Sony A350

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  1. skieur

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    Bought a Sony A350 because of its live view without black out or lag time, the histogram in live view, 14.2 megapixels, and highlights that are not blown out. I bought it body only and then added a 2.8 18mm to 50mm macro which seems excellent. I will also be picking upt a 2.8 70mm to 200mm when it comes out in April. This will be a great addition to my other cameras.

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  2. Good for you! I haven't worked with a Sony camera, but I like a lot of their other products. I think they're going to be a major player.
     
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    I bought it also for its Minolta heritage and as you say Sony has the potential to become a major player with its Minolta team working for them.

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    I wanted an A200, mostly because I thought it would take my Minolta lenses. Then I was told it wouldn't, which sucks:grumpy:
     
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    Yes, it only takes the Minolta auto-focus Maxxum lenses which is understandable since they are more electronic than mechanical.

    However there is a built-in teleconverter that you can press to lengthen your focal length by 1.4 or 2X. Apparently it reduces the resolution to that of an 8 megapixel image.

    This would mean that a 200mm would be 300mm in 35mm terms or 420mm with the 1.4 teleconverter. That would mean that you would really only need one telephoto zoom for most shooting and a wide angle zoom for the rest.

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    hey bud i was wondering how's the noise at higher iso and in low lighting cond. ? I would love to see some test shots of iso 800-1600 and low light I currently shoot a a100 and am tried of it's noise even at iso 400. Thanks ricky
     
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    [​IMG]

    This airedale test shot is at ISO 1600 at about f.3.2. with a slow shutterspeed.

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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    enjoy the toy :)

    i know it is always fun to have a new camera :)
     
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    Thanks, Alex. I am getting used to a wide angle zoom with macro capability and yet at f.2.8 there is good bokeh when used close in. I am still waiting for the f.2.8 telephoto due in April with macro as well. I just hope that it is not too heavy.

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    would you mind throwing uo some more shots I would like to see maybe an indoor low light...church/ gym type shot with the same I ISO

    thanks ricky
     
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    This is ISO 1600, f. 3.2 and 1/40 sec. The ceiling by the way is stippled. It is down in the basement to the light is pretty dim when only the bar light is on.

    [​IMG]

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    Thank you so much, with these shots I feel better buying another sony. I was really think about switching camps to nikon/canon but this gives me hope.
     

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