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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:21 am 
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Potentially upgrading to either a D700 (80%) or a A900 (20%) by December 08

Wow, excting plans Sean. Both some very nice camera's.
I wish I had the kind of cash to get the A900. I'd love to. Lenses, however, are more important for me at this moment. My wishlist:
- 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM
- tripod
- battery grip
- new laptop (for university)
- Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 SSM
- Zeiss 85mm f/1.4
- 100mm f/2.8 macro
And after that, a new body would be nice :D .
Guess I should start buying tickets for the lottery again...

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I'm almost 99% sure that the A700 will see a noticeably fine price decrease. It's current price, in my honest opinion, is not the most reasonable.


Taking the cash-back into account, pricing of the A700 in the Netherlands is almost exactly on par with Pentax K20D and Canon EOS 40D (meaning ~750 euro). D300 is a big step upwards in price. I'm not sure why this pricing is unreasonable.

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Bjorn van Sinttruije wrote:
Sdrummer wrote:
Potentially upgrading to either a D700 (80%) or a A900 (20%) by December 08

Wow, excting plans Sean. Both some very nice camera's.
I wish I had the kind of cash to get the A900. I'd love to. Lenses, however, are more important for me at this moment. My wishlist:
- 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM
- tripod
- battery grip
- new laptop (for university)
- Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 SSM
- Zeiss 85mm f/1.4
- 100mm f/2.8 macro
And after that, a new body would be nice :D .
Guess I should start buying tickets for the lottery again...

- Bjorn -


:D You should start the "BE Foundation" (Bjorn's Equipment Foundation), that might get you some cash :lol:


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Sdrummer wrote:
I'm almost 99% sure that the A700 will see a noticeably fine price decrease. It's current price, in my honest opinion, is not the most reasonable.


Taking the cash-back into account, pricing of the A700 in the Netherlands is almost exactly on par with Pentax K20D and Canon EOS 40D (meaning ~750 euro). D300 is a big step upwards in price. I'm not sure why this pricing is unreasonable.



I was referring to the price of the A700 here in the US. My apologies, I didn't realize that this cash-back, and the post was targeted in Europe.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:34 pm 
The price for the A700 actually has just gone down to $1099 on SonyStyle(US).


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:15 pm 
Well, it is still listed 1,350 $ on sonystyle.ca...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:39 pm 
When I made my post, and I just checked again, B&H had it listed for $1300.00 dollars.

That's was the price that I was referring to.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:42 am 
on sonystyle UK its £899 (-£100 cashback)

on amazon its £759 _(-£100 cashback)


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:D You should start the "BE Foundation" (Bjorn's Equipment Foundation), that might get you some cash :lol:

I should, yeah! I always use the Dutch phrase: Stichting VBS, stichting meaning foundation, and VBS being short for vul Bjorn's spaarpot meaning fill Bjorn's piggy bank. None of my relatives donate to that foundation though...

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I just found an old (2003) CD tutorial for digital cameras while cleaning out some stuff, Briefly watching it materialised some chuckles, here are some highlights.

1- A 4 or 5 megapixal camera is meant for “professional” use.
2- You should have your photos “professionally cropped”.
3- Batteries could need replacing every few days.
4- Extreme 8 or 10X zoom is not practical due to loss of resolution.

Who knew that 5 years would be such a long time.


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Wow, that's quite a difference. I'm wondering what camera's will look like in 2013?!
I read a magazine a few days ago, which had some text about the first professional digital SLR from Canon (Kodak provided the sensor). Only 2 megapixels, but yet it was priced at about 3 times the amount of money asked for a Nikon D3? Ridiculous right? Can't imagine people having bought that 'beast'.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:05 pm 
I went into a camera store today and tried out the a700, its nice! feels much nicer to hold and use than the a100!

I also tested out the nikon d80, not as impressed but I know its not the same class of camera as the a700. they dident have a canon 40D or nikon d300 is stock.


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tobywuk wrote:
... nikon d300 is stock.

That would probably feel best. Thinking of jumping off the Sony-ship Toby? It'd be an expensive swim to Nikon's boat...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:58 pm 
not really, just compering the market.


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tobywuk wrote:
not really, just compering the market.


I believe the key is “lenses”, getting rid of a Kit lens and upgrading will bring your camera to life.
Going with another brand is fine, but it will just get you another low end Kit lens that by most reviews is rated lower than the current 1870 Kit.
Either way, it gets to be an expensive hobby, as the valued glass is usually pricier than the original camera, but the good part is that you can take it with you.


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Toby, to bad your girlfriend didn't get awarded in that Christina Aguilera (probably spelled that wrong) competition. Then you'd be playing around with the A700 for a while already...
Who knows, maybe you're not meant to have it yet. As westcoast wrote, get some lenses first.

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