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    Posted: 24 January 2023 at 12:23
My son headed to Maui for a short vacation. I forced him to take my A6000 and kit lens, just in case he felt like using a "real" camera instead of his iphone. He obliged me, maybe just for a few pictures. Some pictures from Haleyakala, at sunrise.

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That A6000 was/is a heck of a camera. And the 16-50 power zoom just got a firmware update. It isn't as bad as some people think. Still, maybe, he should keep the camera? Thanks for looking.

Edited by Almazar80 - 24 January 2023 at 12:35
 



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He did well!
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those are great!

I love my A6000, it's been kicking for about 10 years now.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2023 at 18:48
He certainly did well (#2 )
And I wonder: will he bring the camera next time. Or did he see none or only a little difference between iphotos and this?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2023 at 04:36
#1 is an awesome shot, son is lucky to be in Hawaii
I still use my "old" a6000, bought new, every day. If the 16-50 was lens hood capable it would be my go to walk around, it even is quite often.
I usually can't tell the difference between a photo taken w it and a photo taken w my Zeiss 16 70

I don't know, but I find taking a picture holding a phone awkward. I need a grip and a view finder, but then again I didn't grow up with an iPhone.
I like my little 6000
thanks for the tip on the update
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Almazar80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2023 at 13:09
Thank you for the comments. The kid (my oldest one) has always been artistically bent, but like many of his peers he finds cameras and lenses too bulky and in some ways, anachronistic. Still, he was telling us about the process of getting a pass to go to the summit of the mountain (which is a national park). Apparently, you now need the permit to be able to spend the wee hours of the morning, in cold temperatures, to watch the sun come up. I think it's worth the trouble, but it takes over an hour to get to the top, and then you have to camp out, hope for clear skies, and wait for the sun to rise. Definitely worth it.

What's interesting is that he only took three pictures of the sunrise with the A6000. These three are it.   
 



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