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Sony A3500

Unread postby classiccameras » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:42 pm

Sony launch the Alpha 3500 to the Australian market only, fitted with a new 18-50 lens. Early reports says it pretty basic and nothing to get excited about.

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Re: Sony A3500

Unread postby Dusty » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:36 pm

classiccameras wrote:Sony launch the Alpha 3500 to the Australian market only, fitted with a new 18-50 lens. Early reports says it pretty basic and nothing to get excited about.


What? I was expecting something 10x better than my A350! :mrgreen:

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Re: Sony A3500

Unread postby mikeriach » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:23 pm

Dusty wrote:What? I was expecting something 10x better than my A350! :mrgreen:

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If the above kit is sold, only an A77II and Tamron 16-300 left sadly. Sony cannot supply what I want so rightly or wrongly I've branched out to someone who does and I'm very happy.

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Re: Sony A3500

Unread postby bfitzgerald » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:05 pm

I bet Greg is on his way to the shops right now to buy one!
We'll have to send someone to lock his front door to stop him ;-0

The only exciting thing is if you are spending the asking price on a compact camera (or near there) you could basically buy the sensor (because that's what it is appeal wise) for not a lot more. As a system camera it's doomed to fail, as an alternative purchase it has some legs.
But few people would buy lenses esp as E mount has so little on offer

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Re: Sony A3500

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:11 pm

Hnnmpf huh wassat kaf kaf, oh it's an A3500 thingy, yeah wow just let me at it, gotta get me one of them. :lol:
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ps I wonder if that's true, just the Australian market? why would that be? :roll:

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Re: Sony A3500

Unread postby classiccameras » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:15 pm

Greg I thought it strange, only Aussie to start with, read it in DPReview

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Re: Sony A3500

Unread postby Greg Beetham » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:22 pm

Both of them are something a college kid might want maybe, just for horsing around, I don't think a serious photographer is the target market, but who knows what Sony is aiming them at for sure.
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Re: Sony A3500

Unread postby Birma » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:55 pm

I have seen an A3000 in the flesh so to speak (PC World) and I had such low expectations that I came thinking it wasn't so bad :) . Especially compared to all of the similarly priced offerings sitting all around it. No idea what the A3500 is about, especially the reduced spec. kit lens. Par for the course I'd say. Who remembers the A230 ? :)

I think the E mount has a very tidy selection of lenses now. It certainly has everything your typical A3500 user may want to splash out on. I have 16 through 210 stabilised for my Nex 6 in two small lenses - just right for a small carry around kit.
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Re: Sony A3500

Unread postby Atgets_Apprentice » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:45 pm

classiccameras wrote:Greg I thought it strange, only Aussie to start with, read it in DPReview


Nobody else wants a joke camera... :twisted:

Unless it squirts water, that is.
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Re: Sony A3500

Unread postby bfitzgerald » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:49 pm

The A3000 made the A58 look really good, that scared the hell out of me!
I don't care how cheap a product is the LCD and EVF are junky compared to even modest priced bridge cameras

Sometimes you can cut too far, and like I said it's done nothing to stop the EOS1100d fly off the shelves, just like the A58 did nothing to stop that either.
Sony need to sit down and think about where they are heading it's just not working for them

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Re: Sony A3500

Unread postby bakubo » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:07 am

Birma wrote:I have seen an A3000 in the flesh so to speak (PC World) and I had such low expectations that I came thinking it wasn't so bad :) . Especially compared to all of the similarly priced offerings sitting all around it. No idea what the A3500 is about, especially the reduced spec. kit lens. Par for the course I'd say. Who remembers the A230 ? :)


Rather than retype it you can look at what I wrote last year about the A3000 after I had played with it for a few minutes:

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=7941&p=85425#p85425

The A3500 from the specs seems to be pretty much the same. Maybe when it is out we will find that it has been changed or improved in some ways. The new kit lens sure seems to be strange though. No IS? Really? In 2014?

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Re: Sony A3500

Unread postby stevecim » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:28 am

Why only Australia, because we love to pay top $$ for third rate products :)

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Re: Sony A3500

Unread postby bfitzgerald » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:43 am

Some folks have low expectations! The EVF is horrible, it's just about usable low res.. the XS-1 EVF blows it apart. Build is cheap and tatty low quality plastics and it creaks too.
Poor res LCD screen it sucks even 2008 cameras had better screens. Mix in the retarded NEX Menus and it's less than fun for shooting
The only good thing is the price (cheap ish) and the sensor (for the price)

I'm no snob it takes photos and that's great, but it's hugely worrying to see junk like this thrown out there. If you can't enjoy using something you won't want to use it.

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Re: Sony A3500

Unread postby stevecim » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:59 am

Took a walk down to Sony Central (melbourne) not a single Alpha mount body on display. David are the e-mount's Ok for product shots? i.e jewellery.

don't know what I'll get if my A550 dies :(

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Re: Sony A3500

Unread postby Birma » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:04 am

There is a very reasonably priced 30mm macro in e mount which is well reviewed. You also get great live view and focus aids with all of the e mount cameras. You can of course use any other longer lenses with an adapter on e mount.
Nex 5, Nex 6 (IR), A7M2, A99 and a bunch of lenses.


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