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You should be very pleased with what the A57 will allow you to do. Did you keep your A100? If you did, don't forget to take it our and shoot with it once in a while. It's still capable of producing some wonderful images.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ragamuffin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2019 at 02:46
Originally posted by Basil Basil wrote:

You should be very pleased with what the A57 will allow you to do. Did you keep your A100? If you did, don't forget to take it our and shoot with it once in a while. It's still capable of producing some wonderful images.

I still have my A100. My daughter has already claimed it! I think I might give her the kit lens to play around with it. I'm afraid she might be a bit young and may get frustrated with it. Perhaps a small e-mount camera might suit her better. We'll see...
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Originally posted by ragamuffin ragamuffin wrote:

Most of those lenses are quite expensive.
Well, that is true and you do not need those. Old lenses are just fine and they also will have improved AF on the A57 compared to your A100. Like everybody else said - you do need those.

Enjoy your A57.
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by ragamuffin ragamuffin wrote:

Most of those lenses are quite expensive.
Well, that is true and you do not need those. Old lenses are just fine and they also will have improved AF on the A57 compared to your A100. Like everybody else said - you do need those.

Enjoy your A57.

Thank you. It's coming today and I'm so excited. Also, I just won a bidding for Tamron 90mm 2.8 (272e) for a good price. I've only used 50mm for portrait, but now I get to experiment with 90mm(~125 aps-c?), and macro, of course.

So, now I only need Sony 16-50 (or Sigma 17-70 HSM?) to complete my quest. I'll probably get a book by G. Friedman, too.
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Congrats on your new camera. I expect it will serve you well.

FWIW the Sony Zeiss 16-80mm has been around since A100 days, so they are getting less expensive. It is a useful range and a cheap way to get a taste of the difference modern coatings make, especially if your daughter gets the A100 and kit lens.

https://www.dyxum.com/lenses/Sony-Carl-Zeiss-16-80mm-F3.5-4.5-DT-Vario-Sonnar-T*_lens318.html
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Originally posted by Cliff Cliff wrote:

Congrats on your new camera. I expect it will serve you well.

FWIW the Sony Zeiss 16-80mm has been around since A100 days, so they are getting less expensive. It is a useful range and a cheap way to get a taste of the difference modern coatings make, especially if your daughter gets the A100 and kit lens.

https://www.dyxum.com/lenses/Sony-Carl-Zeiss-16-80mm-F3.5-4.5-DT-Vario-Sonnar-T*_lens318.html

Thanks for the suggestion. I was looking at versatile, but also silent lenses for video. But Zeiss lens is tempting. I...must...resist
 



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Hi
A100 to A57 is how I moved up, never regretted it and still use & enjoy the A57 on an admittedly irregular basis, eg Day Prime so I can use my A series lenses without an adaptor.
Only thing I would say is that the viewfinder isn't the greatest but time will teach you to trust it and your instincts, so persevere !
I have a few A series lenses that are open to offers but I suspect your prices in the US will be a lot cheaper than ours over the pond !
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Originally posted by ragamuffin ragamuffin wrote:

...I'll probably get a book by G. Friedman, too.


Without a doubt that's the best purchase one can make when moving on to another body.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ragamuffin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2019 at 05:24
I played around with my "new" camera today. Compared to A100, AF focuses fast and snappy and there are lot less noise at high ISO. It's night and day. I know a resolution of EVF is low, but I can definitely see much better compared to tiny OVF of A100. With focus peaking capability, I can definitely manual focus better without any guesses. I only wish I bought it sooner.
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Great you enjoy it! Skipping a few generations makes you appreciate the improvements more

Now, if possible, share some pictures with us!
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