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 Post subject: advice on new Sony
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Hi there. Thing is, water got on my camera. I sent it off to Sony they said they can't repair it. So now I am looking for new camera, I have couple of questions.

As I have all lenses from my A580, will they fit SLT A65/A57?

18-55 lens was on when it got wet, will it affect lens in any way?

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 Post subject: Re: advice on new Sony
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:35 pm 
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Yes - all the same lenses from the A580 or any other Alpha or Maxxum camera will fit and work properly on any of the new SLT cameras, including the A65 & A57, and the new A58 recently announced.

As for the lens that got wet - yes - water in the lens can affect the lens adversely. Beside possibly causing electronics inside to short out, it can also cause internal metal parts to rust, grease to get removed from aperture blades causing them to stick, and mold/mildew to grow within the lens. If you think the exposure may not have gotten too deep into the lens - you can take some steps to try to dry it out, and to avoid mold...put the lens in a bag with rice or dessicant to pull out any moisture, then put the lens under UV light or leave out in direct sun to kill any possible growth of mold. Note though that keeping a lens that has mold with your other lenses in a closed space can transfer that mold to other lenses - so it might just be worth trashing the lens since it's only a kit lens.

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 Post subject: Re: advice on new Sony
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:53 pm 
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Thanks for such a quick response. It would be probably better to just get over it and get eveything new. Keeping that in mind, what would be better? ;

A65 with kit lens or A57 with Sigma 18-50 2.8?

I am not really professional photographer, more like hobbie to me.

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 Post subject: Re: advice on new Sony
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:08 pm 
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Tough call - both fine cameras...For me, I'd choose based on the sensor. Did you find the 16MP sensor on your A580 pretty good for all your needs, low light, high ISO, detail, cropping size, etc? If so, then the A57 has that same sensor, and a very similar body design - the difference being it's an SLT design with the electronic viewfinder. If you ever felt like you wanted more resolution, for cropping needs or fine detail at lower ISOs, the 24MP sensor of the A65 might be to your liking...personally I found I was pretty happy with 16MP and would prefer to stick to that range, and since the 16Mp sensor seems to have a slightly better noise profile at higher ISO levels than the 24MP sensor, that makes me favor it too. The A65 body may have a few other advantages - consider that the EVF of the A65 is the higher-res OLED unit while the A57 makes do with an LCD based unit...but otherwise there aren't too many huge differences between them.

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 Post subject: Re: advice on new Sony
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:49 pm 
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Quality wise I was happy with my A580, but I thought high-ISO peroformance is better on A65? :? I am also thinking of getting into videos more, which would be better for that, both of them support AF in video mode?

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 Post subject: Re: advice on new Sony
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:45 pm 
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hunker7 wrote:
Quality wise I was happy with my A580, but I thought high-ISO peroformance is better on A65?



Seems that most agree for straight out of the camera results with no work required, the A580 is still tops of all Sony APS-C DSLRs or SLTs...it's slightly better than SLTs with that same sensor because it doesn't have the translucent mirror to deal with. Most agree that if you were to take an A77 or A65 photo with the 24MP sensor, then downsize the photo to 16MP with some noise reduction in post-processing, you'd get essentially equal results to the A580...but the A65 high-ISO output looks a wee bit noisier than the A580, and moreover the 24MP sensor tends to have a fairly high chroma noise output which needs to be cleaned up in post processing. If you don't mind downsizing and cleaning up all your high ISO photos, then you could probably get the same results as the 16MP sensor - but the 16MP sensor can churn out those results right out of the camera without additional processing, which some folks prefer.

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I am also thinking of getting into videos more, which would be better for that, both of them support AF in video mode?


You're fine with any Sony SLT model - they all have the fixed translucent mirror, which allows the cameras to take still photos, continuously fire a burst of photos, or shoot video, all while continuing to phase-detect autofocus. They're the only cameras that can phase-detect autofocus while shooting video in any light conditions.

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Sony A6000 / 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 / 55-210mm F4-6.3 / 10-18mm F4 / 35mm F1.8 / 16mm F2.8 / via manual adapter, lots of Pentax K mount, Konica K/AR mount, and Leica M mount manual lenses

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 Post subject: Re: advice on new Sony
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:38 pm 
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Thanks. I think I rather take A57 and better lens (Sigma 18-50 2.8) , than A65 with kit lens. I am also looking for flash with auto exposure, would Sigma EF-610 be good enough?
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