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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 November 2022 at 18:28
Originally posted by Steve-S Steve-S wrote:

Another FF E-mount lens, to keep an eye out for a deep discount -- Tamron's 28-75/2.8 (either version)

The original was very good; the G2 is excellent.

You won't find it AFAIK at "100ish euros" but then, it's not an entry-level kitlens.
Nowhere near €100,- not cheap at all.
I picked up the Sigma alternative 28-70/2.8 DG DN.

It is much easier to find good and cheap A-mount lenses then FE-mount lenses.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote de0602 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 November 2022 at 19:11
One aspect which I haven't seen mentioned yet: Do you use JPEGs out of the camera or process raw files?

When I switched from the D7D to the A700 I did not like the Sony colors at all. Sony has subsequently improved the JPEG engine and the newer the camera the better I find the colors.

Based on your set of lenses, I'd also recommend to go for a full frame camera.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jricharc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2022 at 14:30
Appreciate all of the feedback, I found an a77ii on sale for $310, but the direction stick is broken so not sure what that repair entails.

https://www.adorama.com/us1597112.html

I tend to shoot in RAW and jpeg just depends on what I am shooting. Lately it has been a lot of my Sons baseball games to share pictures with the parents.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve-S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2022 at 14:59
a77ii at $310 seems like a VERY good price (depending on shutter-count)...

From a "reputable" dealer like KEH (who offers a 180-day!!! money-back warranty) I'd expect to be paying $650 and up, so in some regards I'd worry $310 was "too good to be true."
[ edit:   Oh, I see you edited while I was writing, and the unit is broken; you might ask the vendor to quote you a repair? Or you might ask for a further discount. Repair is likely to be $600ish, so the broken unit is only worth $50-$100-ish (unless you can DIY it). ]


Edited by Steve-S - 01 December 2022 at 15:11
a77_SAL18-135_ZA135/1.8_Tam200-500_Tam180/3.5_Tam10-24_Min50/1.7
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Basil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2022 at 15:41
The big question is if the direction stick is truly broken, or just sticking and/or skipping. Mine has done this a couple of times over the years. After talking to a repair person that I had used before, he advised me to just shoot a quick burst of contact cleaner at the edge of the seal and move it around until it works normally again. It solved the issue and saved me a few hundred $ on repair. It may be worth taking a flyer on.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 December 2022 at 17:38
I have an A77II to sell.

Edited by QuietOC - 15 December 2022 at 22:39
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Post Options Post Options   Quote michael.clark65 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2022 at 19:45
Sorry for the late reply. My non technical opinion is that I didnt click with the a77 and it went to a new home.   I quite like the a99( which I bought very cheaply as the IS doesnt work-dont actually seem to miss this).   I like the colours of the sony a850 and although I previously have liked large cameras am finding it a bit bulky.   Last comment though, Id strongly encourage you to keep the 7d. In my view the best design of all sony/minolta digital with beautiful colours as well. Makes a great walk around camera too. Although, you probably know this. good luck
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2022 at 20:20
As you only registered today, you're forgiven for your late reply, Michael

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Thanks! Looks like a friendly forum.:)
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