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Offline Twah

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Old Body Use
« on: March 30, 2011, 04:22:23 AM »
Hey all

Since I just got my a900, I was wondering how many a900 owners have kept their a700's? (well should say any aps-c body)

Just wondering what I should do with my a700 (with battery grip) and Tamron 17-50 and my Tokina 11-16.  I do have an IR converted 7D so I could use the tokie for that as it does t hotspot but it creates weird skies sometime in IR. (got the minolta 24mm just for the IR but now it'll be on my a900 for landscapes)

Both of the zooms that are left are full frame(Tamron's 70-200 and 200-500) and I have 3 primes, minolta 24,35, Sony 50.

I know people keep them as backups, travel only or maybe even paper weights,  I'm just curious and looking for opinions on what others do with their old bodies.

Thanks (btw love the a900!  Hehe)
Sony A900 w/VG, A700 w/VG, IR Converted Minolta 7D, Minolta 20 f2.8, Minolta 24 f2.8, 35mm f2, 35-70 f4, Sony 50mm f1.4, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 200-500, Tokina 11-16 HVL20AM flash, HVLf58AM flash.

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Re: Old Body Use
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 06:11:05 AM »
I've kept my A700 with VG and have never considered selling it. I only have one DT lens, a CZ1680 but it is a good one and I leave it attached to the A700.  It makes an excellent backup camera.
Sony A7, A850, A77, A700 || Sony>> 70-300G, 28-75 f2.8 SAM, 16-80CZ, 50 f1.4, FE 28-70 OSS, FE 24-70CZ f4 OSS, LA-EA4 || Minolta>> 300 f4 G HS, 200 f2.8 G HS, 100 f2.8 (D) Macro, 50 f1.7, 28 f2.8, 28-135 f4-4.5, 70-210 f4, 500 f8 Reflex, TC x 1.4 HS, TC x 2 HS. || Sigma 21-35 f3.5-4.2. || Tamron SP 24-135.

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Re: Old Body Use
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 02:04:10 PM »
Hey AScot

Thanks. Yeah I'm mulling it over. I love my a700 and cringe when I think of someone else using it. Haha. But I probably won't use it as much so it's that on the fence moment. I'd like to sell it to finance the a900 and get another lenses.  Trying to get a friend to buy it and convert him from canon to the good guys, we'll see. Haha.

We'll see, I'll sit on it more and mull it over.

Appreciate your time and input.
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Re: Old Body Use
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 08:32:48 PM »
Ive had my A900 for 14 months now, and have only used the A700 a limited number of times.
I use the A700 when we go out as a family to the beach for 'snapping' images of our daughter.

I use it occasionally for wildlife (the crop factor) hepls with reach. Have probably took less than 1000 images with it since ive got the A900.
Ive thought a few times of selling it, but like the idea of a back up.


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Re: Old Body Use
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 10:48:48 PM »
Hey Rob

Thought the same things. I do like the crop factor for my wildlife shots of the redtail hawks, barred owls and other critters I have in the backyard. It's just like I love the camera and don't want to see some one else have it but I'd like the cash to help pay for the a900. I'm about 75% keep, 25% sell at the moment.

Argh! Why is this so difficult. Hahahaha. Oh well. I'll manage

Thanks you input
Sony A900 w/VG, A700 w/VG, IR Converted Minolta 7D, Minolta 20 f2.8, Minolta 24 f2.8, 35mm f2, 35-70 f4, Sony 50mm f1.4, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8, 200-500, Tokina 11-16 HVL20AM flash, HVLf58AM flash.