The Alpha Situation

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  1. SmoHuffmister

    SmoHuffmister TPF Noob!

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    Hello! I am looking to buy a Sony Alpha for the reason of already owning a Sony lens (DT 3.5-5.6/18-70mm) and 3 Minolta lenses. (Maxxum 50mm 1:1.7(22) / Maxxum 35-105mm 1:3.5(22)-4.5 / Maxxum 75-300mm 4.5-5.6).

    I set my budget and ended up having 2 options:

    1.- Sony's Flagship. The a900.
    2.- The well respected a700 and a beautiful Carl Zeiss Sonar T* 135mm 1.8 Telephoto lens.

    I own 2 Minolta flashes, a really small one and a medium size one, so the absence of a flash in the a900 is not a problem really.

    There are many very visible advantages a Sony a900 offers comparing it with the a700. But, will the lenses I already own give me all those advantages? Or should I expect better quality and satisfaction from the a700 and a Carl Zeiss joining my lens stack?

    I would really like to hear some opinions about the topic.
    What recommendations do you think I should take notice about?
    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. skieur

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    Get the A900. It has the best resolution of any digital camera and at the best price as well.

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  3. pez

    pez No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Isn't that 18-70mm a "crop" lens? If so, then it wouldn't do on the full format a900...
     
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    Yes, it is a "crop" lens. It can be used on the A900 because there is a "switch" for crop lenses but needless to say a full format lens is always best.

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