robsphotography wrote:So, if you already own the A700, I guess it would make you wonder whether it's really worthwhile upgrading to the A900?
Sonolta wrote:robsphotography wrote: So whatever way you look at it, would you agree that the Sony A900 has a 42% advantage over the Sony A700 in terms of achievable print sizes?
No....and I will give you one example.
Consider you are shooting a telephoto subject with the longest lens you have...say 300mm. Now consider that the 300mm lens on an APS-C camera is providing the same FOV as 450mm on FF. So...to get matching FOV's you will need top put the a900 in crop mode or crop some pixels from the full a900 frame.
Sonolta wrote:Blah, blah, blah...knock yourself out with your 42% a900 expenditure justification posts.
Put video on it and I may have purchased it.
Put live view on it and I may have purchased it.
Put 6.5-11 FPS on it and I may have purchased it.
Put high ISO performance like the D3/D700 on it and I may have purchased it.
Or, leave the camera as it is, and in the $3K kit include 3 free Zeiss lenses, a new computer, a big fat drobo unit, and 48-64GB of top of the line CF and I might purchase it.
Enjoy your a900.
fastson wrote:Congrats rob, nice website and nice pictures.
The A900 really is a beast. I have seen some samples in the past from different cities and the clarity of some of those city shots is really impressive.
Sonolta wrote:I have been through a few digital cameras myself:
Kodak 1MP - purchased new - my first digital - can't remember the model #.
Fuji F30 - purchased new
Minolta xT- purchased used
Minolta z1 - purchased used
Minolta s414 - purchased used
Minolta Dimage 7Hi - purchased new - Sony CCD Failure beyond warranty period - Covered under Sony sensor recall
Konica Minolta z10 - purchased used
Konica Minolta z3 - purchased used
Konica Minolta z5 - purchased used - defective when received - would not record images
Konica Minolta a200 - purchased used - defective when received - no macro focus
Konica Minolta a2 X2 - both units purchased used
Konica Minolta 5D - purchased new
Sony A100 - purchased new - Massive particulate in finder and particulate inside the LCD after only a month or two of delicate use - No service, ebayed that baby quick (with notations of particulate).
Sony a700 - purchased new - Total autofocus failure after 11.5 months - Sony replaced the AF module
Sonolta wrote:and it COSTS THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS which is TWO THOUSAND more dollars than the a700!
Lonnie Utah wrote:Sonolta wrote:and it COSTS THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS which is TWO THOUSAND more dollars than the a700!
Easy solution. Get your wonderful girlfriend to buy you one. That's what I did!
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