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The Sony A900 -full frame
« on: September 09, 2008, 09:39:11 PM »
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The Sony A900 -full frame
« on: September 09, 2008, 09:39:11 PM »

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 09:47:14 PM »
Wow!  Those are impressive specs!

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 09:50:45 PM »
$2999 for a 24MP FF cam.. that's insane!

Interesting times coming ahead :)

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 09:56:18 PM »
Sony's really out to establish itself as a major player. They even added 2 new 2.8 Zeiss Lenses to match the A900.
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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 10:17:38 PM »
Sony's really out to establish itself as a major player. They even added 2 new 2.8 Zeiss Lenses to match the A900.

Yup, they now have their own f/2.8 Trinity from 16mm to 200mm.

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 10:17:54 PM »
While the specs seem nice, I hope they also improve on the design next time. Kinda looks a bit boxy to me (esp. the edges on the hotshoe).

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 10:18:07 PM »
Interesting..makes you think what lies ahead. I am not upgrading my body this year. I will stick with my old d80 and to Nikon system. I don't think one camera brand has a great advantage over the other these days....the era of monopoly in technology is over....time to save for those great lenses!!!!Maybe time will come also when it does not matter whether it is a full frame or cropped...or maybe the days of DSLR will be soon be over too. We can get rid of that mirror and stop calling our cameras DsLR. It is not written in the wall yet but technology  is developing so fast!!!....seems just like yesterday when I was just using a P@S film camera(Instamatic)...never thought Sony will be here too.

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 10:33:01 PM »
$2999 for 24MP Full Frame? Mura!!!
         

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2008, 10:45:05 PM »
Yup, they now have their own f/2.8 Trinity from 16mm to 200mm.

And now they have AF!
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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2008, 11:24:10 PM »
The rumor i know is that nikon and sony is developing a 24mega pixel chip... I'm just wondering kun heto n un! Bk nman hindi sila ng ka sundo!!! 
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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2008, 12:29:04 AM »
wow hassy na pinamura.... and much better!
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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2008, 05:36:13 AM »
Sony A900 field report and some comparisons with the 1Ds MkIII at Luminous Landscapes:

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/a900-nr.shtml

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2008, 06:49:02 AM »
sana mura ang mga lens ng sony hehehe maganda nga to.....

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2008, 07:01:02 AM »
The World's Highest Resolution DLSR. ang lupet ng Sony A900.

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2008, 07:13:57 AM »
While the specs seem nice, I hope they also improve on the design next time. Kinda looks a bit boxy to me (esp. the edges on the hotshoe).
Yup,I agree

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2008, 08:41:28 AM »
I had a chance to play with the A900 today at a 'secret' Sony launch event here in Toronto.  I keep thinking that the A900 is an A700 (the camera that I own) with a few extra features.  The A900 is physically, slightly larger with some nicely placed textured plastic/rubber.  I will have to think long and hard about upgrading, although the fact that it is a full frame sensor (I am sick of the APS-C sized sensor), may be the clincher.  That and the fact that I can finally fully utilize my Carl Zeiss lenses and my fisheye!

The Intelligent Preview was a nice feature.  With it, you "take a photo" with the DOF button and the photo is buffered (not written to the card).  On the rear LCD screen you can change several settings (white balance, f-stop, colour balance, exposure value, etc).  Once you have found the settings that you like, press the shutter and the photo is taken using those settings.  Interesting.

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2008, 09:28:45 AM »
I had a chance to play with the A900 today at a 'secret' Sony launch event here in Toronto.  I keep thinking that the A900 is an A700 (the camera that I own) with a few extra features.  The A900 is physically, slightly larger with some nicely placed textured plastic/rubber.  I will have to think long and hard about upgrading, although the fact that it is a full frame sensor (I am sick of the APS-C sized sensor), may be the clincher.  That and the fact that I can finally fully utilize my Carl Zeiss lenses and my fisheye!

The Intelligent Preview was a nice feature.  With it, you "take a photo" with the DOF button and the photo is buffered (not written to the card).  On the rear LCD screen you can change several settings (white balance, f-stop, colour balance, exposure value, etc).  Once you have found the settings that you like, press the shutter and the photo is taken using those settings.  Interesting.


impressive! i have been fond of sony during my p&s days and they are innovative! i have seen the samples at dpreview and ISO 1600 is good enough for me! and what a great array of lenses! a lot of lenses i would have wanted on the D3.

love the 135 F1.8!

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2008, 12:59:38 PM »

and what a great array of lenses! a lot of lenses i would have wanted on the D3.

love the 135 F1.8!




wow!!  and to think, all the lenses would have the function of IS/VR.  :)

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2008, 01:16:09 PM »
1 x 1Ds MK III + EF 24-70 = US$ 8,400.00

1 x A900 + CZ + SAL 24-70 + SAL 70-200 + CZ 16-35= $ 8,400

Hmmmm.....




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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2008, 03:19:34 PM »
This is going to be busy christmas season for everyone. How's the local customer service here for sony dslrs?
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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2008, 03:24:12 PM »
This is going to be busy christmas season for everyone. How's the local customer service here for sony dslrs?

Atrocious :(

But in my last visit to HK, Sony is WELL supported there... lots of stores carry their gear so shouldn't be no different than Nikon grey owners.



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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2008, 05:38:42 PM »
shift na, anyone?  :)

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2008, 09:12:55 PM »
Im not sure, but im not quite impress with the IQ of this camera... at ISO 400... the image looks rather soft (not that solid) compare to image taken from canon 50d and nikon d90. I was expecting better overall image sharpness from a full frame camera. Just my observation though

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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2008, 08:45:58 AM »
1 x 1Ds MK III + EF 24-70 = US$ 8,400.00

1 x A900 + CZ + SAL 24-70 + SAL 70-200 + CZ 16-35= $ 8,400

Hmmmm.....





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Re: The Sony A900 -full frame
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2008, 09:05:27 AM »
dalawang beses na din ako nagpa repair sa Sony HK, very very fast ang service nila, pag sinabing 3 days, 3 days talaga. Minsan mas mabilis pa sa naka sched na pick up date. Very professional.

Atrocious :(

But in my last visit to HK, Sony is WELL supported there... lots of stores carry their gear so shouldn't be no different than Nikon grey owners.



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