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Sooooo, I just bought an a900, now what?
« on: July 21, 2010, 08:27:58 AM »
Hi all,
Of course i know the answer is go out and shoot, shoot, shoot, but what I am wondering is what to expect with the lens line up I currently have. I have been using three main lenses with my a700 for the last two years and have been fairly happy with the results: the sony 70-200 ssm G, the minolta 28/2, and a little less often but still seeing some action is the minolta 50/1.4. I know I am doubling mega pixels with the a900, so do you think I will be happy with the lenses I have when I use them on the 900?

Additionally, I have been using the a700 to shoot weddings, and feel completely comfortable with the camera; what major differences can I expect in the feel and/or familiarity between the two bodies?

Also, any other advice with regards to the beastie is appreciated!

Thanks!
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Re: Sooooo, I just bought an a900, now what?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2010, 08:37:25 AM »
You should be absolutely perfectly fine with your line lens up. The A700 and A900 are very similar in their feel. I don't know how the JPeg performance is as I always shoot in RAW so can't comment on this. The biggest difference is that you will fill up your memory cards "slightly" faster- apart from that- as you said- go out and shoot ;)
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Re: Sooooo, I just bought an a900, now what?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2010, 11:09:46 AM »
I think you can have high expectations from your lens set-up as they were designed for full frame. I recently got the 850 coming from a 700 and so far my results are great, it really makes the lenses do what they are capable of.

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Re: Sooooo, I just bought an a900, now what?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2010, 07:34:13 PM »
OOPS!  I just sent you a message on facebook.  I had thought that you were buying an a850.  Good for you!  Drop me an email if you want to!

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Re: Sooooo, I just bought an a900, now what?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2010, 07:42:16 PM »
Looking at your lenses...I KNOW what I would do!

I'd drop the 28/2, the 50/1.4, the 50/1.7, the 50/2.8 Macro and the 70-210/4 plus the 5D.  Looking on eBay, I see that the last 2 28/2 lenses went for $500 each.  Knowing exactly the condition of your 50/1.4 and your 70-210/4, I would guess $250 and $50 for them.  Sell the other pieces and you could have $1100 or more towards the 24-70/2.8 Z. 

Hopefully you got the pics I sent on the facebook PM.

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Re: Sooooo, I just bought an a900, now what?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2010, 09:35:45 PM »
Congratulations,
The 70-200G will be awesome on the A900, i cant comment on the other lenses, but i agree that id probably do what Bill has suggested, but id possibly keep the 50/1.4 for the low light and OOF benefits.


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Re: Sooooo, I just bought an a900, now what?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2010, 10:36:46 PM »
Congratulations on you purchase.
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Re: Sooooo, I just bought an a900, now what?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2010, 03:35:50 PM »
Thanks all for the congrats! I am really excited to get my hands on it. UPS three day delivery puts it here Friday, and I really want to shoot a wedding with it on Saturday. My lens lust is focused on the 24-70Z, so I will have to sell a few lenses to start the fund :-). My daughter, who is almost 10, has taken a real interest in photography, so I think I may keep the 5D and and 50/1.4 for her. 
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Re: Sooooo, I just bought an a900, now what?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2010, 04:23:14 PM »
Hehe...I can really feel you excitement Amie! Yes keep the other camera or you will sooner or later fight with your daughter over your new toy...
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