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Your First A-Mount Camera

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atom Ant Oz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 December 2018 at 23:26
Originally posted by Atom Ant Oz Atom Ant Oz wrote:

I grew up with my father's Minoltas and Rokkors, but my first AF cameras were Canon EOS (620, then 600*).

My first A-mount camera was the Dynax 7000i, replacing my burgled EOS 600. It would have been with whatever the twin kit lens was.

My second A-mount camera was the Dynax 600si, replacing my burgled 7000i. I still have that camera, although I have not used it since I belatedly jumped to digital.

My third A-mount camera was the Sony A300, bought when I could no longer buy Kodachrome, thus forcing me to go digital. The next generation of Alphas had just come out, but I preferred the slightly larger A300, especially with the vertical grip. My telephoto lenses suddenly got more interesting.

It was a long time between burglaries, but eventually the A300 went too, and for a while I used another system.

My fourth A-mount camera is the Sony A65, bought on a whim just to have something different to use.

My fifth A-mount camera was the Sony A77ii, bought when I need to return my A65, which I discovered wouldn't play nicely with my first SSM lens. I still have this camera but it is now neglected because I bought my latest A-mount camera, the Sony A99ii!

I've noticed that the numbering is out because I've remembered another A-mount film camera that I had before the 600si.

Edited by Atom Ant Oz - 24 December 2018 at 23:56
A99ii + 10-20 | 24-70Z | 24-105D | 70-200G | 100-300 APO D | 70-400G
20/2.8 | 28/2.8 | 35/1.8 | 50/1.4 | 135/1.8Z | 300/4 | 500/8
A6500 + 10-18 | 16-70Z | 18-135 | 70-200/4G
28/2 | 50/1.8F | 85/1.8
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Reddevil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 March 2019 at 19:03
My first one was the Konica Minolta Dynax 5D.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sakisf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 March 2019 at 11:07
Originally posted by AutumnRose AutumnRose wrote:

sakisf, that was really funny!    I think you are the first to list an adapter as a camera. The term "A-mount camera" is evolving.





Put my hands on my first real A-mount camera today; just received an A68 used from amazon. 5.8k shutter actuations, like new body for 340. Trying to figure out some extra AF settings vs the A7ii to set it identically. Gonna be a backup for A7ii + LA-EA4 + Minolta lenses but I like the handling of it, sits right in the hand while with the A7 I had to get an L-plate.
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