Sony Alpha shoots the sun

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Sony Alpha shoots the sun

Unread postby 01af » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:42 pm

Found this image (not mine) in an article on the annular solar eclipse which occurred yesterday in Africa, Indian Ocean, and South-East Asia. The caption beneath the image, in German, says:

Baghdad: Members of the Academy of Astronomy in Iraq observe the solar eclipse with telescopes.

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Re: Sony Alpha shoots the sun

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:23 pm

Could be an A100 with mirror lockup too...

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Re: Sony Alpha shoots the sun

Unread postby KevinBarrett » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:05 am

Nope, it's one of the a200-a350 cameras. The "a" at the upper right is too high to be an A100, and there is a change in the contour from the prism hump to the lens mount, which eliminates the "+30" line and the 4-5XX line. The strap attachment is clearly of the plastic-bodied camera variety.

Whateverthecase, the camera is nothing compared to that beauty of a telescope! Hubba-hubba! Talk about lens-lust... 3048mm f/10, and it comes with a Sony GPS unit.
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Re: Sony Alpha shoots the sun

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:34 pm

Go, Sony go :!: :lol: :lol:

Oh, and I agree with Kevin.
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