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Post Options Post Options   Quote kiklop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 February 2008 at 18:12
Originally posted by madcat207 madcat207 wrote:

I'm sorry, but this is one thing that bugs me. Why must being happy with Sony be a bad thing? I am not a fanboy, but have been labeled as such when talking about how happy i have been with what Sony has done (especially the a700). Sure, no company is perfect, but give me a break. Why is it a bad thing that alot of people are happy with Sony?

I never said anything like that .. sorry if i made any statement that may lead to this concussion. After all, i spend a lot of my free time here so .. that's proves something i hope and my opinions are only mine ... i always try to emphasize this (and i'm big advocate of argumented complains and request).
As for the above quote, i was trying to tell that i will cover in more depth LV implementation on a300/a350 and that i will try NOT to defend the implementation at all costs (something that can be so often seen recently) but rather give my honest opinion about it.

btw; as a little announcement (but not yet ready for public discussions) we are considering some changes around here in an effort to minimize pointless equipment discussions and focus more on practical photography.
Something less about the equipment and a bit more about how to use it. That's all that counts in the end and will hopefully save dyxum of certain type of discussions that no one really like to read (a blog like feature will be used for my rants to save the forum from my opinions :):).

Happy shooting !

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Two_truths Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2008 at 10:47
Originally posted by lozw lozw wrote:

But all of those stores are just listing the retail price. You know as well as I do that the price will be much less once it is available.

As soon as you start quoting street prices then you are into a mine-field.

Even in your comparison there you quoted a bunch of non-photography stores vs one photography store (Jacobs). That would be like comparing Buyacamera's original Alpha 700 price to Warehouseexpress's Alpha 700 price.

Buyacamera got a small bunch of Alpha 700 kits in very cheaply as an incentive from Sony to stock the camera. I bought one of those kits. It is likely that stores like Lambatek have had similar incentives from Canon.

I quoted RRP because that meant I was quoting like-with-like. Both camera ranges will be discounted from that initial price but the Alpha cameras will always be substantially cheaper (around 20-40%) than the Canon 450D.

The price gap between the Alpha 350 and Canon 450D is about as large as the gap between the 450D and the 40D.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2008 at 23:40
A300/350 live view summary... Updated with the latest info from Kiklop's A300/350 report:

Easier to use than most other systems
Articulating screen instead of fixed to body
On-screen AF indicators illuminate when in focus
Quicker shooting response than most other systems
Main image sensor not exposed to dust unnecessarily

Not a true indicator for focusing, framing, or color characteristics
Articulating screen may be vulnerable to damage
Moving viewfinder mirror may be vulnerable to damage or misalignment
No video out during live view
No image stabilization during live view (SSS during exposure only)
No high magnification preview zooming (other than the 1.4x/2x Smart Teleconverter)

Good for some, bad for others:
Smart Teleconverter will actually crop your captured image if you leave it on during the shot
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