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Re: A900 T minus 30 minutes and counting.........
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2008, 08:36:20 PM »
Having read the comparison the only main advantages over the A700 .... 2EV bracketing .....and possibly improved focusing of moving objects. 

The new V4 firmware give the A700 2EV bracketing.
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Re: A900 T minus 30 minutes and counting.........
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2008, 08:49:59 PM »
Having read the comparison the only main advantages over the A700 .... 2EV bracketing .....and possibly improved focusing of moving objects. 

The new V4 firmware give the A700 2EV bracketing.

As well as turning NR to OFF... as on the a900.
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Re: A900 T minus 30 minutes and counting.........
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2008, 09:24:29 PM »
First samples on dpreview http://www.dpreview.com/previews/SonyDSLRA900/page13.asp
and a comparison at http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/AA900/AA900A.HTM

Does it appear a bit noisy at high ISO or is just my imagination playing tricks ? :( Here you have the samples http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/AA900/AA900HI_ISO_NR.HTM
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Re: A900 T minus 30 minutes and counting.........
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2008, 09:40:43 PM »
The lack of a popup flash is a bit annoying too.  I know it's a pro model so they'll have a dedicated flash but it's always useful to have one on the body and I'd imagine even pros could make use of it to control slaves. 

Given a large lump of cash I could see myself buying one for landscapes but it would always be fairly specialised, not an everyday-everywhere camera.  More likely is an a700 and spending the money on a decent telephoto -- anyone else see that 70-400G they announced?  Now that sounds useful!
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Re: A900 T minus 30 minutes and counting.........
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2008, 10:13:46 PM »

Does it appear a bit noisy at high ISO or is just my imagination playing tricks ? :( Here you have the samples http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/AA900/AA900HI_ISO_NR.HTM


Yep, looks very similar to A700 performance - which I guess is expected. The sensor design is supposed to be just a scaled up version of the A700, which makes sense why it looks similar.
In fact thinking about it, double the MP and with two image processors - probably very similar to the A700 image processing also.
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Re: A900 T minus 30 minutes and counting.........
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2008, 10:32:12 PM »
I haven't read everything about the a900 yet but am I right ( might not be) in assuming that the lenses I have ,that will fit and work wonderfully with the a700, won't fit the a900???

If so - it wouldn't just be buying the camera............
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Re: A900 T minus 30 minutes and counting.........
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2008, 10:41:36 PM »
They might or might not fit ;) Depending whether they were produced particulalry for the smaller sensor of the A700. But I guess you might be lucky as most of the older lenses are actually ff (=full frame). Check over at dyxum inthe lens section whether they are full frame or not.
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Re: A900 T minus 30 minutes and counting.........
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2008, 10:43:47 PM »
I read that digital lenses do fit and there's a special APS-C mode which captures 11MP images with those lenses.
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Re: A900 T minus 30 minutes and counting.........
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2008, 11:20:04 PM »
I think my old 300mm pro prime would fit the a900.

 Not that I'm buying the 900.......... I'm about to buy the a700. Perhaps one day , eh?  When OH has got all his N..on (spit) stuff........

Then - just as you've got everything the swines will bring something else out..........c'est la vie. :(
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Re: A900 T minus 30 minutes and counting.........
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2008, 01:46:30 AM »
i belive some other reviewers were correct, the cannon does win out on hi iso preformance,  but the improvement is deffinaely not worth 5000 USD to go cannon instead.

if this all holds up in the field and it does well with classic minolta glass then ok sony will compete

also i would like to hear more about this enviormental sealing, and the fact that DP review says that the a700 is sealed as well....
any one have any coments on that?
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Re: A900 T minus 30 minutes and counting.........
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2008, 03:06:24 AM »


also i would like to hear more about this enviormental sealing, and the fact that DP review says that the a700 is sealed as well....
any one have any coments on that?

What I read said weather and dust resistant not proof.
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« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2008, 03:28:08 AM »
My biggest question is ... does the anti-shake work at FULL FRAME?

I have a lot riding on the honest answer to that question ...

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Re: A900 T minus 30 minutes and counting.........
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2008, 03:39:07 AM »
My biggest question is ... does the anti-shake work at FULL FRAME?

I have a lot riding on the honest answer to that question ...

They're very clear on that - the answer is YES.

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The camera’s newly-developed, body-integrated SteadyShot Inside unit achieves an anti-shake effect equivalent to shutter speeds faster by 2.5 to 4 stops. This new unit provides stabilization for Sony, Minolta and Konica-Minolta wide angle, large-aperture lenses, which is difficult for lens-integrated systems.

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Re: A900 T minus 30 minutes and counting.........
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2008, 04:43:21 AM »
Thanks ... works for me.

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Re: A900 T minus 30 minutes and counting.........
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2008, 08:47:41 PM »

"it seems to be not quite as good as the 1DsM3 (7800$+) but it's better in many respects than the current 5D which has more comparable price point." ;)

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