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Topic ClosedYour Primary Camera (Feb 2014)

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Poll Question: What do you use as your primary camera?
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    Posted: 06 February 2014 at 16:07
Above are 15 options, with the Alpha selections arranged by how they came out in the last 'primary camera' poll (May 2013).

Please indicate above which model of those shown above is your primary camera (ie the one you would reach for most often for photography).

Note that you can only vote once in this poll!
So choose carefully...



This is part of a survey we run every once in a while to check on what the membership's cameras of choice are. It will stay open for about 2 months.

Another poll is open to let you specify your backup cameras.

Edited by Bob J - 06 February 2014 at 16:12
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2014 at 20:29
I entered my A850, allthough at the moment it must go to a repair shop to fix a broken AF unit.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2014 at 20:52
I was torn.... I love my main workhorse A580. For work, low light and a real view finder.
This is my favorite so I voted for the A580. I will only upgrade from it to a A850/A900.

But to keep it around longer my walk around has been a A58 that I got with Airline Mile points.

It does a nice job still think the EVF is a little weird, slow to react to changing light.
Also I have learned to hate the fact that tracking a moving target is hard when shooting pictures.
The EVF drops out when it writes to the card.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2014 at 14:57
My work shifted to mostly to video now so I bought a RX10 as my primary cam, while my A65 still serve as the stills cam.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2014 at 15:05
Originally posted by JamieZ JamieZ wrote:


But to keep it around longer my walk around has been a A58 that I got with Airline Mile points.

It does a nice job still think the EVF is a little weird, slow to react to changing light.
Also I have learned to hate the fact that tracking a moving target is hard when shooting pictures.
The EVF drops out when it writes to the card.

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That's weird. I haven't owned an a58, but neither the a55 nor a57 does that.

What does "drops out" mean? If it stops changing (i.e. the image is static), then you've got shot review turned on -- you can turn it off in the menu. It's terrible that it defaults to "on". I don't know anyone who likes it (anyone reading this who likes shot review in EVF, please speak up).

If you mean goes completely black, mine only do that for a very small fraction of a second, not nearly the whole time it's writing. Not enough to be a concern at all. Actually, I think it's just the shutter blocking the light.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2014 at 15:37
Originally posted by thornburg thornburg wrote:

(anyone reading this who likes shot review in EVF, please speak up).


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I often set the display to show histogram, and it's useful to be able to check it automatically after shooting. It's also nice to have some indication other than sound that the thing's actually taken a picture!
I suppose, also, I'm used to it on compacts and my phone.

I like the EVF and its info display, and don't much like the screen at the back, partly because I need to put glasses on to read it, and then take them off to look in the viewfinder. So most of the time I'd quite happily have an EVF camera without the rear screen.

Edited by rovhazman - 17 February 2014 at 15:20
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2014 at 15:49
Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

Originally posted by thornburg thornburg wrote:

(anyone reading this who likes shot review in EVF, please speak up).


Up!
I often set the display to show histogram, and it's useful to be able to check it automatically after shooting. It's also nice to have some indication other than sound that the thing's actually taken a picture!
I suppose, also, I'm used to it on compacts and my phone.

I like the EVF and its info display, and don't much like the screen at the back, partly because I need to put glasses on to read it, and then take them off to look in the viewfinder. So most of the time I'd quite happily have an EVF camera without the rear screen.


I also use my camera without rear screen 98% of the time. But I take lots of shots in a row, and only review them once in a while (just to make sure I'm getting what I think I'm getting).

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2014 at 15:54
a900 for me. Same as last year.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2014 at 20:36
still the a700... for me there isn't a clear replacement, as the A77s EVF doesn't do it for me and used a900s remain both scarce and expensive :P
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2014 at 13:42
I've listed my a99 as my 'Primary' camera, but realistically I suppose the NEX-5N sees a lot more use - I'm currently considering replacing it with the new a6000, although I was just going to buy the EVF...

It depends on the kind of photography I'm doing. If people ask me to shoot events for them, then the a99 and sensible zooms come out. If I'm shooting for my own pleasure, I'm likely to be using the 5N + some kind of MF prime (I'm particularly fond of my OM MC 50mm f/1.4 and Pentacon 135 f/2.8 at the moment - I find either far more of a joy to use than my 'fancy' zooms...)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2014 at 14:16
I'm still using my a850 as my primary camera, same one since september 2011
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2014 at 14:35
Notable that the top camera last time has slipped, but perhaps predictable as the a77 is due a refresh. Or is it Symptomatic of a bit more of shift towards full frame? Some surprising zeros at present, along with some less surprising ones (why don't Lunar users frequent the forum?)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2014 at 14:45

What's with the groupings?

A-mount SLR A700     
A-mount SLR A5xx series/A450/A100

Why is the A100 grouped together with the a500 series?

If things are grouped like that, why is the a700 by itself?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2014 at 14:47
Still the A700, the A77/99 have been a disappointment for me, waiting for there replacement. Hopefully Sony gets it right...
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