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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Blah blah blah
    So really, just another equipment *REDACTED* out of you, as opposed to SONYNUT, who showed what that 24M full-frame sensor can really do.

    Seriously, Don, COME ON. You just dropped $2k on a full-frame dSLR and you keep telling everyone who'll listen what it's capable of (it's why I'm looking at this thread). Show us something then!
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    Cool Watchful eyes ...

    Look ... even the α700 ... as simple as it is to operate ... took me a while to get the nuances down to recognize what it could/couldn't do. I am finding, as I operate the α850 ... it too has a personality I have to learn about. I thought it might be an "over-sized" α700 ... but it is turning out to be a lot more than that. The images will come ...as images do. I do have a "life" outside the DCRP ... I've had the camera all of 16 hours ...

    Thanks for the "fan-base", though, you make a guy feel wanted. LOL
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    I do have a "life" outside the DCRP

    LOL..NAAAAAAAAAAA

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    jebus don't tell me you're reading the manual and fiddling with the buttons still!
    Take a pic of your dog or something.
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    Take a pic of your dog or something.

    LOL..OR YOU OLD CAMERA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha82 View Post
    jebus don't tell me you're reading the manual and fiddling with the buttons still!
    Take a pic of your dog or something.
    Throw on a macro lens and go take a walk in the park....

    or hell, put that 135mm F/1.8 CZ to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SONYNUT View Post
    Take a pic of your dog or something.

    LOL..OR YOU OLD CAMERA
    Just something other than an indistinct blob of light
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    Smile An additional note ...

    BTW: The "Remote Commander" device that comes with the α700 DOES work on both the α850 & α900, too.

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    It's generic, but some α700 owners might want to know this, as unlike the α900, the α850 did not include the remote in the camera kit. It can be purchased as a $30 accessory.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-02-2009 at 04:06 PM.
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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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    Don, none of us are intending to make you feel bad or uncomfortable but honstly...come on. you're a one-man sony marketing department and if you want to promote the capabilities of a camera, particularly on a photographic forum, then you have to show the capabilities of the camera.

    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Look ... even the α700 ... as simple as it is to operate ... took me a while to get the nuances down to recognize what it could/couldn't do. I am finding, as I operate the α850 ... it too has a personality I have to learn about. I thought it might be an "over-sized" α700 ... but it is turning out to be a lot more than that.
    it's not really. its a moderately different body with a bigger sensor. the differences are primarily in the internals. the principals of photography havent changed.

    i think what heppened here is that with your eager anticipation of the a850 and the increased resolution capabilites and the fact that you started your post by saying this...

    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    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.
    but then posted a blob, most of us are left scratching our heads thinking...HUH ??

    Personally, I am now wondering why did I ever shoot anything else?
    i honestly think that that same shot could be taken with a superzoom P&S and no one could pick a difference. you keep saying "get the shot". well...we're all saying it back to you...get the shot Don. show people what that sensor can do.

    you're gonna have to do better than an indeterminate blob and OOF water skiers to impress people with a camera or a lens. think of it as positive peer pressure encouraging you to be better and try harder.

    buying things is the easy part. showing us what they can do is what counts.
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    Okay, okay ... I am so convinced.

    I have been under the gun painting the interior of my home.

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    There are other people with a little more influence in my life that kind of determine what gets done (priorities, eh) ... and when. Slipping off for a night shot ... well, after the primary work is done. "SO"-itis ... I have it bad this month. I got most of what needed to be done, today, so tomorrow is my set-up and shoot day. Weather seems to be cooperative for an outdoor shot.

    If you rascals want to stop by and grab a paint brush (doing a decent job, of course ... not your normal maliciousness), bring it on ... lots of walls and ceiling to work on.

    Anyway ... I plan on shooting a series of shots with the α850 and the α700, side by side, to actually test framing constraints. You don't usually see this comparison ... so since I have both ... I'm doing it.

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    • α700 w/ TAMRON SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)
    • α850 w/ TAMRON SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-02-2009 at 05:57 PM.
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    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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