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View Poll Results: What were your reasons for buying an ALPHA?

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  • Best price I could find on a new DSLR and lenses

    6 28.57%
  • SONY products appeal to me

    7 33.33%
  • I already had A-mount Minolta lenses on-hand (compatibility)

    8 38.10%
  • I appreciate “Image Stability” with EVERY lens I mount

    15 71.43%
  • The Forum convinced me it was the “right thing to do”

    2 9.52%
  • I actually compared all manufacturers and “that was all she wrote”

    3 14.29%
  • I particularly find the “SONY DSLR Forum” on the DCRP very useful and helpful

    3 14.29%
  • I’m a novice and I find the ALPHA camera simpler to use, than other brands.

    2 9.52%
  • I chose SONY to show the other manufacturers that they need to step up!

    1 4.76%
  • See my personal posting in this thread for additional or exceptional reasons …

    3 14.29%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Des Plaines, IL

    I bought a new SONY Alpha DSLR ...

    Okay ... time to 'fess up, I say!

    Why did you by the SONY Alpha you did?

    There have been six models released:

    α100 - 10.2 MP (APS-C sensor)
    α200 - 10.2 MP (APS-C sensor)
    α300 - 10.2 MP (APS-C sensor)
    α350 - 14.2 MP (APS-C sensor)
    α700 - 12.2 MP (APS-C sensor)
    α900 - 24.6 MP (Full Frame sensor)

    ... and you have your reasons for why you did not go with other manufacturers, because they all have similar offerings ... up to a point.

    I am offering a quick survey of the SONY DSLR forum to try an narrow these reasons (voluntarily, of course) and if you have something other than the offered ones, please take the time to share them with the members.

    Remember, many people are relatively new to this forum and would probably appreciate different insights into their camera of choice. Please try to be as honest as decorum allows ... no swearing and remember, your kid could be reading this.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 11-08-2008 at 12:45 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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