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Offline UNAir

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Shall I trade my A900 for A99?
« on: November 05, 2012, 09:24:41 PM »
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I just read the review of A99 on dpreview and I am sooo excited about new Sony flagship! I bought my A900 about 3 years plus 3 speedlights (one is macro twin).

I have few concerns... If I decide to get the A99 and since it has hotshoe now, do I need to upgrade and replace all my flashes?

Thanks!

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Re: Shall I trade my A900 for A99?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 10:16:03 PM »
If i understand correctly, the short answer is No,
But you will need to buy a hotshoe adapter, to mount one on camera as a master. The others will still work via wireless off camera.
I dont think the F20 AM will work no as a master

Im sure this is how it works given what i have read so far ???


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Shall I trade my A900 for A99?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 05:41:54 AM »
According the manual you will get an adapter in a package for "old" flashes.

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Re: Shall I trade my A900 for A99?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2012, 06:59:41 PM »
Yes, there is a hotshoe in the package and the literature says the a900 flashes will work. But has anyone tried? And by the way, what is the release date since I have the same urge to go the a99 way (for a six month assignment in rural SE Asia!)
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Re: Shall I trade my A900 for A99?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2012, 07:42:58 PM »
Yes- all flashes work, at least the ones that I have tried. In other words, all flashes that work with the A900 will work on the A99. Should you trade? I did, but then I love EVF.
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Re: Shall I trade my A900 for A99?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2012, 06:07:17 PM »
Now for the real killer question; should I trade my a900 not for the a99 but for the new RX1 (DSC RX1/B)? (actually keep the a900 and get the RX1 for lighter traveling...). I am visiting the Paris photo show tomorrow morning and after drooling on what I see, I'll try to share my decision with you all...

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Shall I trade my A900 for A99?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2012, 07:09:18 PM »
Placed my order for A99 and 60 flash.
Should be with me on 19 November. So excited!
Sony: A900, CZ 24-70/2.8, CZ 85/1.4, CZ 16-35/2.8
Minolta: 7 / 7D, Minolta 28-75/f2.8, Minolta 100/f2.8 Macro
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Re: Shall I trade my A900 for A99?
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2012, 09:35:04 PM »
Are you replacing the A900 a la Stef or adding to the stable ? We look forward to your comparisons if you are keeping it...john
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Re: Shall I trade my A900 for A99?
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2012, 07:13:34 PM »
A900 vs RX1; I just came back from the Paris photo show and have to say that I fell in love with both cameras... If I had the cash available I would get both (the a99 hit the Sony stores late last week and the RX 1 is due mid December). Obviously the a99 is the flagship. But the RX1 is wonderfully small and light. For street scenes the 35mm lens is fine and its 24MM pixels give ample room for cropping. It doesn't have a stabilizer. So I would recommend it as a second lighter back up camera. Where does that leave me? I love my a900 so at this point I'm giving myself another couple of weeks to decide if I take the RX1 as a back up...
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Re: Shall I trade my A900 for A99?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2012, 06:49:34 AM »
Well after posting my previous note, I decided I should get the RX1; then I woke up in the middle of the night and decided to get the a99. This morning I just want to go back to sleep...
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Re: Shall I trade my A900 for A99?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2012, 09:42:54 AM »
You have left us all hanging..... which is it?   john
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Re: Shall I trade my A900 for A99?
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2012, 11:13:47 AM »
Well, if I win the lottery, both... At this point the a99 has my favor (but it will weigh down my camera bag with its a900), but I still want to wait and see if any of you make a decision!
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Re: Shall I trade my A900 for A99?
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2012, 08:54:15 PM »
I just upgraded to the A99 from the A300, quite a strong reason to upgrade in itself.  However, SonyAlphaRumours announce with a fairly high degree of certainty that there are 3 new and completely different FF cameras out in field testing and at least one of them will be released early next year.  Why after just purchasing the A99 do I get the feeling that I've been cheated?  I mean, we wait four years for an A900 replacement and then we get 1, 2, 3, ....? new FF cameras within a year!  What is that?  Some kind of London bus system?  (You normally wait an eternity for a bus and then 3 or more come along at once).

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Re: Shall I trade my A900 for A99?
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2012, 12:39:18 AM »
One will definitely be the (mega pixel)~4500$
the (NEX full frame)~2500$
the (Nikon D600/Canon EOS 6D)~2000$

all buses different direction :)
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Re: Shall I trade my A900 for A99?
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2012, 04:09:02 AM »
I agree with Rex, i do not believe there is anything comparable to the A99. One as said will be the Nex system and one super high mps, none of which really interest me and the third one will be very likely below the A99. Also, the announcement is expected at the beginning of 2013 but they will only come out later in the year. So no I do not feel cheated at all.
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