really plan on using the camera at all. It doesn't take much to get nudged and fumble-roosky your rig, that's for sure.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-28-2009 at 09:02 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

  9. #9
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    Congrats So when does it arrive??

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
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    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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  10. #10
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    If you are counting on the 15% on accessory's you're going to be disappointed when you find out what it's limited to.
    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

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