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Sony DSLR-A900, 24.6MP

Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:11 pm

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/SonyDSLRA900/

Interesting - nice price too, but there are some things I don't like on it, such as the tiny top LCD.
 
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RE: Sony DSLR-A900, 24.6MP

Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:00 pm

The top LCD is pretty much the same as the Maxxum 9's, if you've seen it - it only shows limited information in large, easy to read numbers/graphics.

The more interesting thing is the 70-400G, which I will be replacing my Bigma with (hopefully).
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RE: Sony DSLR-A900, 24.6MP

Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:11 am

Looks pretty nice - I like the 100% coverage of the viewfinder.

For anyone with a boxful of Minolta lenses this is the way to go, albeit at a hefty price.
Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
 
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RE: Sony DSLR-A900, 24.6MP

Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:43 am

I'd been wondering when they'd come out with some longer lenses. The only really long one I've seen in the Sony book I have is the 500mm F/8 reflex.

I also like the 100% coverage of the viewfinder.  Smile
 
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RE: Sony DSLR-A900, 24.6MP

Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:27 pm



Quoting Viv (Reply 2):
For anyone with a boxful of Minolta lenses this is the way to go, albeit at a hefty price.

Consider the following:

Canon 1dsMk3: $8,000.

Sony a900 with Carl Zeiss 24-70, 70-200G, vertical grip, and HVFL58 flash: $7,500

As a medium format replacement, an a900 with Carl Zeiss lenses (like the new 16-35) would be a pretty compelling argument.

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I'd been wondering when they'd come out with some longer lenses. The only really long one I've seen in the Sony book I have is the 500mm F/8 reflex.

There'll be a 400 f/2.8 SSM coming soon enough. Probably PMA.
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