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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up The new A850 Thread ... LOL

    Okay ... it arrived!

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    A850 ... Out of the Box ... with its notorious manual

    'nuff said. Details later ...
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    some high ISO pls.
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    Congrats hope it lives up to every bodies expectations. Cannot wait to see what it can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha82 View Post
    some high ISO pls.
    something in focus would be nice too.
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    Well, it DOES work with the VG-C90AM Vertical Grip ... so that question is answered for certain. The view is hell of a lot wider ... and metering into source light will be a challenge.

    The ka-thunk of the mirror movement is a bit new to hear. Yep, 3 FPS ... in rrrapid fire drive.

    And guys ... it is nighttime ... darn near 10 PM
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-01-2009 at 07:53 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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    about time you got a real camera..lol

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    Well, I was just warming up ...

    BTW: the hot shoe cap keeper (on the strap) is not included! Well, that accounts for $20 in SONY savings.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-01-2009 at 08:01 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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    Temptation!!!!! Take a picture of your eagle claw already.LOL

    Frank
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    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
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    Lightbulb Preparing for a night shot ...

    Oh, I thought about it ... just to torture 'Rooz' ... button pushing.

    Anyway, I set up the menu ... getting things together from the defaults. Got the strap hitched up and "stapled." The RC2 foot is on the VG-C90AM ... so ... I want to go out and get Jupiter ... it just to the left of the Moon, tonight. Nice and bright ... with the TAMRON SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD ... and see if I can get a good shot. Then, I'll swap the new Kenko TelePlus 3x T/C with the AF 200mm f/2.8 APO G HS on it ... and try again.

    They look small, but little things mean a lot. LOL
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-01-2009 at 08:25 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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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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    Cool Jupiter ...

    Well, I am quite impressed with the 24.6 MP sensor. It is giving me what I simply could not get out of the A700's 12.2 MP, no matter how I tried ... pure resolution.

    I can actually see more than a pixelated dot ... at 500mm and 600mm. Hey, I know I'm pushing it ... but, if this camera can resolve astrophotographs without a telescope ... man oh man. Please remember, this is through the atmospherics surrounding smoggy old Chicago, not the pristine Arizona desert. I blocked a lot of the nearby Moon's glare by positioning a willow tree between it and my lens. Active dodging?

    Obviously, you have to have seen what I have been getting from the A700, but here is the resized original image for perspective and the 100% crops from the two lenses on the A850:

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    A850 w/ T 200-500mm f/5-6.3
    @ 500mm - f/6.3 - 1/250 sec - ISO-200 - Spot Focus - Manual

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    Kenko 3x T/C + Minolta 200mm f/2.8 APO G HS - 100% Crop
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    @ 600mm - f/8 - 1/250 sec - ISO-200 - Spot Focus - Manual

    Also, this was only four shots per each lens ... same settings ... just to be sure I eliminated any possible shake (1/250 sec). Personally, I am now wondering why did I ever shoot anything else? This is the way to go ... you can even see the stripes across Jupiter's face ... awesome.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-01-2009 at 09:45 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

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