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Who's thinking about getting the a900 then?

Discussion in 'Sony Chat' started by Roger_Provins, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Scphoto

    Scphoto Well-Known Member

    I see, he said

    It's probably the first mention of distortion I've read on the 5D, his quote on AF is correct to a point, but it uses another method to AF. He was responding to a quote that 'it's better than a 100k pro video camera'.
  2. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Okay ... thanks. well I know nothing about video but was asked by a neighbour, who is interested in this camera, if I knew much about the Canon 5D MkII. So I dug around on the net for him and this turned up. I'll pass on your comments :)
  3. TallPaul

    TallPaul Well-Known Member

    I was really set on one, but two things happened. The first was the small number of shares my American employer gave me previously tumbled to 1/4 of their previous value. The second was that I handled one, tried it with my KM 28-75/2.8 and the Zeiss 24-70 and the Zeiss was just :D Therefore the cost went up a lot, as I am convinced the best deal is a bundle with the A900 and Zeiss together.

    Also, reality check says you can currently buy THREE A700's for the price of a single A900 at the moment!

    Anyone considering the plunge should read this good article:

    Do you really need an Alpha A900? (PhotoClub Alpha article)
  4. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    I'll wait and get the 24-105 SSM f4 G with it (when it finally gets released).

    Yes, read DK's article a few days ago ... but still interested :)
  5. TallPaul

    TallPaul Well-Known Member

    I can't believe Sony delayed that lens, at the moment their is no real kit lens for the A900, and that lens is the perfect cost/performance match. The Zeiss 2.8 is too expensive to be a kit lens, and apart from that it weights 1Kg+ (2.2 pounds in old money) and is not a logical choice for your holiday snaps!

    No rumours, I can't see a stealth announcement, I guess we are waiting for PMA at the earliest now.
  6. LargeFormat

    LargeFormat Well-Known Member

    I've had rather a difficult day, difficult because I don't like spending money :( but at last I've bought an a900 :)

    At the risk of sounding weird I've also bought the 70-300G having read Rogers eulogy. The thing is I couldn't bring myself to buy more than one lens and I'm off to Kenya so it seemed a good safari lens. My ever understanding wife actually pressed me to buy the camera and lens so I guess that's Christmas and birthday dealt with for a few years. The news that Sony is putting up prices to compensate for the rising Yen and falling £ made it seem slightly more sensible.

    The battery is now charging, UV filter mounted (just to upset a few people who can afford the risk of front element damage) so I'll report back in the new year. :D
  7. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Enjoy it - it looks like a wonderful camera to me. Even with a UV filter on. :cool: ;)

    (BTW, what's your wife after? :D)
  8. Gordon_McGeachie

    Gordon_McGeachie In the Stop Bath

    HeHe...........theres always a catch is`nt there......... :D
  9. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Well, that's my experience. ;)
  10. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    I love spending money...

    ...just wish it could be someone elses..... :D
  11. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    ... I look forward to your report and the photos from Kenya :)

    I'm very envious /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
  12. LargeFormat

    LargeFormat Well-Known Member

    She's come clean. Our daughter, son-in-law and new grand-daughter are living there. She hopes the camera will induce me to make more visits! I can't complain about that can I?
  13. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    Bit late on this one, yes there is some distortion from fast panning (also known as jello-cam). It's caused by the CMOS sensor reading from right to left IIRC.

    There's a pretty extreme example here (this from a Nikon D90, which has the problem to a larger extent I understand).

    Panning slower is the obvious cure, but whether a steadicam would help with it, as suggested by a DPR poster, who knows.

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