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by rush2112
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A700 replacement 2011 25MP...
Replies: 134
Views: 19914

Re: A700 replacement 2011 25MP...

Barry, it's quite obvious that measly compacts have much higher absolute resolution as measured in 'lines per mm' than all the current APS/FF/MF ever had, period. So there's no fundamental limitation in the lens optics. Sure some lenses will show their limitations as sensor res goes up simply becau...
by rush2112
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: That Fuji X100 got me thinking
Replies: 44
Views: 10537

Re: That Fuji X100 got me thinking

This camera is already a hit. In the world of instant gratification, its a camera that reminds us that a classic proven design has much appeal and practical use. There is a reason rangefinder styling has been so popular for so long, throw in some modern guts and now you have a near perfect blend of ...
by rush2112
Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: 6mp CCD v 10mp CCD high ISO
Replies: 10
Views: 3179

Re: 6mp CCD v 10mp CCD high ISO

When I do test image comparisons now, I pay more attention to the histogram reading than a metered reading or relying on ISO sentitivies. There seems to be too many variations in the actual/stated ISO values anymore. Best to try and read the histogram and get them as close as possible when making an...
by rush2112
Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Is Sony A580 last (or nearly last) DSLR with OVF?
Replies: 35
Views: 8839

Re: Is Sony A580 last (or nearly last) DSLR with OVF?

Excellent and fair point Greg. I tell people all the time to vote with their wallets. In this day and age, money can do a heck of a lot more than people realize. If they only realized the power they have in their pocket. I buy and sell a lot of cameras some for obvious reasons, and some for not suc...
by rush2112
Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Is Sony A580 last (or nearly last) DSLR with OVF?
Replies: 35
Views: 8839

Re: Is Sony A580 last (or nearly last) DSLR with OVF?

For those who want and like a good OVF the answer is simple, don't buy a camera with an EVF. Same thing with video, if the camera that has video also has a compromises to being a good DSLR by virtue of having video, don't buy it. Because if you do you are telling the camera manufacturers that you a...
by rush2112
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: SLT a55
Replies: 154
Views: 21011

Re: SLT a55

Carl you are quite impressive in your inability to back down. We now have DPR with their gold award for the the SLT and Pop photography with their naming the A55 the camera of the year and you still are saying the A33 should not be recommended to any buyer. We of course don't have room here to list...
by rush2112
Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: SLT a55
Replies: 154
Views: 21011

Re: SLT a55 - Pop Photo Camera of the year

Only the "technicians" don't love this camera. Multiple big positives versus a few minor negatives for the average user. I'm not interested on the SLT cameras because a) I need a OVF for work and only A7xx or A900/A850 fulfill that need, or b) I want a really small high IQ camera that I c...
by rush2112
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: SLT a55
Replies: 154
Views: 21011

I stand by my statement

"Carl just flat out missed the boat on this one. He is now slowly winding back to the Sony camp via the A580 which is also a superior camera in many ways. He knows he goofed up on the no A33 recommendation for anyone but was just not happy with Sony at the time and let that get in the way of hi...
by rush2112
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Q&A with the SLT Development Team
Replies: 146
Views: 41016

Re: Q&A with the SLT Development Team

Also, Sony has been reading your forum posts. And mine, and many others. Paul Genge told me that the comments - adverse and favourable - on forums had produced a complete change of basic attitude at Sony. He said they were no longer the same company, and much of this was a result of reading what us...
by rush2112
Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: The real A550
Replies: 85
Views: 14561

Re: The real A550

[quote="WestCoast"] Granted the high price of the new entry models defeats that strategy to some extent. quote] Therein lies the problem, you nailed it. I almost buy what Sony is selling there, until I see prices and competition. Plus, it makes me wonder why people buy compacts so much mor...
by rush2112
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: The real A550
Replies: 85
Views: 14561

Re: The real A550

I think you nailed the Sony business strategy, from their marketing standpoint it’s probably a very clear and good business plan. I’m sure they know their client’s wants/needs better than us. The bottom line is, if you’re in the A700 - 900 user group, why should you care about the other one. I'm no...
by rush2112
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:23 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: The real A550
Replies: 85
Views: 14561

Re: The real A550

what would those reason be Carl? in your #2 point? The a230/330/380 did not draw many reviews at all, they were obviously backwards movements to what Minoltan's and Alpha shooters have become accustomed too, in most respects. You could even say that they were backwards to what most DSLR users expec...
by rush2112
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: The real A550
Replies: 85
Views: 14561

Re: The real A550

No need to say how frustrated I have been by Sony's lack of interest in getting equipment reviewed swiftly. I finally got an email for their PR dept saying the Alpha 500 was now ready to be sent out for review, did I want one? I told them I already had the 550 purchased and delivered... but yes tha...
by rush2112
Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where's Don/Sonolta?
Replies: 12
Views: 2066

Re: Where's Don/Sonolta?

Oh ok, thanks.

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by rush2112
Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where's Don/Sonolta?
Replies: 12
Views: 2066

Re: Where's Don/Sonolta?

Oh he got banned at DPR? hmm

Did he just leave here? I haven't been keeping up as much as I should apparently.

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