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Offline jdlaing

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Backup a700 for a850
« on: January 20, 2010, 11:31:07 PM »
I have an a850 off at the repair limb for a blown circuit board.
I was entertaining the thought of an a700 as backup.
A store here where I am working has a pile of them and the prices are dropping every four or five days.
I am well aware that it is APS-C but I could still use the Zeiss lenses.

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Re: Backup a700 for a850
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 11:45:32 PM »

Sounds like a good idea to me :D

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Re: Backup a700 for a850
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 11:49:40 PM »
I would too, if I had the money ;)
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Re: Backup a700 for a850
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 01:33:46 AM »
Do you really need a back up? The reason why I am asking is because I hardly ever use my A700 as a backup and the money might be wiser spend on another lens? Just a thought.
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Re: Backup a700 for a850
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2010, 01:46:54 AM »
Do you really need a back up? The reason why I am asking is because I hardly ever use my A700 as a backup and the money might be wiser spend on another lens? Just a thought.
Stef.

I sure do. Being without while the a850 is off at the repair for who knows how long has put me at a disadvantage. I use it for work and the need is there...........

The cost is recouped by jobs. It is just a matter of how long. I can get the price of the body back in 1-1.5 shoots.

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Re: Backup a700 for a850
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2010, 01:54:16 AM »
Do you really need a back up? The reason why I am asking is because I hardly ever use my A700 as a backup and the money might be wiser spend on another lens? Just a thought.
Stef.

I sure do. Being without while the a850 is off at the repair for who knows how long has put me at a disadvantage. I use it for work and the need is there...........

The cost is recouped by jobs. It is just a matter of how long. I can get the price of the body back in 1-1.5 shoots.

Well then it makes sense! It's just when you are used to full frame than it is difficult to go to a different format- at least for me.
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Re: Backup a700 for a850
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2010, 02:06:03 AM »
I would get another a850 as a backup rather then get a camera that is discontinued.
Why buy one when you can get two for twice the price?

If your main body fails you can grab your second identical body and continue on as if nothing happened.
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Re: Backup a700 for a850
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2010, 02:30:24 AM »
Do you really need a back up? The reason why I am asking is because I hardly ever use my A700 as a backup and the money might be wiser spend on another lens? Just a thought.
Stef.

I sure do. Being without while the a850 is off at the repair for who knows how long has put me at a disadvantage. I use it for work and the need is there...........

The cost is recouped by jobs. It is just a matter of how long. I can get the price of the body back in 1-1.5 shoots.

Well then it makes sense! It's just when you are used to full frame than it is difficult to go to a different format- at least for me.
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I shot Olympus for a number of years and have an E-3.
The crop factor is 2x.
Full Frame to APS-C is not too bad if I have to.


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Re: Backup a700 for a850
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2010, 03:33:42 AM »
Do you really need a back up? The reason why I am asking is because I hardly ever use my A700 as a backup and the money might be wiser spend on another lens? Just a thought.
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Re: Backup a700 for a850
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2010, 08:15:37 AM »
Go on Go on you know it makes sense buy the a700 you never know when in the future it may save you. Oh yes where is this store that sells a700s cheap Icould be in the market and keep it boxed for a  couple of years as a reserve reserve for my a700!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Backup a700 for a850
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2010, 02:09:25 PM »
Thanks all for the encouragement.
I popped in there at closing time last night and with the low prices they had two left.
One is now mine.

At least I can use the Zeiss lenses I have and keep shooting.

Now if I could only get my a850 back FROM REPAIR!................