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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:30 pm 
I was reading my RSS feeds and I came accross this article and some images of teh new sony a900!

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Cool stuff, im not to keen on the pyramid shape on top of the flash though.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:27 pm 
i'm not keen on the pyramid, but i'm sure it'll be an excellent camera.

:D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:29 pm 
is the a900 aimed at professional photographers or just high end enthusiasts?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:38 pm 
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I like the pyramid.
It's the housing of the 'roof pentaprism', and it gives the camera a retro look.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:22 pm 
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Hmmm, the pyramid is soooo sexy :shock: , I love it. BTW: IMPORTANT: You mentioned flash: I hope you know there's no pop-up flash on the A900, that space is all needed for the full frame pentaprism, which is bigger than APS-C-sized prisms and therefore needs more space.

tobywuk wrote:
is the a900 aimed at professional photographers or just high end enthusiasts?

At both I guess. Professionals who used Minolta might buy it. I think most will stick to their Nikon's and Canon's though, because that's what they've been using for a long time. Perhaps new professionals might start from scratch with Sony gear.
It is targeted at the professional market, but of course high end enthusiasts will buy it too. I'm considering... (not very serious though :wink: ).

Talked with my cousins this evening, both amateur photographers too, and they did encourage me to buy a FF camera. They were both amazed by the high number of pixels on the Sony Flagship! :D

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:32 pm 
No built in flash, Shocking!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:37 pm 
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That's what professional DSLRs have. 1D-series, D3 and earlier models. That shows you the actual value of the build-in flash: not much... Though I complete agree that it can be very useful, lightweight and good for wireless triggering.
But power, quality and flexibility is just not good enough for pro-camera's.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:39 pm 
tobywuk wrote:
No built in flash, Shocking!


For most consumers yes it is shocking.

For professionals, it's a relief.

Most professionals who do use cameras like these, and/or the Nikon D3, Canon 1d (1ds) Mark III, etc', would prefer to use their external flashes rather than any on-board flash. Even though those camera don't have them, you get my point...

I'm excited to hear more on the A900, and some previews :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:41 pm 
Im not planning on getting an a900 but I hope it help sony go forward and get more profeshionals into the sony line of DSLR's.


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I've been thinking (NB: just thinking) of perhaps turning professional. It's still a vague fantasy, but it would be a great profession for me. And I'll assure you, I'll be a Sony user for my whole career! I'll have some high end lens by the time I'd go pro, perhaps even the Alpha flagship of that time, so I'd have some of the needed gear.
My idea is to start as a photographer, shooting weddings etc., and then once I have build up some savings, open a shop too, with lots and lots of camera equipment. Again, just a vague fantasy for now, but who knows, maybe one day...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:11 pm 
you could offer camera discounts to Camera labs members then Bjorn!


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I sure would! Only in the store though. :)

NEWS, NEWS: Read my new thread for rumours about the A750!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:39 pm 
That's a good looking camera!

One question for Sony users: are current Zeiss lenses already FF capable?

Bjorn, seems like you are quite into Sony. It's a good idea to turn professional. You will have plenty of time after getting into college. I think being a part-time photographer is better than working in McDonald's etc. Learning to play guitar is however a better way to impress girls but it's harder to get paid.


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chickenflavoredchips wrote:
One question for Sony users: are current Zeiss lenses already FF capable?

The 16-80 isn't. I think all the others are.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:00 pm 
the lenses will be labled 'DT' if they do not work on FF camera's


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