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by stevecim
Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A3500
Replies: 19
Views: 3329

Re: Sony A3500

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 :(
by stevecim
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A3500
Replies: 19
Views: 3329

Re: Sony A3500

Why only Australia, because we love to pay top $$ for third rate products :)
by stevecim
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: The future Alpha 99
Replies: 67
Views: 10215

Re: The future Alpha 99

Hi Greg. Sold off the A350, so only have the A550 now... But do still get the FFB,
wish I had more time to take photos, So I just accept it has a "feature" hehehe
by stevecim
Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: The future Alpha 99
Replies: 67
Views: 10215

Re: The future Alpha 99

Hi All

FFB happened quite a bit on my A350 and still happens on my A550, even with fully charged batteries.. I always fire off a few frames after turning it on.. the FFB seems to happen more often after a power off to on, and not so often after wake from sleep. well for the 2 bodies I've owned.
by stevecim
Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: David, thanks for a99 review
Replies: 11
Views: 2854

Re: David, thanks for a99 review

hmmmm how about a 16Mpixel 14bit output sensor in a A77 body, called A70 :)
by stevecim
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Christmas sales
Replies: 14
Views: 3428

Re: Christmas sales

http://www.dwidigitalcameras.com.au have the A77 body at AU$799, I know they ship from HongKong , But you do get Australian power cords , (well on the Sony 2 cameras I've seen purchased from there) and warranty is handled by DWI not Sony AU.
by stevecim
Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: after all these long years of buying cameras and as soon
Replies: 72
Views: 17957

Re: after all these long years of buying cameras and as soon

merry christmas to all, my 2 cents worth, I would not be surprised if 90% of photos are taken with mobile photos, but I would also not be surprised if the DSLR market is much larger then the Film SLR market ever was...(would also not surprised if during pre digital days, 90% of photos where taken on...
by stevecim
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony Alpha A99 Field Test Report
Replies: 230
Views: 54216

Re: Sony Alpha A99 Field Test Report

nice shot Dr. in what looks like difficult lighting. To my untrained eye, I would be happy with a shot like that..

I was thinking of upgrading my A550 to an A57, but am now going to hold off till end of 2013 and get an A99 at what I hope will be a much lower price then it's current price :)
by stevecim
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: after all these long years of buying cameras and as soon
Replies: 72
Views: 17957

Re: after all these long years of buying cameras and as soon

But by far the biggest issue for Sony is they always seem on the back foot, rather than leading the pack. If the A99 turned up a year ago it might have had much more impact. They're not short of cash, but possibly a bit short on expertise in cameras. yep, Sony keep making basic mistakes that a comp...
by stevecim
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: anyone used the sony DT 30/2.8 Macro SAM lens?
Replies: 10
Views: 3093

Re: anyone used the sony DT 30/2.8 Macro SAM lens?

thanks all, I had a play with a 50mm marco lens in a store, when I get home tonight , I'll set my sigma to 50mm and see what I get, At present, at 200mm and 60cm focus distance, I only get DOF of around 0.31cm and at 100mm the DoF only grows to 1.42cm at f16. I still have to make quite a large crop....
by stevecim
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: 18-250mm sigma or sony
Replies: 9
Views: 2727

Re: 18-250mm sigma or sony

I have the 18-250mm OS HSM and the A550 feels like a new camera :)
was using the old sigma 17-50 and tamron 70-300 Di, the tamron was OK but suffered badly from CA and the sigma was just bad...

Sigma 18-250 OS HSM is just great, (unskilled opinion :) )
by stevecim
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: anyone used the sony DT 30/2.8 Macro SAM lens?
Replies: 10
Views: 3093

Re: anyone used the sony DT 30/2.8 Macro SAM lens?

mainly beaded bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings....
have a look at www.angelinequinn.com

and you will see I'm really having trouble with the photos :(

Cheers, Stephen
by stevecim
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: anyone used the sony DT 30/2.8 Macro SAM lens?
Replies: 10
Views: 3093

anyone used the sony DT 30/2.8 Macro SAM lens?

I need a macro lens , for jewellery product shots, is the 30/2.8 MAcro SAM (has a good price $213) lens any good? is 30mm to short?
other options I'm looking at are

Sony 50/2.8 macro $517
Sony 100mm/2.8 macro $713
Tamron 90/2.8 SP macro $365

cheers, stephen
by stevecim
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: DPreview posts incorrect information on Sony DSLRs?
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

Re: DPreview posts incorrect information on Sony DSLRs?

Focus tracking is mentioned in the A99 preview. Mix in this on sensor phase detect I would imagine it would do well for AF accuracy. On the other hand if you're good you can follow the action with a single AF point or group of points. True, the theory with subject tracking is , it supposed to handl...
by stevecim
Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: DPR say A57 RAW images are best in class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10763

DPR say A57 RAW images are best in class?

Hi All Does anyone here have a A57, thinking of upgrading my A550 to one, was impressed with DPR review, but did they get it right?, looking at their RAW image test, the A57 seem to be miles better than the A65 at iso1600 and higher, is there really that much difference in real world photos?. Cheers...

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